Bovada releases NHL lockout odds; finally, you can profit from your despair

Hipster Zetterberg says: Whatever, Looch, I was locked out before it was cool.

The NHL may have slipped quietly into a coma last night, but that doesn't mean you can't still bet on it! Hooray!

Sports betting website Bovada released their NHL lockout odds over the weekend, giving people the opportunity to put money down on everything from when the lockout will end to how the lockout will end.

I recommend betting on the lockout lasting into the New Year. Not because I think it will or anything, but because then, if it does, you'll be sad but you'll at least get paid. It's win/win. Either hockey returns in the fall or you turn a profit! You'll feel just like a small-market franchise.

Anyway. Let's take a look at the odds:

When will the NHL Lockout end?

Before December 15th 2012 -115

On or After December 15th 2012 -115

Will the NHL cancel any regular season games in the 2012-13 season?

Yes 1/10

No 6/1

Will the NHL cancel the 2012-13 Winter Classic?

Yes 1/1

No 4/7

Will the entire 2012-2013 NHL Season be cancelled because of a lockout?

Yes 2/1

No 1/3

What % of hockey-related revenue will the players receive in year 1 of the new NHL CBA?

Over/Under 50.5%

I'm going to be honest. I like that we live in a world where you can bet on the HRR. It's a world that has its priorities straight, I think.

Here's what I suggest you do: take the under. Again, not because I think that's what's going to happen, but because it'll be mighty cathartic if the players leave money on the table and it goes right into your pocket.

And finally, since there is only one player in the NHL:

Will Sidney Crosby play in Europe at any point in the 2012-2013 Season?

Yes 2/1

No 1/3

Evgeni Malkin thinks he might. Trust Geno.

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