TAMPA, Florida — The Montreal Canadiens are a long shot to win the Stanley Cup at the start of the playoffs. And that’s a good thing.
The sportsbook has Canadian odds of anywhere from +2,000 to +5000 depending on when the bet was made. They finished fourth in their division and have an 18th best record in the NHL this season. They are +240 in their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
They are now just four wins away from lifting the Stanley Cup. And true believers who bet on the Montreal championships are looking for quite a fortune. Either they take the money from the tickets or hedge their bets by selling them for a huge profit.
True believers like Dave from New York who asked to withhold his last name.
The 24-year-old used $45 to purchase Canadian bet slips on PropSwap.com, the secondary market where US sports bettors can sell their betting tickets It was during this time that Montreal were down 3-1in their series against the Leafs. The original bet didn’t have the longest odds – it was a 50-1 bet at MGM Sportsbook, but if the Canadian won the trophy, $45 bought him a ticket worth over $10,000, based on the size of his pre-money starting at $196.08.
Dave bought tickets for a specific reason.
“It’s the leaves that fall every year. So I saw an opportunity,” he said.
But it wasn’t just the Maple Leafs’ never-ending crash in the Stanley Cup playoffs that provoked him. The Winnipeg Jets have already swept the Edmonton Oilers in the other North Division playoff series. Dave wasn’t impressed.
“I have all planned. I said to myself ‘If Montreal can come back They’re going to play for Winnipeg that isn’t very successful,’” he said. But the big prize if they can come back with Toronto. which they can Then they take care of Winnipeg.”
Then the temptation arose for Dave Vegas. The Golden Knights, Montreal’s third-round opponents, recently delivered the Colorado Avalanche, where they set a record-breaking NHL regular-season best.
“The hardest part was keeping it in that Vegas series. I was terrified of going into that series,” he said.
But he believed in Canadians. He was amazed at their defense. He trusted goalkeeper Carey Price, he watched them score timely goals from various players throughout the tournament.
“Also, I only paid 45 dollars for this ticket. I will let it work I was tempted to sell it. But even if they lost game 1, I knew they were going to steal game 2. I was just patient,” he said.
The Canadians eliminated the Golden Knights in six games to reach their first Stanley Cup final since 1993, giving Dave just four wins on a $45 to $10,000 switch. square bracket
You see, Dave isn’t just a New Yorker. He’s from Long Island and is a huge fan of the islanders.
“If the islanders win I will sell that ticket immediately,” he said with a laugh about an hour before Game 7 between the Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
They didn’t beat The Lightning, eliminating the Islanders 1-0 in the final game of their series. So when Tampa Bay will meet Montreal for the Stanley Cup that starts on Monday night. So Dave has another plan.
“I didn’t sell before Game 1, I was looking at Game 1 to see how it goes. Then I will decide what I will do,” he said. They might be the favorites over Tampa.”
Apparently, Dave wasn’t alone on long-distance trips with Canadians. PropSwap.com had another ticket selling for $60 when Montreal fell 3-1 to the Maple Leafs; That buyer flipped the $1,800 price on the Vegas Series. And then the second owner was listed for $4,500 ahead of the Stanley Cup Final, paying $10,500 on the line.
William Hill reports that there are some major bets that Canadians will win the Stanley Cup; there are $2,500 bets at +2,800 odds to win $70,000; Bet $1,100 at +2,500 Win $27,500; and $1,000 at +4,500 odds, which would net the ticket holder $45,000.
No matter what Dave does He said turning $45 into a few thousand dollars at worst and $10,000 at best is a “dream come true” for sports bettors.
Or at least one person has a good sense of knowing that the safest bet in the Stanley Cup playoffs is the one with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“When I got to Game 7 I was very confident. Because Toronto in Game 7 is not good at all,” Dave said.