Stanley Cup Odds: Habs Slip on NHL Futures

The Montreal Canadiens are still the best shot to bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada according to the oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bodog, but a poor month of December isn’t helping matters.

On the latest Stanley Cup odds at Bodog the Habs are down slightly to +1400. That’s good enough for fifth on the odds lists, a slot they share with the New York Rangers and St. Louis.

Not much has gone right for Montreal since the calendar turned over to December. They’re only 2-7-0 in nine games and their lead in the Atlantic Division has quickly vanished. Montreal sits only one point ahead of Boston and two ahead of Detroit as they try to maintain their division lead.

While the Canadiens are falling down the odds list slightly, Ottawa has remained steady at +4000 while Vancouver and Winnipeg are both holding at +5000.

As well, Edmonton and Calgary have both quickly risen up the ranks to +5000. The Oilers were +25000 underdogs a short time ago before beginning December with six straight wins. Buy generic generic zoloft brand name price sertraline. The Flames moved up from +7500 after reeling off seven wins in a row earlier in the month.

The only other Canadian team is Toronto, who are well back at +15000.

The team everyone is looking up at on the Stanley Cup futures is Washington, as the Capitals currently lead the way at +550. Washington has won five in a row, including finally getting some revenge on the Rangers in a thunderous 7-3 victory. The streak has given the Caps a comfortable lead atop the Metropolitan Division and they also lead the East with 50 points.

Also on the move on the Stanley Cup odds right now in opposite directions are Boston and Pittsburgh. The Bruins weren’t considered to be a Cup contender by anyone before the season began and even two weeks ago they were at +3300. Since then they’ve climbed in the Eastern standings and the odds to +1600 at Bodog.

Pittsburgh’s disappointing season cost former head coach Mike Johnston his job. The Penguins, currently sitting outside of a playoff berth in the East, have fallen to +2500 on the odds at Bodog.