Pens are Vegas favorites, but look closer

No real suprise here.  With Crosby, Malkin, and Fleury, Pens will always be in the discussion.  But especially coming into a sprint season, the Pens look mighty fine to take home the belt.

Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1
New York Rangers 17/2
Vancouver Canucks 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
Philadelphia Flyers 12/1
Chicago Blackhawks 14/1
Boston Bruins 16/1
Detroit Red Wings 16/1
St. Louis Blues 16/1
Minnesota Wild 18/1
San Jose Sharks 20/1
Carolina Hurricanes 22/1
Washington Capitals 22/1
Buffalo Sabres 25/1
Edmonton Oilers 25/1
Nashville Predators 28/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 28/1
Montreal Canadiens 30/1
New Jersey Devils 30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 30/1
Anaheim Ducks 40/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
Dallas Stars 40/1
Florida Panthers 40/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Phoenix Coyotes 40/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
New York Islanders 66/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 100/1

Last season I (Adam) was probably on meth when I threw $100 at the 27/1 Kings in the preseason.  A miracle run later, and I bought $2,700 worth of Papa John's pizzas.   So it's time to do it again. 

The Canes look mighty fine.  They have loaded their lineup with scorers (or the threat of scorers).  Throw a well-rested Cam Ward into the mix, and that could get interesting.   The Wild are intriguing, too.  You'd really be making a bet on how much of a difference Ryan Suter and Zach Parise make.

I'll bet on something maybe twice a year.  I'm not like that lunatic in that PA Gambling ad who apparently blacked out when he went into the casino and forget about his son's birthday.  When I bet, I go for the glory.

My entire betting history summed up:

1. Won cash on the Kings.

2. Won cash on the Seahawks beating the Saints in Seattle a couple years ago.

3. Lost cash betting on Tampa Bay in Game 7 in Boston a couple years ago.