Friday August 29th, 2014

With all the talk of NHL expansion over the past few days, it was only a matter of time before bookmakers weighed in on the chances of it actually happening.

It turns out that they like the odds.

Without naming any specific sites, Bovada.com set the line on the likelihood of the league adding anywhere from one to four teams for its centennial season of 2017–18, or simply holding steady with the Original 30.

How many teams will be in the NHL for the 2017–2018 season?    

No.       ODDS

30         11/4      

31         20/1      

32          1/1        

33         25/1      

34          6/5        

With a two-team expansion at even money and a four-team bump at 6/5, you have to wonder if they know something we don't ...

More: Ranking the NHL's expansion options

More: Dan Patrick also says Vegas team is done deal

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