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Stanley Cup 2008: Red Wings favorite to win over Penguins

Stanley Cup 2008: Red Wings favorite to win over Penguins The 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.

 Published on 05/20/2008

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