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Toronto Maple Leafs favourites to win 2018 Stanley Cup over Kings, Blues, Blue Jackets

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The Maple Leafs leap into the top 10 favourites for gamblers.

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Six Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

With the 2017 Stanley Cup final over, sports betting website OddsShark.com has released their current betting lines to pick the 2018 NHL champion, and they are high on the Maple Leafs.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been given 1/16 odds to win the Stanley Cup next season, on par with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, and Dallas Stars. They’re ahead of recent Stanley Cup winners Los Angeles Kings, who sit at 1/18 odds.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on top of the list with 9/1, they could become the first NHL team to win three in a row since the dynasty New York Islanders team won four straight from 1980-1983.

With the core of this team either ineligible (Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Mitch Marner) or protected (James van Reimsdyk, Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly, Frederik Andersen) from the expansion draft, we’ll see the key players back on the ice next season for the Maple Leafs. Can they build on this past season and go all the way?

We’re only four months away from finding out.

Poll

Would you bet on the Maple Leafs to win the cup next year?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Yes! Our time begins now!
    (296 votes)
  • 23%
    Yeah, it’s not terrible odds
    (326 votes)
  • 46%
    No, they aren’t ready
    (635 votes)
  • 7%
    I do not approve of gambling and am judging you right now.
    (106 votes)
1363 votes total Vote Now