With the LA Kings winning the Stanley Cup on Monday night, the focus now turns to the 2012-13 season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the favorite, coming in at 7/1. Behind the Pens are the defending champion Kings at 11/1. At 40/1, the Avalanche are tied for 19th, along with Dallas Stars, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets.
This past season, Colorado finished 12th in the Western Conference with a 41-35-6 record. They were two points behind the Calgary Flames for second place in the Northwest Division. The Avs are actually second in the division in terms of 2013 Cup odds, only behind the Vancouver Canucks, who are 12/1 odds to win it.