2016 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Bovada sportsbook opened odds to win the 2016 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP) but omitted last year’s winner, Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Heading into this year’s playoffs, Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was the +850 favorite, but Pittsburgh eliminated Washington in the Conference Semifinals. Sidney Crosby was then the new favorite to win the award, but despite advancing to the Cup final, is now behind teammate Phil Kessel and Sharks forward Joe Pavelski. Below shows the odds for each player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy via Bovada and Sportsbook:

Player May 29
May 13
April 13
Joe Pavelski (SJ) +450 +1100 +3500
Phil Kessel (PIT) +450 +950 +3500
Matt Murray (PIT) +500 +1100 N/A
Sidney Crosby (PIT) +500 +450 +1600
Logan Couture (SJ) +550 +950 N/A
Martin Jones (SJ) +700 +1600 +3500
Brent Burns (SJ) +700 +2000 N/A
Joe Thornton (SJ) +700 +5000 +5000
Evgeni Malkin (PIT) +800 +1000 N/A
Nick Bonino (PIT) +1800 N/A N/A
Kris Letang (PIT) +2000 +2000 N/A
Patrick Marleau (SJ) +2200 N/A N/A
Patric Hornqvist (PIT) +2500 N/A N/A
Chris Kunitz (PIT) +3000 N/A N/A
Joel Ward (SJ) +4000 N/A N/A
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (SJ) +4000 N/A N/A
John Tavares (NYI) N/A N/A +4000
Brian Elliott (STL) N/A +700 +3000
Nikita Kucherov (TB) N/A +1200 +6000
Victor Hedman (TB) N/A +5000 +7500
Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT) N/A N/A +2500
Alexander Steen (STL) N/A N/A +5000
Braden Holtby (WAS) N/A N/A +850
Jonathan Quick (LA) N/A N/A +1500
Patrick Kane (CHI) N/A N/A +1500
Alex Ovechkin (WAS) N/A N/A +1800
Jamie Benn (DAL) N/A N/A +2000
Corey Crawford (CHI) N/A N/A +2000
Frederik Andersen or John Gibson (ANA) N/A N/A +2200
Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) N/A N/A +2200
Antti Niemi or Kari Lehtonen (DAL) N/A N/A +2200
Anze Kopitar (LA) N/A N/A +2500
Corey Perry (ANA) N/A N/A +2500
David Backes (STL) N/A +2000 N/A
Roberto Luongo (FLA) N/A N/A +3000
Evgeny Kuznetsov (WAS) N/A N/A +3500
Nicklas Backstrom (WAS) N/A N/A +3500
Tyler Seguin (DAL) N/A N/A +3500
Jaromir Jagr (FLA) N/A N/A +3500
Pekka Rinne (NAS) N/A N/A +3500
Jonathan Toews (CHI) N/A N/A +4000
Jonathan Drouin (TB) N/A +3500 N/A
Devan Dubnyk (MIN) N/A N/A +4000
Jeff Carter (LA) N/A N/A +5000
Artemi Panarin (CHI) N/A N/A +5000
Mats Zuccarello (NYR) N/A N/A +5000
Rick Nash (NYR) N/A N/A +5000
Thomas Greiss (NYI) N/A N/A +5000
Claude Giroux (PHI) N/A N/A +5000
Steve Mason (PHI) N/A N/A +5000
Jimmy Howard (DET) N/A N/A +5000
Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) N/A N/A +7500
Filip Forsberg (NAS) N/A N/A +7500
James Neal (NAS) N/A N/A +7500
Kyle Okposo (NYI) N/A N/A +7500
Mikko Koivu (MIN) N/A N/A +7500
Ryan Suter (MIN) N/A N/A +7500
Wayne Simmonds (PHI) N/A N/A +7500
Henrik Zetterberg (DET) N/A N/A +7500
Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) N/A +700 +3000
Robby Fabbri (STL) N/A +2000 N/A
Pavel Datsyuk (DET) N/A N/A +7500
Tyler Johnson (TB) N/A +1600 N/A
Ben Bishop (TB) N/A +850 +3500
Kevin Shattenkirk (STL) N/A +1400 N/A
Henrik Lundqvist (NY) N/A N/A +3000

Below was written on April 13th before the start of the NHL Playoffs:

We aren’t making any official picks, but two names come to mind to win this award: Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko (+3000) and Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (+7500).

Tarasenko is probably St. Louis’ best and most explosive player, and could be ready to finally take this team to the Stanley Cup. The Western Conference is loaded but if the Blues can keep advancing, Tarasenko will likely be their leading scorer.

Hedman is also noteworthy because of the long +7500 odds, and Tampa Bay will have to rely heavily on him to get to the Stanley Cup. Bettors may shy away because he’s a defenseman, but Duncan Keith won the award at +5000 odds last season over Hedman’s Tampa Bay squad so it’s not unthinkable.

If you like the Lightning or Blues to make a deep playoff run, these two names will likely be towards the top of the list in the later rounds.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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