Top 5 NHL Teams

NHL Playoff Odds: 2016 Stanley Cup

The NHL has always been thrilling for North American fans. It is a defining sport for both Canada and the USA. Fans are always eager to watch and bet on the games and possible Stanley Cup winners. Speaking of Stanley Cup winners, this article will focus on the best NHL teams historically looking, by their number of Stanley Cups.  But, before we unveil the teams, let’s check out some of the next season favorites.

Next Season Odds

Tampa Bay Lightning are favorites to win the Atlantic Division, their odds are +110. Washington Capitals are Metropolitan Division favorites with +350. Colorado Avalanches’ odds of winning the Central Division are +250. And finally, San Jose Sharks are leading the Pacific Division with +425.

The most likely division winner next season is the Atlantic Division with odds coming at +220. The Central Division is second with odds coming at +240. Pacific Division comes in third, its odds are +275. And the Metropolitan is last with odds sitting at +320. The odds for a Canadian team to be the winner are +375. The odds for an American winner are -550.

3 teams are favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Vegas Golden Nights are the most likely teams to win the Cup. If you want to check their odds, then visit They hold the odds from various bookies and they will help you find the best option for you.

Both conferences have equals odds when it comes to predicting who will be the winning one. Their odds are -111. Tampa Bay Lighting is the most likely Eastern Conference winner, with odds coming at +330. Colorado Avalanches are the Western Conference favorites with +475. If you are looking for the best betting strategy to maximize your profit, head over to to see the secret of success.

And now, it is time to check out which teams have the most Stanley Cups in their cabinets.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are tied with the Edmonton Oilers on the 5th position. They are a team with excellent recent success. The team was founded in 1967 and they have managed to win 2 consecutive Stanley Cups in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. It is fair to mention that the Edmonton Oilers have the same number of Stanley Cups.

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins have collected the Stanley Cup 6 times in their history. It is interesting to mention that their last Stanley Cup in the 2010/2011 (more at  was the first in the last 30 years. Nevertheless, this is a team with a great reputation and excellent players.

Detroit Red Wings

Based in Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Red Wings have been previously known as Detroit Cougars and Detroit Falcons. Their current name was integrated in 1932 and as of today, they are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Red Wings have managed to win the Stanley Cup 11 times. Their 2 most recent Cups were in 2001/2002 and 2007/2008 seasons.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs were founded in 1917 and are currently members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They are one of the oldest NHL teams with 13 Stanley Cups in their trophy cabinet. Even though they have out of the Stanley Cup race for a long time (their last Stanley Cup was in 1966/1967 seasons), the team is surely one of the most respected franchises in the NHL.

Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens are the undisputed champions when it comes to the number of Stanley Cups. They are the lone wolf in the number 1 spot with 24 titles, almost double than the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal Canadiens are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Even though their last Stanley Cup was in the distant 1992/1993 season, there is no doubt that they are an absolute legend of a team.

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