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Blues are new Stanley Cup favorite; which NHL teams will win in the second round?

The first round is over. The second-round matchups are set.

What does that mean? Well, it means there are new odds on who will win the Stanley Cup. As usual, the folks at Bovada have sent them to me.

And, as usual, they will come with this disclaimer: Gambling is bad. Your money is much better spent on concerts, women and whiskey.

Odds to win the Stanley Cup

St. Louis Blues                          15/4

New York Rangers                     9/2

Philadelphia Flyers                     9/2

Nashville Predators                    5/1

Los Angeles Kings                     13/2

New Jersey Devils                      9/1

Washington Capitals                  9/1

Phoenix Coyotes                       11/1

Odds to win Eastern Conference

New York Rangers                     7/4

Philadelphia Flyers                     2/1

New Jersey Devils                      9/2

Washington Capitals                  9/2

Odds to win Western Conference

St. Louis Blues                          9/5

Nashville Predators                    9/4

Los Angeles Kings                     3/1

Phoenix Coyotes                       5/1

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

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John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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