One of the most storied franchise in professional sports, the Montreal Canadiens have a long history of success other organizations can only dream of. The Canadiens dominated hockey even before the 1917 birth of the National Hockey League when the organization claimed its first Stanley Cup during the 1915-16 season. By the 1950s, the Canadiens were a force to be reckoned with — winning five straight Stanley Cups from 1955 to 1960 with Maurice (Rocket) Richard and Jean Beliveau leading the way.
There was a bit of a downturn for the Habs after that as the team was ousted in the opening round of the playoffs the next four seasons. The team went on to win four Cups in five years in the late 60s. Scotty Bowman was named head coach of the Canadiens in 1971 and guided the team to a Stanley Cup in his second season behind the bench. Bowman led the Habs to four more titles from 1975 to 1979.
The last time the Canadiens won a Stanley Cup was 1993 when Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy backstopped the organization to its 24th championship.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines Today
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Before making your bets, keep track if the Canadiens are on a West Coast road trip or playing on back-to-back nights, as this will play into your wagering decisions.
Montreal's Bell Centre is considering among the most intimidating home rinks in the NHL, so keep that in mind when wagering on Canadiens home games.
Montreal Canadiens Standings Right Now
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With Carey Price in the net, the Canadiens will always be among the thoughest teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.
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Gone are the days when the Montreal Canadiens struck fear into the opposition with their unique brand of up-tempo, fire-wagon hockey, as it was known amongst Habs fans. From Newsy Lalonde, to Howie Morenz, to Rocket Richard, to Jean Beliveau, to Guy Lafleur, this torch has passed on successfully for decades, as Montreal seemed to win the Stanley Cup as if it were a franchise birthright.
Today's Habs don't play it that way. With a world-class netminder in Carey Price, goaltending and defense is the gameplan the Canadiens seek to deploy in order to punch their ticket to the postseason.
Most seasons, the Habs will be good enough to make the playoffs but are they legitimate contenders for a Stanley Cup? Two decades in the wilderness suggests that they are not.
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