The defending Stanley Cup champions are the favorites to win the Western Conference this season. They finished first in the conference last season on their way to their big win, so their odds are great for them to do it again here.
Golden Knights +650
The Golden Knights finished ninth in the Western Conference last season, but they have moved up the odds list this offseason. They missed the playoffs for the first time in their franchise history (their long, storied five-year history), but expectations are higher for this team to make a better run this year.
The Flames finished second in the Western Conference last season, but their odds to win it here are on the longer side. Their playoff run last season ended with a loss to the Oilers in the second round, but they could be extra motivated to go further in the postseason and take the division.
The Wild finished third in the Eastern Conference last season and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Blues. So they'll be looking to make a comeback this season to take the conference. Their odds are tied with the Flames, so watch out for movement in these odds for which of these two teams could pull ahead.
The odds for the Blues are a bit longer than those for the Wild, the team they knocked out of the playoffs last season. St. Louis did finish fourth in the conference behind the Wild, but the Avalanche knocked them out of the playoffs in the second round to eventually go on to win the Stanley Cup. Keep an eye on these odds as they'll likely be seeking to make up for last season with a big start to this one.
With a lot of distance between the Avalanche and the Golden Knights here, I see a ton of value in the Golden Knights to win the conference. They've only missed the playoffs once in their half a decade, so I think they can get back to their winning ways this season and take the Western Conference.