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    The St. Louis Blues Are Finding New Ways To Beat The Odds

    Before the puck dropped on the St. Louis Blues' title defense, my colleague Terrence Doyle and I marveled at just how little respect the betting markets gave their repeat chances. According to odds from and , St. Louis opened the 2019-20 season with 16-1 odds of winning it all again, which after adjusting for the take worked out to a 4.5 percent chance. That was the lowest implied probability for any defending champ going into a season since at least 1985. But despite being the most disrespected defending Stanley Cup champions, the Blues have been busy proving that last year was no fluke. At midseason, the Blues are tied with the Boston Bruins for the NHL's second-best record (and lead the Western Conference standings outright) with 63 points; according to , they now have a 10.2 percent chance of winning the Cup, second-best in the league. That's not exactly the regression those oddsmakers were expecting. And what's more, St. Louis has been doing it in an unexpected way, relying on a different cast of major contributors than the one that powered last spring's Cup run. As always, the Blues care little for the normal rules about how championships are won (and, apparently, defended). The betting public could have been forgiven for its skepticism about St. Louis' ability to repeat. The team exceeded all expectations with a second-half hot streak to...
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    • Neil Paine
    The St. Louis Blues Are Finding New Ways To Beat The Odds
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    2019-20 Central Division Standings

    TeamWLOTLPTS
    St. Louis3011868
    Colorado2815662
    Dallas2717458
    Chicago2421654
    Winnipeg2522454
    Minnesota2321652
    Nashville2218751

    2019-20 Team Leaders

    2019-20 Team Stats

    Goals For / Game
    3.22
    Goals Against / Game
    2.67
    Power Play %
    25.3
    Penalty Kill %
    81.7

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    Team History

    YearWLOTLPts
    2019-203011868
    2018-194528999
    2017-184432694
    2016-174629799
    2015-1649249107