The Canadiens are the most decorated franchise in NHL history with 24 Stanley Cup championships. However, their last title came in 1993, leaving them in the midst of a 30-year drought. After a surprise run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, the Canadiens cratered in 2021-22, finishing dead last in the overall standings.
The disastrous season led to GM Marc Bergevin’s firing and signaled the start of a full rebuild. With an aging Carey Price injured, a new executive team including GM Kent Hughes and VP Jeff Gorton is focused on acquiring young assets. Top pick Juraj Slafkovsky leads a growing stockpile of prospects and roster spots are opening for them.
While the glory years are distant history, the goal is to set the foundation for another contending era. But after decades of contention or at least competitiveness, the fanbase is struggling with an unfamiliar role as a bottom-feeder. With the NHL’s most passionate and demanding fans, the pressure is immense to show progress in the rebuild. The Canadiens must regain their past glory to satisfy a justifiably frustrated fanbase.
Who Do The Montreal Canadiens Play Next
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Montreal Canadiens Game Schedule
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Montreal Canadiens Standings Today
The Habs are used to playoff hockey and are usually fighting for a spot in the most exciting post-season in all of sports. Take a look at the standings to get a snapshot of Habs’ proceedings.
How To Make Money Betting On Montreal Canadiens
As the most decorated franchise in NHL history, the Montreal Canadiens carry lofty expectations despite enduring a painful 30-year Stanley Cup drought. Their rabid fans and media accept nothing less than competing for championships. This makes betting on the Habs a tricky proposition.
The club's early dominance was fueled by grabbing legends like Georges Vezina before the NHL even existed. The Canadiens were winners right out of the gate, capturing the Stanley Cup in 1916. Behind superstars like Howie Morenz, they were the class of the league through the 1920s and 30s.
But the team hit tough times in the late 30s and 40s before rising again in the 1950s. Led by the legendary Punch Line and figures like Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey and Jacques Plante, Montreal couldn't be stopped, reeling off five straight Cups and eight in ten years. The Habs rolled on through the 60s and 70s, stockpiling Hall of Famers and treating the Cup as their personal property.
Since last winning it all in 1993, the franchise has gone through ups and downs but has never recaptured past glory. Long playoff runs have kept hope alive but after 2021's Cinderella run to the Final, the bottom fell out in disastrous fashion last season.
The Canadiens are now rebuilding in hopes of contending again. But with a roster in transition full of young players and led by untested coach Martin St. Louis, betting on Montreal requires managing expectations.