Following the flurry of NHL free-agent signings this month, the Bodog betting website has posted its latest odds for teams to win the Stanley Cup in 2014 and the Canadiens are listed at 25-1.
The defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks are the favourites, listed at 6-1, followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins (13-2), Boston Bruins (10-1), Los Angeles Kings (12-1) and St. Louis Blues (12-1).
Other teams listed ahead of the Canadiens are the Detroit Red Wings (16-1), Vancouver Canucks (16-1), San Jose Sharks (18-1), Edmonton Oilers (20-1), Minnesota Wild (20-1), New York Rangers (20-1) and Anaheim Ducks (22-1). The Toronto Maple Leafs, like the Canadiens, are listed at 25-1. The Florida Panthers are the biggest longshot at 150-1.
The Penguins are listed as the favourites to win the Eastern Conference at 5-2 odds, followed by the Bruins (19-4), Red Wings (17-2), Rangers (11-1), Capitals (12-1) and the Canadiens and Leafs (both at 14-1).
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