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Boston Bruins Odds To Win Stanley Cup 2024

By Abhay Acharya / 7 October 2023 05:34 PM

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Boston Bruins Odds to Win Stanley Cup 2024 is +1600. Toronto Maple Leafs are the favorites from the NHL Atlantic Division at +900. 

The 2023-24 regular season is set to begin on 10 October with a tripleheader broadcast. With the season just a few days away, the predictions for the Stanley Cup have hit the market. 

Boston Bruins are one of the original six NHL teams and rank fourth in the number of times they have won the championship. The Bruins have lifted the ultimate title six times in NHL history.

The last time Bruins won Stanley Cup was in 2011 ending the 39-year drought. They defeated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Finals.

For a team with such a storied history, the Bruins have yet again gone on a 12-year title wait. They would be looking forward to doing everything in their prowess to clinch the championship this time around.

The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup 24 times, holding the record for most trophies in the NHL. However, their odds of winning the 2024 Stanley Cup is at +12600.

Atlantic Division Odds to win Stanley Cup

TeamOdds
Toronto Maple Leafs+900
Boston Bruins+1600
Tampa Bay Lightning+1600
Florida Panthers+1900
Ottawa Senators+3100
Buffalo Sabres+3400
Detroit Red Wings+5100
Montreal Canadiens+12600

Boston Bruins Line Combinations

The Bruins line combination includes James van Riemsdyk, Pavel Zacha, and David Pastrnak on the forwards. Zacha starts center for the Bruins. 

James van Riemsdyk joined as a free agent for the Bruins on July 1, 2023. The 34-year-old American will play left winger for the Boston team.

Riemsdyk earlier played for the Flyers from 2018-23. He made his NHL debut as a 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft by Philadelphia Flyers.

Pavel Zacha is a two-way center for the Bruins. The Czech forward signed a $19 million four-year contract with the team on 14 January 2023.

Zacha debuted in the NHL on 9 April 2016 against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2015-16 season. He played for the New Jersey Devils during his debut after being drafted 6th at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the franchise. 

His debut match earned him a plus-4 rating in 16:51 ice time and two assists. Following that, in the 2018-19 season, he scored an NHL career-high 13 goals for the Devils in 61 games.

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The 25th overall 2014 NHL Draft pick, right-winger David Pastrnak completes the team's forward line combinations for the 2023-24 season. 

He scored his first two NHL goals on 10 January 2015 against the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-1 victory at Wells Fargo Center. He completed the 2014-15 season with 27 points (17 assists and ten goals). 

Pastrnak tied with Alex Ovechkin for the league leader with 48 goals and shared the Maurice Richard Trophy with him during the 2019-20 NHL season. They also tied with 95 points for third in the NHL during that season. 

David was allocated as the captain during the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. He played his 500th NHL game on 19th March 2022, all for the Bruins. 

The list of Bruins line combinations is presented below:

  • Forward line: James van Riemsdyk (Left-wing), Pavel Zacha (Center), David Pastrnak (Right-wing)
  • Defense line: Matt Grzelcyk (Left-defenseman), Charlie McAvoy (Right-defenseman)
  • Goalie: Linus Ullmark

The list of second-tier line combinations for the Bruins is shown below:

  • Forward line: Brad Marchand (Left-wing), Charlie Coyle (Center), Jake DeBrusk (Right-wing)
  • Defense line: Hampus Lindholm (Left-defenseman), Brandon Carlo (Right-defenseman)
  • Goalie: Jeremy Swayman

When Was The Last Time The Boston Bruins Won The Stanley Cup?

The last time Boston won Stanley Cup was in 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 victory in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The 2011 championship took place in four games at the Rogers Arena and three at the TD Garden. Rogers Arena held the playoffs' final match.

Zdeno Chara was the team captain back then, whereas Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi were the alternate captains. The B's played under the tutelage of head coach Claude Julien en route to a phenomenal success.

With that title triumph, the Bruins rank fourth on the list of the teams with the most Stanley Cup championships, only behind the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings.

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The list of the Bruins' six Stanley Cup wins, along with the team they played against in the Finals is listed below:

  • 1929 Stanley Cup Championship - New York Rangers
  • 1939 Stanley Cup Championship - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1941 Stanley Cup Championship - Detroit Red Wings
  • 1970 Stanley Cup Championship - St. Louis Blues
  • 1972 Stanley Cup Championship - New York Rangers
  • 2011 Stanley Cup Championship - Vancouver Canucks

Boston Bruins Playoff Chances 2024

The odds of the Boston Bruins making the 2024 playoffs is -130. This implies a 56.52% probability for the team to make the playoffs. 

The Bruins will play their match of the upcoming 2023-24 NHL regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks on 11 October at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

The Bruins are also highly favored to reach the playoffs this season, with their last season's record of 135 points. The B's ranked 1st in the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, and the league, bringing home the President Trophy in the 2022-23 season.

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Boston registered a phenomenal 65-12-5 record last season, with 34-4-3 at home and 31-8-2 on the road. They had a total goal difference of +128. The previous season was their all-time best with 63 wins, the most in a single season in NHL history.

In addition, the Bruins' odds to win the championship are +1600 this season, ranking second in the Atlantic division after the Maple Leafs with +900. The odds, however, are subject to change once the regular season starts, as they haven't yet shown much during the preseason games. 

Furthermore, with the addition of a veteran right-winger, James van Riemsdyk, to their starting line-up, the Boston Bruins have reinforced their offense to emulate their previous season's record. 

Boston Bruins Players To Watch This Season

The Boston players to watch for the 2023-24 season are:

  • Brad Marchand
  • James van Riemsdyk
  • David Pastrnak
  • Charlie McAvoy
  • Linus Ullmark

Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand is the Bruins left-winger and the current team captain. He was drafted in the third round by the Bruins in the 2006 NHL Draft. 

Marchand was drafted after his record of 69 points (37 assists and 29 goals) for Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Moncton in 68 games.

Brad became the 27th captain in the Bruins history on 20 Sep 2023 at the age of 35 years, succeeding Patrice Bergeron after his retirement.

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Marchand is in his 15th NHL season with the team and played a significant role in the 2011 Stanley Cup wins for the franchise with 19 points (eight assists and 11 goals) in 25 playoff games. 

In addition, he has played 947 NHL games to date. He is ranked 4th in the Bruins' history to score the most game-winning goals with 71 goals. 

Internationally, Marchand scored the winning goal for Canada at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 against Team Europe. He also led the Canadian team to the gold during the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship and the 2016 IIHF World Championship. 

Charlie McAvoy

The Bruins chose Charlie McAvoy as the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He was during his freshman season at Boston University. 

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McAvoy debuted in the NHL in the 2017 Eastern Conference First Round's 1st game against the Ottawa Senators. He got the chance to debut due to multiple injuries to the Bruins' defensemen right after he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the team. 

Charlie later played a significant role in leading the Bruins to the 2019 Stanley Cup finals with 8 points (six assists and two goals) in 23 games despite his injuries. 

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