Last year they missed the playoffs, and dealt the face of their franchise in the off-season. So why all the playoff talk this year in Montreal? Because it was really injuries to a solid roster last year that did them in. Most notably to their MVP-caliber goalie, who should be back in full form next year. Also, the city never really embraced PK Subban as much as Nashville will. They have a better chance to carve out an identity to keep the purists in Montreal happy.
Should You Bet On The Habs?
Betting On the Habs In 2016
Still not convinced? You should be. This will be a fun NHL team to get behind in 2016, both from a betting and fan perspective. If you’re looking to bet on someone over the long term, they present an interesting package. They’re good, and will beat a lot of great teams on their way to the playoffs next year. Unless the injury bug takes another giant bite.
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