Las Vegas doesn't seem to be too impressed with the Nashville Predators' work this summer, giving them only an 18-to-1 shot at capturing their first Central Division title in the upcoming 2013-2014 NHL season, ahead of only Colorado and Winnipeg.
Personally, I see this as pretty realistic, given the number of questions currently surrounding this team. After Chicago & St. Louis the question is probably moot anyway, as those teams are head & shoulders above the rest of the pack.
Here are the latest odds to win the various NHL divisions, courtesy of Bovada:
|Central Division||Pacific Division|
|Chicago Blackhawks 5/8||Los Angeles Kings 3/2|
|St. Louis Blues 13/4||Vancouver Canucks 3/1|
|Minnesota Wild 6/1||Anaheim Ducks 9/2|
|Dallas Stars 12/1||San Jose Sharks 19/4|
|Nashville Predators 18/1||Edmonton Oilers 7/1|
|Colorado Avalanche 20/1||Phoenix Coyotes 16/1|
|Winnipeg Jets 22/1||Calgary Flames 30/1|
|Atlantic Division||Metropolitan Division|
|Boston Bruins 11/5||Pittsburgh Penguins 4/5|
|Detroit Red Wings 7/2||Washington Capitals 13/2|
|Montreal Canadiens 9/2||New York Islanders 7/1|
|Toronto Maple Leafs 9/2||New York Rangers 7/1|
|Ottawa Senators 13/2||Philadelphia Flyers 10/1|
|Tampa Bay Lightning 15/2||Columbus Blue Jackets 14/1|
|Buffalo Sabres 30/1||Carolina Hurricanes 15/1|
|Florida Panthers 50/1||New Jersey Devils 18/1|
What do you think about Bovada's appraisal? Does this have you cracking open the piggy bank to put down some money on the Preds?