Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Betting

It was only a matter of time. The Colorado Avalanche have been favored to win the Stanley Cup for the past several years. And in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, they demonstrated why that was. Colorado dominated the postseason and took out the 2-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Colorado overcame past playoff disappointments with a performance for the ages. And with one of the youngest and most talented rosters in the NHL, it is understandable why gamblers are returning for more in 2022-23. But the loss of goalie Darcy Kuemper and sniper Andre Burakovsky with a few role players can’t be ignored and must be addressed.

Colorado Avalanche at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +385 (Aug, 2022)

Western Conference Odds: +180 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the Colorado Avalanche had a record of 56-19-7 to finish 1st in the Central Division. Colorado ranked 4th for goal scoring, 7th for power play efficiency, 9th for goals against, and 15th for penalty killing. Colorado won the Stanley Cup championship and went 16-4 in the playoffs.

General manager Chris MacFarland has been the assistant general manager to Joe Sakic since 2015. Sakic has been promoted to president of hockey operations, which opened the door for MacFarland to be promoted on July 12, 2022.

Head coach Jared Bednar survived a 22-56-4 rookie season to become a Stanley Cup champion with Colorado. Bednar has made the playoffs for the past five seasons. Bednar has a career record of 240-168-46 in the regular season and 40-23 in the playoffs.

Defenseman Cale Makar, age 23, is being compared to some of the greats of the past. Including Bobby Orr and Paul Coffey. That is some pretty elite company. Makar was the 4th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft by Colorado. Last year Makar scored 28 goals with 58 assists. And in the playoffs, Makar added eight goals with 21 assists.

Goaltender Alexander Georgiev, age 26, arrived from the New York Rangers this past summer. He is the likely heir apparent to Stanley Cup-winning goalie Darcy Kuemper. Georgiev had a .898 save percentage in 33 games last year.

Colorado Avalanche Seasons

2021-22 56-19-7 Won Stanley Cup
2020-21 39-13-4 Lost Second Round
2019-20 42-20-8 Lost Second Round
2018-19 38-30-14 Lost Second Round
2017-18 43-30-9 Lost First Round
2016-17 22-56-4 Did Not Qualify
2015-16 39-39-4 Did Not Qualify
2014-15 39-31-12 Did Not Qualify
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Colorado Avalanche History

The Avalanche has a unique history that began in 1972. They were born as the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association and merged into the NHL in 1979. But after their inability to secure a new arena, the Nordiques moved to the metro Denver area in 1995. The Colorado Avalanche won the first major professional sports championship in Denver history with the 1996 Stanley Cup. They won their second Cup in 2001. During those early years, the Avs had a rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings, one of the nastiest in sports history. Players such as Ray Bourque, Jarome Iginla, Jari Kurri, Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, and Patrick Roy have lit up the Colorado marquee.

The Avalanche are the second NHL franchise to try and make a go of it in Colorado. In 1976 the Kansas City Scouts became the Colorado Rockies but never caught on. A losing team and small crowds doomed them from the start. They became the New Jersey Devils after the 1981-82 season.

For the past three seasons, the Colorado Avalanche have been favored to win the Stanley Cup championship. Colorado looked like the team to beat in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they went up 2-0 against the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round. But Vegas stormed back to win the next four games and the series. Colorado was shattered after the defeat but did not blow everything up. The Avalanche management realizes that they have a loaded team. Colorado fans have responded with packed crowds at Ball Arena and the most enthusiasm since their initial Stanley Cup years.

The Avalanche management was rewarded in 2022 with a Stanley Cup. Their patience and wisdom paid off, and more glory is expected with a young team that is the most talented in the NHL.

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