It's never too early to start looking ahead, right? Even though free agency is just getting underway and the puck doesn't drop for another three months, one online odds-maker has already released predictions for who will hoist the Stanley Cup next season. Leading the way at 4.5/1? Your Detroit Red Wings. Following closely behind at 6/1 are the current champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Obviously, this means very little in terms of what will actually happen during the season, but it's still fun to speculate.
And for those who are curious: It's a four-way tie for longshot between Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders at 75/1.
See all of the odds at The Spread.