Those Las Vegas Odds…….

Well, I was curious at what some of “those” thinkers out that way thought the odds of the teams that have clinched their spots would be right now. I did some digging and saw what they were.

Here they would be:(this is according to the site that pops up here on the HTR board)

Detroit: 13-5

Colorado: 4-1

Dallas: 9-2

Ottawa: 9-2

New Jersey: 5-1

Vancouver: 8-1

Philly: 10-1

St. Louis: 12-1

Toronto: 13-1

Tampa Bay: 20-1

Washington: 25-1

NY Islanders: 34-1

Anaheim: 40-1

Minnesota: 40-1

Boston: 50-1

Edomonton: 60-1

I don’t see Colorado ahead of Dallas though. One other site had Dallas & Colorado with the same odds of 5.5-1.



49 Responses to Those Las Vegas Odds…….

  1. defenestrate says:

    Okay – I’ll go first..

    If I trusted the people who made odds in Vegas (and I’ve always wondered who “they” are – maybe they’re “the little man behind the curtain”), I’d be living in a refrigerator box, and I’d have an “Etch-a-Sketch” for a computer.

    Oh, wait. That would make me a Canucks fan….

  2. oil_drop says:

    I would of rated the Oilers higher.

  3. titans says:

    Flyers-Stars Cup Finals!! I said it here first!

  4. Tony says:

    Just like the odds I would say Detroit, Dallas and Colorado are the clear favorites.

  5. defenestrate says:

    You’re supposed to use airplane glue to build models with…

  6. MantaRay says:

    Here in the Garden State I would not be averse to rematching any of those teams.

    The way the Wings are playing, I have to start making my annual reservations at the JOE and the Troy Marriot.

  7. Tony says:

    Where the heck is your power-rankings? Your going to do one more for the end of the regulars season aren’t you?

  8. Rushing says:

    I wouldn’t be too sure about that. According to ESPN’s remarks about Detroits last game with Columbus,……………….

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=230404029

    ………Detroit should have lost it. If that was so, Detroit would have lost 3 of their last 7 games. Those games would have been to Columbus, San Jose, and Minnesota. Two of which were shutouts. The Columbus did end up a tie game.

    Since Turco has returned….Dallas has lost one in OT. Prior to that Turco was on a 14 game unbeaten streak(he made it 16 before losing). So, he’s lost one in his last 20 games.

  9. Rushing says:

    YEAH?!?!?!?!?!?!

  10. MantaRay says:

    After today’s games I will make the final presentation. I have been far too busy of late.

    Sorry.

  11. MantaRay says:

    I remember fighting a lost cause trying to convince Mikster that Turco WAS the real deal.

    Even though the numbers speak for themselves, I am sure he still thinks Blackburn is better.

    Anywho, even without playoff experience I think Turco is the best goalie in the Western Conference playoffs this year. No disrespect to Roy, but Turco looks unbeatable.

    I think ultimatly Turco beats the Wings in the Conference final. Joseph is not Hasek.

  12. defenestrate says:

    Guess who has the best record in the 2nd half of the season? That would be Colorado…

  13. MantaRay says:

    I wouldn’t mind taking on the Av’s again. We have to avenge ourselves from the 2001 upset.

  14. JeffBurnz09 says:

    Is this odds to make the finals? Or to win the cup?

    Because if its to make the finals, it makes no sense at all. Ottawa,the top rated eastern team is rated forth, with 9-2 odds of making the finals. Now I might be crazy,but isn’t it just a tad more likely Ottawa will be in the finals than Detroit AND Dallas? Or Dallas AND Colorado?

    It must be odds on winning the cup.

  15. JeffBurnz09 says:

    Why are people always so afraid of Colorado? They are basicly the same team they were last year, which went to 7 games twice against two teams no in the playoffs this year, and got blown away by Detroit in another game 7. They are a great team, but deffinately not unbeatable. Dallas would certainly beat them in 6.

  16. Tony says:

    Its almost a given that the Wings and Avs will play somewhere in the playoffs. That would be one tense series.

  17. UsedandAbused says:

    Philly and Ottowa are two teams that could do it…

  18. MantaRay says:

    Devils will go further than the Flyers.

