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Betting on the 2020 Stanley Cup is not the only way to put money on NHL futures. A raft of sportsbooks routinely post odds to win each conference. The odds fluctuate throughout the season as teams play better/worse, make significant trades, and suffer key injuries.

This odds tracker monitors each of the 31 NHL teams’ odds to win their conference. The graphs and tables are divided along East/West lines.

2020 Eastern Conference Champion Odds

July 3: The Rangers (+2480) overtook intracity rivals NYI (+2530) and are now in the top-eight Eastern Conference favorites, despite being underdogs in their qualification series with Carolina (+2300).

June 12: Even though Philadelphia (+592) and Washington (+663) have byes to the Round of 16, their odds are much longer than Boston (+345) and Tampa Bay (+328).

May 20: The long layoff is seen as a negative for teams that were hottest before the pause; in the East, the Flyers dropped from +500 to +550.

Mar. 19: After COVID-19 imposed an extended hiatus on the season, the Bruins’ futures odds improved to +325. Oddsmakers believe a rested Boston team will be in a class of its own.

Feb. 13: The Sabres are the biggest losers over the last couple weeks with a playoff spot now a pipe-dream. Their odds tumbled from +3767 to +6833.

Jan. 28: The Panthers (+1133) still lag behind the Leafs (+967) despite holding third-place in the Atlantic. Both are well behind the top four of TB, WAS, BOS, and PIT.

Jan. 22:  The Lightning (+450) have taken over top spot, despite sitting eight points back of Boston in the Atlantic. The Caps (+456) fell slightly as Pittsburgh (+600) continues to push.

Jan. 9: The Capitals are now the favorites at +429, while Tampa (+458) had edged Boston (+461) for second.

Nov. 27: The Islanders (+640) continue to surge, despite their point-streak ending in Anaheim on Monday.

Nov. 13: The Bruins have taken over top spot (+480), while the Islanders (+870) are now in the top-four.

Oct. 29: The Lightning (+420) are still favored, but not by much with the Bruins (+460) closing fast.

Oct. 7: A week into the regular season and the East favorites have both gotten shorter. Tampa only improved slightly (from +350 to +340) while Toronto leapt from +510 to +420 and Boston made similar gains, from +550 to +500.

Aug. 27: All the longshots got a little shorter in the East. Columbus went from +3600 to +3400, Detroit went from +6500 to +6200, and even Ottawa went from +12700 to +12000.

Aug. 9: The Blue Jackets plummeted from +2000 to +3600, while the Maple Leafs (+590 to +530) overtook Boston (+520 to +550) for second-best odds.

July 16: Despite flaming out in the first round of the playoffs last year, the powerhouse Lightning open as the East favorites by a pretty wide margin.

Odds to Win the Eastern Conference

Team 2020 Eastern Conference Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning +330
Boston Bruins +329
Philadelphia Flyers +546
Washington Capitals +650
Pittsburgh Penguins +816
Toronto Maple Leafs +1140
Carolina Hurricanes +2300
New York Rangers +2480
New York  Islanders +2530
Columbus Blue Jackets +2920
Florida Panthers +3080
Montreal Canadiens +3740

Odds last updated July 3rd, 2020.

Past 10 Eastern Conference Champions

Year Team Playoff Seed
2019 Boston Bruins Atl. #2
2018 Washington Capitals Metro #1
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Metro #2
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins Metro #2
2015 Tampa Bay Lightning Atl. #2
2014 New York Rangers Metro #2
2013 Boston Bruins East #4
2012 New Jersey Devils East #6
2011 Boston Bruins East #3
2010 Philadelphia Flyers East #7

*Note: the current playoff seeding process was adopted in 2014 playoffs.

2020 Western Conference Champion Odds

July 3: Despite being announced as a “hub city”, the Edmonton Oilers’ odds dropped from +1092 to +1120.

June 12: Dallas’ odds (+767) are considerably longer than the other top-four seeds: Vegas (+340), Colorado (+360), and St Louis (+433).

May 20: The realization that the playoffs will likely be fan-less has lead to VGK’s odds dropping (+325 to +378). Bettors seem to think Vegas will lose much of its potent home-ice advantage in an empty stadium.

Mar. 19: The Golden Knights (+325) have become Western Conference favorites during the coronavirus hiatus.

Feb. 13: The top-three favorites are all from the Central (Avalanche, Blues, Stars) as no team in the Pacific even looks like a lock to make the playoffs.

Jan. 28: Preseason favorite Vegas continues to plummet, now at a season-long +745. That’s still best in the Pacific, but behind three Central teams (COL, STL, DAL).

Jan. 22:  The Western Conference odds are tightly packed with ten teams between +481 and +1400. Only the Ducks, Jets, Kings, Sharks, and Wild are considered true longshots.

Jan. 9: The Avalanche are favored to win the West, despite the Blues being shorter than even-money to win the Central Division.

Nov. 27: 8-1-1 in their last ten, the Dallas Stars are now third in the odds to win the West at +670.

Nov. 13: The favorites are falling back to the pack. No team is shorter than Vegas at +470. The West is wide open.

Oct. 29: It’s neck and neck at the top between Vegas (+370) and Colorado (+390). But expect the Avs to get longer now that Mikko Rantanen and Gabe Landeskog are both out.

Oct. 7: The first in-season update really shook up the Western Conference odds. Vegas is now a hyper-short +350 (formerly +420). The biggest loser was San Jose (+970 to +1300).

Aug. 27: The Canucks (+1900) bounced the Coyotes (+2000) from the top ten.

Aug. 9: The biggest loser in the last update was the Oilers, who fell from +1700 to +2500. Only the Kings (+6600), Ducks (+5000), and Wild (+3000) have worse odds to win the West.

July 16: Vegas is the early favorite at +470. Advanced statistics show this team was dominant 5-on-5 after acquiring Mark Stone last year.

Odds to Win the Western Conference

Team 2020 Western Conference Odds
Vegas Golden Knights +344
Colorado Avalanche +348
St Louis Blues +420
Dallas Stars +760
Edmonton Oilers +1120
Nashville Predators +1680
Vancouver Canucks +1986
Arizona Coyotes +2190
Calgary Flames +2350
Minnesota Wild +2400
Chicago Blackhawks +2520
Winnipeg Jets +2720

Past 10 Western Conference Champions

Year Team Points
2019 St Louis Blues Cent. #3
2018 Vegas Golden Knights Pac. # 1
2017 Nashville Predators Wild Card #2
2016 San Jose Sharks Pac. #3
2015 Chicago Blackhawks Cent. #3
2014 Los Angeles Kings Pac. #3
2013 Chicago Blackhawks  West #1
2012 Los Angeles Kings  West #8
2011 Vancouver Canucks  West #1
2010 Chicago Blackhawks West #2

*Note: the current playoff seeding process was adopted in 2014 playoffs.