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Online sports book: Malkin, Crosby playoff MVP favorites

Apr 10, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin AP

The good folks from Bovada’s online sportsbook have posted odds on who’ll win the 2012 Conn Smythe trophy as the postseason’s most valuable player, and a pair of Penguins — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin — top the list.

Here are the odds, in full:

Evgeni Malkin (PIT) — 11/1
Sidney Crosby (PIT) — 11/1
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) — 16/1
Henrik Sedin (VAN) — 16/1
Daniel Sedin (VAN) —  16/1
Roberto Luongo (VAN) — 20/1
Tim Thomas (BOS) — 22/1
Pekka Rinne (NAS) — 25/1
Marian Gaborik (NYR) — 25/1
Brian Elliott (STL) — 25/1
Pavel Datsyuk (DET)  — 30/1
Brad Richards (NYR) —  30/1
Claude Giroux (PHI) — 30/1
Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT) — 30/1
Jaroslav Halak (STL) — 30/1
Jimmy Howard (DET) — 35/1
James Neal (PIT) —  35/1
David Perron (STL) —  35/1
Jonathan Toews (CHI) — 40/1
Henrik Zetterberg (DET) — 40/1
Alexander Radulov (NAS) — 40/1
Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) —  40/1
David Backes (STL) —  40/1
Ryan Kesler (VAN) — 40/1
Patrice Bergeron (BOS) —  45/1
David Krejci (BOS) — 45/1
Milan Lucic (BOS) — 45/1
Anze Kopitar (LA) — 45/1
Ilya Kovalchuk (NJ) — 45/1
Joe Thornton (SJ) — 45/1
Alex Ovechkin (WAS) — 45/1
Marian Hossa (CHI) — 50/1
Patrick Kane (CHI) — 50/1
Kris Versteeg (FLA) — 50/1
Jonathan Quick (LA) — 50/1
Martin Erat (NAS) — 50/1
Martin Brodeur (NJ) — 50/1
Ryan Callahan (NYR) — 50/1
Mike Smith (PHO) — 50/1
Antti Niemi (SJ) — 50/1
Tyler Seguin (BOS) — 60/1
Jason Spezza (OTT) — 60/1
Scott Hartnell (PHI) — 60/1
Jaromir Jagr (PHI) — 60/1
Ray Whitney (PHO) — 60/1
Nicklas Backstrom (WAS — 60/1
Tomas Fleischmann (FLA) — 65/1
Stephen Weiss (FLA) — 65/1
Zach Parise (NJ) — 65/1
Patrick Marleau (SJ) — 65/1
Patrick Sharp (CHI) — 75/1
Valtteri Filppula (DET) — 75/1
Mike Richards (LA) — 75/1
Jeff Carter (LA) — 75/1
Andrei Kostitsyn (NAS) — 75/1
Patrik Elias (NJ) — 75/1
Logan Couture (SJ) — 75/1
T.J. Oshie (STL) — 75/1
Daniel Alfredsson (OTT) —  80/1
Shane Doan (PHO) — 80/1
Alexander Semin (WAS) — 85/1
Erik Karlsson (OTT) — 100/1
Milan Michalek (OTT) — 100/1
Radim Vrbata (PHO) — 100/1
Braden Holtby (WAS) — 100/1

Some notes:

– Six of the last 10 Conn Smythe winners are available: Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Toews, Malkin, Thomas and Richards.

– A defenseman hasn’t won the award since Scott Neidermayer with Anaheim in 2007.

– The youngest player on this list? 20-year-old Tyler Seguin.

– Three of the five youngest Conn Smythe winners of all time have come from the last seven postseasons: Cam Ward (21, 2005-06), Toews (21, 2009-10) and Malkin (22, 2008-09).

– The other two youngest? Bobby Orr (21, 1969-70) and Patrick Roy (20, 1985-86).

  1. ottograham - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Cue Pens hatrid and drivel in 3,2,1….

    • upyourstodd - Apr 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

      Hatred is warranted when you have guys like Letang who falls to the ice and whips his head back when a stick grazes his shoulder. The Q taught him well.

      • steelcity04 - Apr 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

        Pretty sure EVERY team has players who do that, just not the Pens.

      • ottograham - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

        cool story bro

  2. miketoasty - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    We all know that book keepers in Vegas are always right >.>

  3. phillyphever - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Keep it up guys. Can’t wait for the Pens to crash and burn in the playoffs.

    • miketoasty - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      Interesting you talk about crashing and burning when your goalie has been known for that almost every time he has made it to the playoffs…

      • phillyphever - Apr 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

        Yeah…are the Flyers facing Detroit in the first round?

  4. back2backbees - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    these same people picked Tiger and Rory in the Masters

    • crosberries - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      The correlation between picking a golfer to win a tournament and the playoff MVP is so great. I can’t argue at all with that point you got us.

      • back2backbees - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

        maybe once you finish high school it will make sense

  5. darenpuppa31 - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    I’m going with Radim Vrbata. He just screams potential Conn Smythe.

    • jpelle82 - Apr 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      i was thinking the same thing when i saw krejci

  6. rabidbillsfan - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    What happens to those odds if they only play in 4 games????

  7. upyourstodd - Apr 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    What were the odds that Tim Thomas would be the conn smythe winner last year? I dont think you can gauge this kind of stuff.

  8. bleed4philly - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    I got my money on Giroux, top 5 player with 30 to 1 odds is quite a bargain.

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