  19. titans says:

    Oh damn…I guess thats why those dried boogies ain’t holding that thing together!

  20. Rushing says:

    “IF” Dallas had Turco those other 18 games I would bet that wouldn’t be so. I know that’s a big “IF” but……………”L”ugnett didn’t hold up his end while Turco was out giving them just over a .500 record with a 7-6-3-2 record. Well, there was one game that a backup played.

  21. Rushing says:

    It was for the Stanley Cup!!!!!

    I should have edited them and put Dallas 1-1. :-)

  22. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    does anyone know where i can go to get each teams scoring lines going into the playoffs? and if there is no such place, could fans of the playoff team, post their teams forward lines. Ottawa New Jersey Tampa Bay Toronto Washington Boston New York Detroit Dallas Colorado Vancouver St Louis Minnesota Anaheim and Edmonton. thanks much!

  23. Rushing says:

    The team’s lines may change game by game depending on the outcomes.

  24. MossRocks says:

    Well, Edmonton will likely go with…

    Smyth – Marchant – Hemsky

    York – Comrie – Dvorak

    But, MacT will throw everything in a blender at a moment’s notice if they can’t find the net.

  25. DaMick says:

    gotta love the fact the Blues have better odds than the Leafs

    DaMick

  26. mikster says:

    Your team ripped them off. Osgood…i mean, Wasgood has looked horrible there.

  27. bwall says:

    I think that the Oilers can do more damage than teams like Anaheim, Minnesota, New York Isles, and maybe even Boston, but I think that their chance of winning it all is very very very slim

  28. bwall says:

    The Avs 1st line is… G A P

    LW- Alex Tanguay 26 41 67

    RW- Milan Hejduk 50* 48 98

    C- Peter Forsberg 29 77 106*

    *NHL best

    This dynamic line is nick-named AMP for (A)lex (M)ilan and (P)eter

  29. bwall says:

    The Avs 1st line is… G A P

    LW- Alex Tanguay 26 41 67

    RW- Milan Hejduk 50* 48 98

    C- Peter Forsberg 29 77* 106*

    *NHL best

    This dynamic line is nick-named AMP for (A)lex (M)ilan and (P)eter

  30. gladiator says:

    gooooo Edomonton…..

  31. gr8haluschak says:

    Hmmmm do you know what you are talking about, all of a sudden the last couple of weeks are symbolic of his 4 weeks of being there. Lets look at the facts:

    In his first 6 starts he went 4-1-1 with a GAA of 1.67, 2 shut outs, and 0.930 save %

    But that is soo terrible,

    In his last 5 games he went 1-2-2 oh no it is the end of the world, who cares they were the last 3 games he was in were meaningless.

    So in total he is 5-3-1 with a GAA of 2.6 and a save % still over 0.900 and 2 shutouts.

    But you were one of those people that said the Blues must get Burke, even though in his career he has been in the playoffs 5 times and won 1 series as well he has played 3 games since the trade deadline.

  32. -Swizz- says:

    agreed…

    brodeur is too good…philly wont score at all in the series..(if they play nj ever)….

  33. STPMCPHEE says:

    Damn Americans, know nothing about Edmonton. We’re a much better team then that.

  34. Rushing says:

    Well, first they have the third worst record out of all 16 teams in the playoffs.

    Second, didn’t they just dump several of their good players to lower their salary for next year? I know they have one of the youngest teams.

  35. titans says:

    Dude I like Edmonton…but do you really wanna depend on the likes of Radek Dvorak and Brad Isbister come playoff time?

  36. -Swizz- says:

    why would edmonton do any better than anaheim or minny?

    -anaheim has better goaltending (the type of goaltending that can steal a series..edmonton doesnt..)

    -minny plays the type of system that could really frustrate a team…edmonton cant really do that..

