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Futures Odds Are Bleak For the Oilers

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Mine That Bird was more of a favorite than the Oilers.

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If you're an optimistic Oilers fan, the futures odds at Bovada aren't going to be to your liking, though you may think you've got a chance to make some money on the side. The betting money is not a fan of the Oilers and the odds paint a bleak picture for 2014-15, starting with the tenure of Dallas Eakins.

Who will be the first Head Coach fired during the 2014-2015 NHL Season?

Randy Carlyle (TOR) 5/2
Jack Capuano (NYI) 3/1
Craig Berube (PHI) 4/1
Paul MacLean (OTT) 11/2
Dallas Eakins (EDM) 11/2
Bob Hartley (CAL) 6/1

Four of the seven Canadian coaches are in the top six here, with Randy Carlyle leading the way, which makes sense, considering he should've been fired two seasons ago.

Even though Eakins is amongst the favorites to lose his job, things get worse:

Odds to win the 2014-2015 Presidents Trophy

Chicago Blackhawks 5/1
Boston Bruins 11/2
Los Angeles Kings 13/2
Anaheim Ducks 7/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 7/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
New York Rangers 15/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 18/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
Colorado Avalanche 20/1
Minnesota Wild 25/1
Detroit Red Wings 25/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 35/1
Vancouver Canucks 35/1
Philadelphia Flyers 35/1
Dallas Stars 40/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 45/1
Washington Capitals 50/1
Ottawa Senators 60/1
New Jersey Devils 70/1
Arizona Coyotes 75/1
Nashville Predators 90/1
New York Islanders 100/1
Winnipeg Jets 100/1
Edmonton Oilers 125/1
Calgary Flames 150/1
Carolina Hurricanes 175/1
Buffalo Sabres 250/1
Florida Panthers 250/1

26th in the league and back in the lottery.

There is some optimism from the betting public however, and it's the odds to win the Stanley Cup!  The Oilers are 50-1 to win the Cup, tied for 20th with the Devils, but in front of Arizona and Nashville.  That probably has more to do with the lack of NHL betting money from the Arizona and Nashville fanbases more than anything.

Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks 13/2
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
Boston Bruins 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 14/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Montreal Canadiens 18/1
Dallas Stars 20/1
New York Rangers 20/1
Detroit Red Wings 22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1
Philadelphia Flyers 33/1
Vancouver Canucks 33/1
Washington Capitals 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 40/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
Arizona Coyotes 66/1
New York Islanders 66/1
Ottawa Senators 66/1
Florida Panthers 75/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1
Calgary Flames 100/1
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1
Nashville Predators 100/1
Winnipeg Jets 100/1

There you have it. The Oilers are longshots for everything but firing their coach first. The horizon looks dark.