April 10, 2012
Pair of Pens favoured to win Conn Smythe
By QMI AGENCY
Pittsburgh Penguins studs Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are the co-favourites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Bovada's online sports book has Crosby and Malkin at 11-1 to win the playoff MVP award, followed by New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Vancouver Canucks twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin, all at 16-1.
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo gets his tires pumped by Bovada, which has listed him at 20-1 to win the Conn Smythe. That's better odds than Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, the 2011 Conn Smythe winner who comes in at 22-1. St. Louis Blues goalies Brian Elliott (25-1) and Jaroslav Halak (30-1) are listed, too.
Heck, if you're really optimistic, you can plunk down some dough on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, who is a 100-1 longshot along with Ottawa's Erik Karlsson, Milan Michalek and Phoenix's Radim Vrbata.