Blackhawks favorites to win 2011 Stanley Cup

The Blackhawks have said goodbye to half their 2010 roster, but that hasn't changed their place atop the NHL, at least according to Vegas.

Per VegasInsider.com, here are the opening odds to win the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup:
Team Open Current
Chicago 5/1   
Pittsburgh 6/1   
Washington 6/1   
San Jose 8/1   
Detroit 8/1   
Vancouver 12/1   
Philadelphia 12/1   
New Jersey 15/1   
Los Angeles 15/1   
Boston 20/1   
Buffalo 25/1   
Calgary 30/1   
Anaheim 30/1   
Montreal 30/1   
Carolina 35/1   
Phoenix 35/1   
Ottawa 40/1   
St. Louis 40/1   
Nashville 40/1   
Colorado 45/1   
Tampa Bay 45/1   
N.Y. Rangers 45/1   
N.Y. Islanders 60/1   
Toronto 60/1   
Dallas 60/1   
Florida 75/1   
Minnesota 75/1   
Columbus 75/1   
Atlanta 75/1   
Edmonton 100/1   

                                                                                                                                       
Based on what the Hawks have returning, I can't say I disagree. 
Nothing else on this list surprises me besides the Kings being 15 to 1. That's a very good hockey team and some good value for any of you gamblers out there. Same with New Jersey, assuming things work out with Ilya Kovalchuk.
For my money, I'm not going to bet against this core:
Kane-Toews-Brouwer
Hossa-Sharp-Kopecky
--------- Bolland-----------
Bickell-Dowell-----------
Keith-Seabrook
Hjalmarsson-Campbell
Turco
-JT

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