    -nyi playing ottawa..ottawa unproven…

    -boston: Joe Thornton. enough said

    edmonton? playing dallas…looks pretty tough to do anything…

  37. -Swizz- says:

    nothing against edmonton…i am cheering for them to beat dallas..

    but..

    there’s a reason why they are the 8th seed….they arent that good! and playing dallas in rd 1 is gonna be really tough…i think they’re odds are fine…

    the chances of them beating dallas are really slim…i think anaheim, minny have just as good a chance (if not better) of winning their series’…

    its not americans (for once) not knowing edmonton….its bias canadians (or just edmonton-ers) not knowing minnesota and anaheim…just b/c they havent been in the playoffs for a while (or ever in minny’s case), doesnt mean they suck…

  38. STPMCPHEE says:

    You guys obviously don’t follow the Oilers. Your mindsets are in the wrong place. Edmonton had a severely injury plagued season, plus since when did the Oilers rely on Niinimaa to score? Carter isn’t an impact player anyways. We’re a much deeper team now. But who really cares about Vegas anyways, we’ll find out very soon that they were wrong.

  39. riteus says:

    It seems that the Odds calculated by Las Vegas are based on the team’s current record and their position within the upcoming playoff matchups.

    However, because of the recent turn of events in the Western Conference, the odds will probably be shifted to reflect the new standings and matchups.

    For example, one has to think that Dallas’ odds will probably be increased some and Colorado’s will probably decrease due to the playoff format.

    If there are indeed no upsets in the First Round in the West, the second round will prove favorable to Dallas as opposed to Detroit and Colorado.

    Assuming that Dallas beats Edmonton, they will play the winner of the Vancouver-St. Louis series. That being said, based on Dallas’ regular season record against these two teams, Vegas will account for this and increase Dallas’ odds.

    Meanwhile, under the previous assumption of no upsets in the First Round, Detroit and Colorado face each other in the Second Round. Both teams should face some stiff opposition in the First Round in the form of the defensive-minded Wild and Mighty Ducks. A little worn, both teams will then compete in what will seem like an all-out war against each other. By time either team reaches the Conference Finals, they face a somewhat rested Stars team. Because their chances of beating Dallas is somewhat decreased, their odds of winning the Cup will likely decrease as well.

    Personally, I’m hoping for some great individual performances. I’d like to see if Turco really is what he’s billed to be, and I’d like to see just how far the Minnesota Cinderella team can go. Based on history, no Cinderella team ever emerges from the West, therefore likely limiting both Anaheim and Minnesota’s chances of winning the First Round.

  40. -Swizz- says:

    edmonton has no chance of beating dallas..let alone the cup…

  41. bruinfan37 says:

    wow, these playoffs are gonna be amazing! no sweep, with every series having potential to be an upset. gotta love it…. I predict a cinderella from the east (Isles, b’s, tampa)

  42. gr8haluschak says:

    One question if the Oilers aren’t that good why do they have at least a .500 record against 7 of those teams.

  43. -Swizz- says:

    they could have perfect records against 14 of the playoff teams…if they cant beat dallas, there is no hope at winning the cup….

  44. devfanman4 says:

    The Devils forward lines for the first round would most likely be…

    Friesen Nieuwendyk Langenbrunner

    Elias Gomez Gionta

    Pandolfo Madden Stevenson

    McKenzie Rheume (sp?) Marshall

    Those lines will change if and when Brylin comes back, but as of right now that looks like the line up for the forwards. They are a defense first team, but all 4 lines have been scoring as of late. Even McKenzie had something like a 3 game point scoring streak towards the end of the season. Madden ended the year with a career high in points and Elias actually turned it on after a horrific year and ended up with 28 g, 29 a, 57 pts.

  45. Glen says:

    As long as the Flyers beat Toronto, I’ll have a relatively happy offseason. Of course I’d like to think they will make it to the Finals. But just the thought of taking out Toronto early, would be fantastic.

  46. sportside24 says:

    I can’t bet against Toronto, they did so well last year, and this year they have a better and even more tougher team… Once they get Wesley back, they will be great… Don’t forget about Eddie!!!!!

  47. MossRocks says:

    That has been said before…

  48. gladiator says:

    1. Naslund…………Morrison…………Bertuzzi

    2. Daniel Sedin…..Henrik Sedin……Linden

    3. Cooke………….Chubarov………..Letowski

    4. May……………..Lindgren………….Klatt

  49. edmontonrules says:

    I admit there is a slight chance of Edmonton winning. But I think that everyone will have to agree that that is going to be one of the most exciting ones this year.

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