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.