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Penguins favored to win Stanley Cup in 2013; Sabres are 25-to-1

The buzz hasn't even worn off in Los Angeles yet, but the gambling folks are already looking ahead to the 2013 Stanley Cup. The oddsmakers think the Kings have a good chance to repeat.

The Kings are the second choice at 11-to-1, according to gambling website Bovada. The Pittsburgh Penguins are favored to win the Cup with 7-to-1 odds.

The Sabres are tied for 12th at 25-to-1 with Washington, Tampa Bay and Anaheim.

Here are all the odds, with the usual disclaimer: Gambling is bad. Your money is much better spent on women, whiskey and concerts.

Odds to win the 2013 Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins                   7/1

Los Angeles Kings                     11/1

St. Louis Blues                          12/1

Vancouver Canucks                   12/1

Chicago Blackhawks                  12/1

Detroit Red Wings                      12/1

New York Rangers                     12/1

Philadelphia Flyers                     14/1

Boston Bruins                            14/1

Nashville Predators                    18/1

San Jose Sharks                       22/1

Tampa Bay Lightning                  25/1

Washington Capitals                  25/1

Anaheim Ducks                         25/1

Buffalo Sabres                           25/1

New Jersey Devils                      30/1

Toronto Maple Leafs                   35/1

Florida Panthers                        35/1

Colorado Avalanche                    40/1

Dallas Stars                              40/1

Ottawa Senators                        40/1

Phoenix Coyotes                       40/1

Winnipeg Jets                            40/1

Calgary Flames                         50/1

Carolina Hurricanes                    50/1

Edmonton Oilers                        60/1

Montreal Canadiens                   60/1

Columbus Blue Jackets              75/1

Minnesota Wild                          75/1

New York Islanders                    75/1

---John Vogl

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