Florida Panthers are Legitimate Stanley Cup Contenders

The Florida Panthers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL this season.
The Florida Panthers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL this season. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

People who know their stuff in the world of hockey predicted the Florida Panthers would be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders this season, but I’ll admit, I was one of those people who weren’t completely buying it.

All doubt is now gone. They absolutely look like one of the best teams in hockey.

Sitting at 8-0-1 through their first nine games of the season, WynnBET has quickly adjusted their odds to win the Stanley Cup. The Panthers opened the season at +1500 (bet $100 to profit $1,500), but have seen their odds shorten since.

Here are the latest top 10 odds to win the Stanley Cup via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Stanley Cup Top 10 Odds

  • Colorado Avalanche +550
  • Florida Panthers +800
  • Tampa Bay Lightning +800
  • Edmonton Oilers +1200
  • Boston Bruins +1200
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1200
  • New York Islanders +1500
  • Vegas Golden Knights +1500
  • Carolina Hurricanes +2000
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +2000

Florida Panthers Own Second Best Goal Differential in NHL

The Panthers have yet to lose a game in regulation, and it hasn’t been a fluke. They hold the second best goal differential in the NHL at +18. The undefeated Carolina Hurricanes are the only team with a better goal differential through the first few weeks of the season at +21.

We’re fewer than 10 games into the season, and NumberFire.com gives them a 99.92% chance to make the playoffs, a 71.40% chance to win the Atlantic Division, and a 21.90% chance to win the Stanley Cup.

With the Panthers given +800 odds to win the Stanley Cup, that’s an implied probability of 11%. That means they present fantastic betting value at that price if you believe the 21.90% chance that NumberFire has given them.

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Panthers Are One of the Most Well-Rounded Teams in the League

One of the Panthers biggest strengths is their depth. They don’t have a bonafide stud like a Connor McDavid or an Auston Matthews, but the club is solid from top to bottom. They have seven different players with seven or more points in their first nine games. Jonathan Huberdeau is their leading point scorer, tallying 11 so far this season.

If you believe in the Panthers, you should jump on them before it’s too late.