2011 NHL Odds - Toronto Maple Leafs 40 to 1 to win Eastern Conference

Dion Phaneuf. (credit: Wikipedia.org)

Toronto are longshots to win the Eastern Conference.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not considered to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference for the 2010/11 season as bet365 have opened their odds in the outright winner's market for the Eastern Conference.  Hardly core contenders, Toronto have been priced at +4000 (40/1).

It appears as though next season may be another 'building' year as most sportsbooks are actually offering betting lines on Toronto way out at +6600 (66/1; Blue Square) to win the Cup.

If anything, those odds could be expected to shorten as the regular season approaches.  It's not that Toronto are underrated but rather Toronto are POPULAR and their fans show up - and bet - even when their team is terrible.  Technically that might be one reason why Toronto have been bad for years now as there is no pressure on the Maple Leafs organization to put a good team on the ice when Toronto fans will pay for fluff.

You could actually question whether or not the Maple Leafs are ever actually re-building as it would be smart business not to put a great team on the ice when it's not needed to sell seats.

Nazem Kadri, Dion Phaneuf, and Phil Kessel may change things in the future for the Maple Leafs but 2011 looks like a case of same old-same old at this point.

The good news for Leafs backers is that you don't have to bet hardly anything in order to make things interesting for yourself.  When 2.5 units on the Eastern Conference odds returns 100 it takes away some risk because you don't have to shove a big bet in and +4000 could shorten.  There are surprises every year and betting now is a smart move for annual Toronto punters to make sure you stay ahead of the betting rush which may be coming and that may put pressure on sportsbooks to shorten their prices.

Register with bet365 to bet on NHL hockey - take advantage of their deposit bonus to receive free bets that can be used on the 2011 Stanley Cup.

comments powered by Disqus

All NHL News

Recent NHL Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Cavani to Arsenal FC? Isco to Liverpool FC? Bale to return to Tottenham? Saturday's transfer round-up

    Saturday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours......

  • Arsene Wenger regrets Arsenal FC not signing Cristiano Ronaldo

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his biggest regret while in charge of the north London club was failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo before the Portugal international joined Manchester United....

  • Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Premier League kick-off time

    Man City vs Chelsea takes place in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon....

  • Ana Ivanovic vs Caroline Wozniacki - Live Stream and WTA Tokyo Final Match Preview

    Ana Ivanovic vs Caroline Wozniacki takes place on Sunday at the 2014 Toray Pan Pacific Open....

  • Leicester City vs Manchester United Premier League kick-off time

    Leicester vs Man Utd takes place in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon....

  • Euro 2020 final to take place at Wembley Stadium

    Wembley Stadium will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, UEFA has confirmed....

  • Patrice Evra says he left Man Utd because of 'personal problems'

    Juventus defender Patrice Evra has revealed he chose to leave Manchester United during the summer because of "personal problems"....

  • David Silva says Chelsea FC clash is 'very important' for Man City

    David Silva says Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea is a "very important" game for Manchester City....

  • Gareth Bale open to return to Tottenham Hotspur

    Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale has refused to rule out a return to former club Tottenham at some point in the future....

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

2011 NHL Odds - Toronto Maple Leafs 40 to 1 to win Eastern Conference

Toronto are longshots to win the Eastern Conference.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?