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Shut-up-and-take-my-money

I don’t know if you’re into gambling, as I certainly am not and in no way have any interest in putting money on sporting events *nervous twitch*, but if you are, here are some upcoming odds courtesy Bodog for which players are going to end up where.

Will the Vancouver Canucks trade Roberto Luongo prior to the start of the 2013-14 season?

Yes                  -200     (1/2)

No                    +150     (3/2)

Will the Calgary Flames trade Mike Cammalleri prior to the start of the 2013-14 season?

Yes                  -140     (5/7)

No                    EVEN   (1/1)

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf prior to the start of the 2013-14 season?

Yes                  +150     (3/2)

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Ottawa Senators v Pittsburgh Penguins

Yesterday we covered the odds to win the Eastern Conference, Western Conference, and the Stanley Cup, and today we bring to you the latest odds to win the 2013 Conn Smythe trophy as the NHL MVP of the playoffs.

You will notice the oddsmakers feel the Penguins and Blackhawks will be the final two teams playing for the Cup, but with so much parity in the league, you may find some good value elsewhere.

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Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks

Now that the playoff matchups are set, we can take a look at the odds Vegas has put out to win the Stanley Cup.

You can see the entire schedule here.

Odds to Win the 2013 Stanley Cup

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Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings - Game Seven

When the season opened back on January 19th, the top three teams in Vegas to win the Stanley Cup were the Penguins, Rangers and Canucks. Today, after the Iginla trade last night, the Pens continue to be the heavy favorites, while the Blackhawks are next, even with that incredible streak to begin the year, followed by Bruins.

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Every year brings us the unveiling of NHL Stanley Cup odds courtesy Bodog, and as much as it sucks that that day had to come in January, I’m happy to report that they’re up and ready to be gambled on. Not that I gamble or anything, but like, for those people who do. Ahem.

Adam Burns, Sports Book Manager Bodog.ca had this to say about hockey coming back:

“For the book, the NHL being back is very good news as betting on hockey accounts for one quarter of the bets we take in a year. The NBA and College Football picked up some of the slack but with hockey we have a very distinct set of bettors who only bet on the NHL who I am sure are just as happy as us that it is finally back. Our Stanley Cup odds are re-opened with the Penguins leading the way at 8/1 and the Vancouver Canucks as the top Canadian contender at 9/1.”

Below are the odds of every team to win the Cup this year, followed by the odds teams received to win their conferences: Read the rest of this entry »

I’m not exactly a gambling aficionado, so feel free to take this unsolicited gambling advice with a grain (or a whole shaker) of salt, but I’m going to share it anyway: I think tonight would be a good night to bet on the New York Rangers vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.

When bookmakers set the lines for games, they don’t just look at the standings and toss out numbers, they consider all the tangible factors. And using those, they’ve rightly seen that there’s a favourite tonight.

Here’s why you should logically bet on the Penguins:

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