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Penguins aren’t longshots to claim 2020 Stanley Cup

Jonathan Bombulie
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St. Louis Blues from left Brayden Schenn, Jordan Binnington, Joel Edmundson, Robert Bortuzzo and Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, right, celebrate with the Stanley Cup in the locker room after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston.

Despite an uneven season and a dismal playoff showing, the Pittsburgh Penguins remain in the top third of the league as far as bookmakers are concerned.

The Penguins are an 18-1 shot to win the 2020 Stanley Cup, according to odds released by BetOnline.ag hours after the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to secure the 2019 championship. Only nine teams have shorter odds.

Tampa Bay, which had a record-breaking regular season before being swept out of the first round of the playoffs by Columbus, will open as the 8-1 favorites, followed by Boston and Vegas at 9-1 and Toronto at 10-1.

The defending champion Blues will be a 12-1 shot, joined by Colorado. San Jose, Washington and Winnipeg at are 16-1, followed by Calgary and the Penguins at 18-1.

The longest of longshots is Ottawa at 100-1.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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