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Las Vegas bookmakers like the odds of NHL expansion

Las Vegas bookmakers have set odds on NHL expansion and they seem to think it's going to happen.

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, 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?    


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 ...

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