So...you're saying there's a chance?
While the team doesn't have the worst odds in the league, the perception amongst oddsmakers seems to be that the Habs are looking like a very average team this season.
The Lightning are joint favorites to win the 2022 #StanleyCup. Do you think they could build a dynasty? (Odds via B… https://t.co/iMbgPcLGxI— Odds Shark (@Odds Shark) 1627595280.0
Betting site Odds Shark has the Canadiens at "+2000," or a 20 to one chance. This puts the Habs in the company of teams like the New York Islanders, the Florida Panthers and the Minnesota Wild.
Historic rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins, meanwhile, each have a 14 to one shot of winning the Stanley Cup according to Odds Shark.
Of course, the dreaded Tampa Bay Lightning are among the favourites to win, with seven to one odds. They are not the odds on favourites, however. That honour belongs to the Colorado Avalanche.
The NHL hopes to commence the new season on October 12, 2021.