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Hockey in Vegas might get off to a rough start next year…

…at least according to the oddsmakers. Let’s just say they aren’t liking the Golden Knights’ chances to win the Stanley Cup in 2018, which obviously makes sense for an expansion franchise. Here’s what they say from the LV Sun: Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas opened the Golden Knights as 200-to-1 long shots to hoist the Stanley Cup next summer. It’s the highest odds of the NHL’s 31 teams. Of the nine expansion teams since 1991, none have made the playoffs in their inaugural seasons, let alone win it all. In 1993, Anaheim and Florida came the closest, with both finishing one spot out of the playoffs in their respective conferences. Collectively, the nine recent teams in their first seasons have averaged 57 points per season, which would have been second worst in the NHL this year. I still fully expect a wild atmosphere, though.

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