Stanley Cup 2008:
Red Wings favorite to win over Penguins
Detroit Red Wings will face off the Pittsburgh Penguins in the
first all-American NHL Stanley Cup final in five years, after
the Red Wings won last night's Game 6 with core 4-1 over Dallas.
Detroit, which won the best-of-seven series 4-2, will be trying
for its fourth Stanley Cup championship in 11 seasons. The Red
Wings' last Cup appearance was also the last all-American final,
during the 01-02 season against Carolina Hurricanes. Back then
the Detroit Red Wings won the final 4-1 and the odds makers
today were quick to predict a repeat at the 2008 Stanley Cup
final - at the online sportsbook
Bookmaker (new window) the
Detroit Red Wings are -160 favorite to become the NHL Champions
this season, while the Pittsburgh Penguins are +140 to win the
best-of-seven series and take the Lord Stanley's Mug home.
The 2008 Stanley Cup final will be the
first time the Penguins contest the Championship since 91-92
season, when they were victorious against the Chicago Blackhawks
for a back-to-back Stanley Cup trophies. Keep in mind that these
odds are just the preliminary, based mostly on the bookmaker's
predictions, and on the bets placed on the Red Wings and the
Penguins during the games preceding the Stanley Cup final games.
As bettors flock to wager on the Stanley Cup final, the odds are
very likely to change drastically, reflecting the punters
attitude towards the possible Stanley Cup winner. But for a few
lucky bettors, the Pittsburgh Penguins may be the money bomb of
the season - In January the Penguins were 15/1 to win the
Stanley Cup, while the Red Wings were still the favorite at 7/2.