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Conn Smythe Odds: Which Bruins Players Are Worth A Wager?

If the Boston Bruins make a run to the Stanley Cup Final, they’ll need their best players to thrive. That’s an unquestionably obvious statement, but if you have a hunch for which B’s player(s) will perform at the highest level this postseason, you might be able to get ahead of the curve and make some money in the Conn Smythe (MVP) betting market. It’s also a market changes fluidly throughout the playoffs.
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Conn Smythe favorite for each playoff team selected by

Barkov, Crosby, MacKinnon, McDavid, Matthews among choices to win postseason MVP. It's not easy to pick the Conn Smythe winner after the Stanley Cup is claimed each season. Expected stars and unexpected contributors joining together to state their case as the MVP of the NHL postseason. It's even harder to...
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Conn Smythe Trophy 2021: Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy Wins Playoff MVP

One year after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, his teammate and netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy nabbed the award as the Bolts successfully defended their title with a 1-0 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. It's the fifth...
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Andrei Vasilevskiy Caps off Incredible Playoff Run with Conn Smythe

It was hard to imagine Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy outperforming his effort from the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. And yet, he did. As the Lightning struck twice, winning the Cup for the third time in franchise history and becoming the second team in the cap era to win consecutive Cups (Pittsburgh being the other), Vasilevskiy took home the coveted Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the player determined to have had the best playoff performance as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Conn Smythe Trophy Odds: Vasilevskiy or Point?

The Conn Smythe Award is the NHL’s Stanley Cup MVP for people who don’t know what. But it’s not the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. You know, NBA has NBA Finals MVP. The NFL has the Superbowl MVP. Baseball has world series MVP, but hockey is the sport that does it differently. The NHL awards their MVP for the entire post-season.

Conn Smythe Favorites For the NHL Final Four

As the NHL moves closer to the Stanley Cup Finals, some may begin to wonder who could win the Conn Smythe trophy for the playoff MVP. Since all of the semifinal series are close, it’s hard to predict which teams will make the finals. With that in mind, here’s a look at potential Conn Smythe favorites for the final four teams.

Conn Smythe candidate review: Ultimate team glory, but who’s MVP?

Victor Hedman. 2020 Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and well deserved. Out of his mind he played in the Cup run. An absolute beast, setting the standard for a D-man taking MVP honors. So, if Tampa Bay does the near impossible and goes back-to-back, who follows Hedman? Hedman? No. However, the Lightning are getting production from a wealth of players. Who takes the MVP cake, and eats it too? Could be one of, in my mind, four legitimate candidates, but dont’ sleep on a few others. Let’s dig in.

NHL Betting Guide: What to consider when making a Conn Smythe pick

With each team well into their second-round semifinal matchups now and each team’s stud separating themselves from the pack, it’s only fair that we highlight the best of the best. Yes, you can choose which star will shine brightest in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and walk away with the...
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Conn Smythe Trophy Top 8: Who's Leading the Race for Playoff MVP?

The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player to his team in the NHL playoffs as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. It is presented following the final game of the Stanley Cup Final. Past winners of this award include Hall of Famers such as...