Canadiens are Cruising Under the Guidance of Claude


When it looked like the Canadiens’ 2016-17 window was closed, they were handed a gift-wrapped Claude Julien to substitute Michel Therrien and the former Bruins bench manager has gone on to coach the Habs into some renewed confidence in addition to a 7-2-0 record since taking over.
During this run, the Canadiens have earned $100 straight-up bettors a profit of $466.94 and have rewarded UNDER bettors using an O/U listing of 1-7-1.
Winners of their last six, Claude and the Canadiens will take on Calgary at the Saddledome Thursday. Both teams’ surges up the standings are greatly goaltender-related however Carey Price was playing like the one who won the 2014-15 Hart, Vezina and Ted Lindsay decorations since the coaching change and owns a .951 save percent in addition to a 1.38 goals-against average in his eight starts below Julien’s guidance.
Calgary’s series heading into this matchup makes it tough to bet the Habs on the road but the Flames have been giving up a ton of shots during their current homestand (32.67 per match ) and also the Canadiens have outshot their opponents by an average of seven per game over the duration of their last three games. They need to possess Alexander Radulov back in the fold for this one this year, because he directs the Canadiens in assists, and he will be a sight for sore eyes.
Regardless of what Montreal fans will tell you, their team has been finding the back of the internet rather frequently during Julien’s young tenure and they’re 10th in the league in goals per game since the trade deadline. Together with Carey Price playing out of Montreal and his mind committing their celebrity goalie sees, I like the Habs on Thursday and I am also fond of the UNDER.
Possibly one of the biggest factors in the firing of Therrien was the frustration felt toward him from the team leaders, Max Pacioretty and Carey Price. It’s clear there was something to that rumor since the Habs captain has eight points in his last nine games and we have talked about what Pricer has been doing.
Those 2 guys are the most influential on the group’s success and if they’re happy and performingis your group.
Montreal has a six-game homestand beginning March 19 during which the Atlantic Division can be locked up by the group. If you are thinking of making a futures contract about the Habs, today is most likely the opportunity.
Here’s a look with Julien calling the shots at the Canadiens’ nine games.