The holiday season has all but been wrapped and delivered. There is still plenty of exciting National Football League action left before Super Sunday and SB52. But in a nutshell College Basketball, National Basketball Association, soon to be Spring Training for Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League dominate the North American sporting scene. Odds to Win 2018 Stanley Cup (Jan 2).
ESPN recently, just before the Christmas holiday break, ranked the Vegas Golden Knights as the second best team in the NHL, behind the Tampa Bay Lightning.
ESPN published their complete power rankings and in the No #2 slot were the Knights.
Vegas Golden Knights
Week 10 Ranking No #2
Last Week Ranking: No #11
The report outlined their justification for the Vegas placement with “Jonathan Marchessault has to be the best bargain in the league. He leads the surging Golden Knights with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) and will make only $750,000 this season. In case you’re wondering, 20 players on Vegas’ active roster are earning more.”
When the early odds on the Knights were published by the Las Vegas SuperBook, Westgate, Vegas as 200-to-1 to win the 2018 NHL Title. The New Year’s Day updates now have the Golden Knights at 7-to-1 to raise Sir Stanley’s Cup.
A complete list of teams, their opening and current Odds to Win the 2018 Stanley Cup series:
Odds to Win 2018 Stanley Cup (Jan 2)