Habs Remain Top Canadian Stanley Cup Bet

The Montreal Canadiens appear to be Canada’s best chance at bringing the Stanley Cup north of the border this season, with the Habs listed as the top Canadian option on the Bodog Stanley Cup futures.

When the season ended last year and the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Cup again, the Bodog oddsmakers had Montreal down at +1400 to win the Cup this season. They’ve slipped a little bit on the odds list, down to +1800, but it’s still better than any other Canadian squad. Montreal still has Vezina and Hart Trophy winner Carey Price, so anything is possible in the postseason.

After Montreal the search for the next Canadian team on the odds list is a long one. The Winnipeg Jets check in next way down at +2800. That’s worse than the +2500 they were at a few months ago. The Calgary Flames, coming off a surprisingly strong season a year ago, and the Edmonton Oilers, hoping Connor McDavid will finally get them out of the basement, share +3300 odds.

The Ottawa Senators may have made the playoffs last season, but the oddsmakers don’t think they’ll be there again after listing them at +4000. The Vancouver Canucks’ time in the sun appears to be over, and the oddsmakers agree, listing them as a +5000 longshot. Finally, the Maple Leafs, even with Mike Babcock, have no shot at +10000.

The Blackhawks remain the overall favorites at Bodog as +650 chalk to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Last year’s runners up Tampa Bay sit right behind them at +1000, but they have some company with Anaheim, Los Angeles and the Rangers also sharing +1000 odds.

Rounding out the Top 10 on the Bodog Stanley Cup futures are  Pittsburgh and St. Louis at +1400, Minnesota at +1600, and Nashville and Washington at +1800.

2016 Stanley Cup Odds via Bodog

Chicago Blackhawks +650
New York Rangers +1000
Anaheim Ducks +1000
Los Angeles Kings +1000
Tampa Bay Lightning +1000
St. Louis Blues +1400
Pittsburgh Penguins +1400
Minnesota Wild +1600
Montreal Canadiens +1800
Nashville Predators +1800
Washington Capitals +1800
Boston Bruins +2000
New York Islanders +2200
Columbus Blue Jackets +2500
Dallas Stars +2500
Winnipeg Jets +2800
Detroit Red Wings +2800
Edmonton Oilers +3300
Calgary Flames +3300
San Jose Sharks +4000
Ottawa Senators +4000
Vancouver Canucks +5000
Colorado Avalanche +6600
Florida Panthers +6600
New Jersey Devils +7500
Philadelphia Flyers +7500
Toronto Maple Leafs +10000
Buffalo Sabres +10000
Carolina Hurricanes +10000
Arizona Coyotes +15000