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

  • York Ebor tips for Saturday, August 23rd 2014

    This afternoon sees the latest renewal of the Ebor Handicap, and top tipster Brian Healy previews the big race at York for ...

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

    Chelsea vs Leicester takes place this afternoon in the Premier League....

  • Hampshire vs Lancashire - Live Stream and T20 Blast Match Preview

    Hampshire vs Lancashire takes place this afternoon in the Natwest T20 Blast....

  • Man Utd ready to sell Danny Welbeck this month

    Manchester United are believed to be ready to let Danny Welbeck leave the club this month - but manager Louis van Gaal insists reports suggesting the striker is surplus to requirements are inaccurate....

  • Premier League fixtures for Saturday August 23rd 2014

    There are six games taking place this afternoon in the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton all in action....

  • Ipswich Town vs Norwich City - Live Stream, Team News and Championship Match Preview

    Ipswich vs Norwich takes place this afternoon in the Championship....

  • Surrey vs Warwickshire - Live Stream and T20 Blast Match Preview

    Surrey vs Warwickshire takes place today in the Natwest T20 Blast....

  • Liverpool FC to sign Samuel Eto'o as well as Mario Balotelli?

    Liverpool are reportedly set to sign former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o on a one-year deal....

  • Man Utd target Memphis Depay signs new PSV deal

    Memphis Depay, who has been linked with Manchester United as well as Tottenham Hotspur, has signed a new contract with PSV Eindhoven....

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?