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Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

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Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that.

In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in June.

Despite a flurry of offseason moves and the uncertainty regarding Patrick Kane, oddsmakers still believe the Blackhawks have as good a chance as any to repeat, which hasn't happened since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings.

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The biggest jump on the list are the Dallas Stars, who skyrocketed from 66/1 odds to 28/1 after acquiring Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns from the Blackhawks and signing Johnny Oduya, among their offseason additions.

Here is the full list of updated odds:

NHL team Updated odds at winning the Stanley Cup in 2016
Chicago Blackhawks 13/2
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
New York Rangers 10/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 14/1
St. Louis Blues 14/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1
Montreal Canadiens 18/1
Nashville Predators 18/1
Washington Capitals 18/1
Boston Bruins 20/1
New York Islanders 22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1
Calgary Flames 28/1
Dallas Stars 28/1
Detroit Red Wings 28/1
Winnipeg Jets 28/1
Edmonton Oilers 33/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
San Jose Sharks 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 66/1
Colorado Avalanche 66/1
Florida Panthers 66/1
New Jersey Devils 75/1
Philadelphia Flyers 75/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1
Arizona Coyotes 150/1

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.