|Pavel Datsyuk: Stanley Cup favourite.|
Red Wings are 6-to-1 favourites, with Ottawa next at 7-1 and four teams (New Jersey, Calgary, Buffalo and Philly) at 12-1.
Canadian clubs: Vancouver 20-1, Edmonton 25-1, Montreal 30-1 and last on the northern tote board, Toronto at 40-1.
Colder than Bobby Clarke: Washington, Chicago and St. Louis at 100-1.
A couple of value plays, at least to me: Buffalo at 12-1, Tampa Bay at 25-1.
Incidentally, Leafs are 11th down the board on the Eastern Conference odds board, 20-1 to win the group.
Related. Dave Perkins has a word for online gambling and it is - beware:
It's an industry perhaps not in turmoil, but certainly at a crossroads given the recent arrests of executives by U.S. law enforcement officials who are trying to put the genie back in the bottle. (And never will.)
Online bookmaker suspends action on Rock Star Supernova due to suspicious bump in wagering on eventual winner Lukas Rossi of Toronto (Betting on reality TV seems a bit, uh, degenerate to me -- but not as much as taking action on it. Thanks to Ben Maller for the links).