The National Hockey League is one of the most exciting sports leagues in the world and it offers plenty of opportunities for betting.
There are plenty of NHL odds available to bet on, but the market that attracts the most attention is undoubtedly the market on who will the Stanley Cup.
Of all the trophies handed out in ice hockey this is perhaps the most prestigious – and one team has dominated the competition more than any other – the Montreal Canadiens…
The Montreal Canadiens NHL odds are getting increasingly long
The Stanley Cup is awarded to the team who wins the NHL play-offs and is always hotly contested.
However, despite being the most successful team in the history of the competition, the Montreal Canadiens have not won the Stanley Cup since 1993.
That was actually the last time they even made it to the Stanley Cup final, showing that you would be better off looking elsewhere for NHL odds to take advantage of.
However, a long gap between final appearances is not an unusual thing in the NHL…
Backing against the previous year’s winner in the NHL odds is well worth considering
Prior to their Stanley Cup win in 2011, the Boston Bruins last made a final appearance 21-years before in 1990 and the last time they won it was all the way back in 1972.
Meanwhile, 2010 winners the Chicago Blackhawks last won the title right back in 1961 and last made a final appearance in 1992.
Winning the Stanley Cup may be difficult, but staying at the top of the NHL standings is even more difficult.
Meaning you should consider carefully before backing a team to retain the Stanley Cup in the NHL odds.