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Oddsmakers put Sabres in middle of pack, give 25-to-1 chance to win Stanley Cup

Now that it appears there will be an NHL season, the Sabres and Edmonton Oilers have the same chance to win the 2013 Stanley Cup, oddsmakers figure.

The gambling Website reissued its NHL odds regarding the Cup and the conference titles today, and the Sabres are right in the middle of the pack. They are given a 25-to-1 chance to win the Cup, 14th best in the league and tied with Edmonton.

Bovada pegs the Sabres at 12-to-1 to win the Eastern Conference, which is tied with Tampa Bay and Washington for sixth through eighth place.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, at 8-to-1, are the favorites to win the Cup.

Here are all the odds, with our 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                   8/1

New York Rangers                     17/2

Vancouver Canucks                   9/1

Los Angeles Kings                     12/1

Philadelphia Flyers                     12/1

Chicago Blackhawks                  14/1

Boston Bruins                            16/1

Detroit Red Wings                      16/1

St. Louis Blues                         16/1

Minnesota Wild                          18/1

San Jose Sharks                       20/1

Carolina Hurricanes                    22/1

Washington Capitals                 22/1

Buffalo Sabres                          25/1

Edmonton Oilers                       25/1

Nashville Predators                   28/1

Tampa Bay Lightning                  28/1

Montreal Canadiens                  30/1

New Jersey Devils                      30/1

Toronto Maple Leafs                   30/1

Anaheim Ducks                        40/1

Colorado Avalanche                    40/1

Dallas Stars                              40/1

Florida Panthers                       40/1

Ottawa Senators                        40/1

Phoenix Coyotes                      40/1

Calgary Flames                         50/1

Winnipeg Jets                            50/1

New York Islanders                    66/1

Columbus Blue Jackets              100/1

Odds to win the 2013 NHL Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh Penguins                   4/1

New York Rangers                     19/4

Philadelphia Flyers                    7/1

Boston Bruins                            15/2

Carolina Hurricanes                    11/1

Buffalo Sabres                           12/1

Tampa Bay Lightning                  12/1

Washington Capitals                 12/1

New Jersey Devils                      15/1

Montreal Canadiens                  16/1

Toronto Maple Leafs                   16/1

Florida Panthers                        20/1

Ottawa Senators                       20/1

Winnipeg Jets                            28/1

New York Islanders                    33/1

Odds to win the 2013 NHL Western Conference

Vancouver Canucks                   9/2

Chicago Blackhawks                  6/1

Los Angeles Kings                    6/1

St. Louis Blues                         7/1

Detroit Red Wings                      15/2

Minnesota Wild                          9/1

San Jose Sharks                       12/1

Edmonton Oilers                        14/1

Nashville Predators                   14/1

Anaheim Ducks                        18/1

Dallas Stars                              20/1

Phoenix Coyotes                      20/1

Colorado Avalanche                    22/1

Calgary Flames                         28/1

Columbus Blue Jackets             50/1

---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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