2020-21 NHL Stanley Cup Odds – Who Will Win It?

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 22: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche in action during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 22, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. The Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 5-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

On May 11, the NHL postseason begins — and several teams have emerged as serious contenders.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing well once again under the watchful eye of coach Jon Cooper, and grabbing a second consecutive Stanley Cup is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Can the ice hockey team from the Sunshine State repeat and win its third overall (the other being 2004)? Or will another franchise rise up and capture it?

According to the Stanley Cup odds, we may have a new team hoisting the massive trophy when the season wraps. For the odds leaders — the Colorado Avalanche — they haven’t won it all since 2001. The Vegas Golden Knights are also high up in the odds and were runners-up in 2018 to the Washington Capitals, but the young franchise also hasn’t won a Stanley Cup.

And the Toronto Maple Leafs — who have been to 21 Stanley Cups all-time, winning 13 — haven’t won one since 1967. It would be a long time coming for the starved hockey fans from Canada.

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NHL Stanley Cup Odds

TAMPA, FLORIDA - APRIL 01: Luke Schenn #2 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shoots during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena on April 01, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Colorado Avalanche (+400) — The Avalanche have been consistently good, and are 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Entering the second weekend of April, they lead the NHL with 140 goals scored, and their goal differential of plus-45 is far and away the best in the league (the next best is Tampa Bay at plus-35).

Tampa Bay Lightning (+600) — The defending Stanley Cup champions haven’t exactly dominated in recent weeks, playing .500 hockey in their last 10 games. But the Lightning know how to win, and wouldn’t be perched in this spot if they didn’t get it done when it matters most — in the postseason.

Vegas Golden Knights (+750) — The Golden Knights are battling the Avalanche for the No. 1 spot in the West. Could they rise up and unseat Colorado before the postseason?

Toronto Maple Leafs (+900) — The Maple Leafs are the hottest team in the NHL coming into the second weekend of April, going 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, winning five in a row.

The Next Tier

NOTE: Team records and division ranking as of April 8

Carolina Hurricanes (+1200) — 27-9-3 (57 points) — 1st place in Central

Washington Capitals (+1200) — 25-11-4 (54 points) — 2nd place in East

New York Islanders (+1400) — 26-10-4 (56 points) — 1st place in East

Edmonton Oilers (+1800) — 25-14-2 (52 points) — 2nd place in North

Minnesota Wild (+1800) — 24-12-2 (50 points) — 3rd place in West

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Brian McLaughlin is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of BMac and Herd’s FCS Podcast. He has covered the national recruiting scene in football and basketball for The Sporting News, headed up the PARADE Magazine High School All-America selections, and handled FCS college football for HERO Sports. He lives right up the road from the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Follow BMac on Twitter @BrianMacWriter.

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