2017 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs start tomorrow and fans across the globe are undoubtedly getting excited about playoff hockey. We know which teams are expected to win it all, but which players should fans be monitoring?

Every year the league hands out the Conn Smythe Trophy to the playoff MVP and this season Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane (+850) opened as the co-favorites at Paddy Power to win this prestigious award. The odds for Crosby are fairly ridiculous when you consider that the Penguins are also listed as +850 to win the Stanley Cup, but that’s one of the many flaws with these types of prop bets. Similarly, Conor McDavid is +1200 to win the Conn Smythe while the Oilers actually have longer odds (+1525) of winning the Stanley Cup.

Later in the day, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook posted Conn Smythe odds with several notable discrepancies. A pair of Capitals players (Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby) were listed as +800 co-favorites with Kane (+1200) and Crosby (+1500) right behind them. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, who was listed at 22/1 at Paddy Power, is unlisted at the Westgate. Devan Dubnyk, who was +900 at the Paddy Power, is listed at +2500 at the Westgate. This once again highlights the importance of having access to multiple sportsbooks and shopping for the best line.

The table below compares the opening Conn Smythe odds at Paddy Power and the Westgate Superbook. It will be updated throughout the playoffs.

Player Team Westgate (4/11) Paddy Power (4/11)
Alex Ovechkin WSH 8/1 9/1
Braden Holtby WSH 8/1 12/1
Patrick Kane CHI 12/1 17/2
Sidney Crosby PIT 15/1 17/2
Jonathan Toews CHI 15/1 20/1
Nicklas Backstrom WSH 20/1 12/1
Evgeni Malkin PIT 20/1 22/1
Artemi Panarin CHI 25/1 13/1
Henrik Lundqvist NYR 25/1 18/1
Connor McDavid EDM 25/1 12/1
Corey Crawford CHI 25/1 20/1
Matt Murray PIT 25/1 22/1
Carey Price MTL 25/1 12/1
Devan Dubnyk MIN 25/1 9/1
Evgeny Kuznetsov WSH 25/1 33/1
Duncan Keith CHI 30/1 35/1
Mikael Granlund MIN 40/1 25/1
Brent Burns SJS 40/1 25/1
Joe Pavelski SJS 40/1 35/1
Martin Jones SJS 40/1 35/1
Mats Zuccarello NYR 40/1 40/1
Sergei Bobrovsky CLB 40/1 9/1
Max Pacioretty MTL 40/1 40/1
Jonathan Bernier NA 40/1 N/A
Shea Weber MTL 50/1 80/1
Cam Atkinson CLB 50/1 25/1
Zach Parise MIN 50/1 50/1
Eric Staal MIN 50/1 25/1
Tuukka Rask BOS 50/1 45/1
Ryan Suter MIN 50/1 N/A
Brad Marchand BOS 50/1 45/1
Derek Stepan NYR 50/1 N/A
Logan Couture SJS 50/1 100/1
Corey Perry ANA 50/1 40/1
Phil Kessel PIT 50/1 45/1
Cam Talbot EDM 50/1 80/1
Alexander Radulov MTL 60/1 40/1
Pekka Rinne NAS 60/1 N/A
TJ Oshie WSH 60/1 33/1
Brian Elliott CGY 80/1 40/1
Rickard Rakell ANA 80/1 N/A
Jake Allen STL 80/1 125/1
Alexander Wennberg CLB 80/1 50/1
Johnny Gaudreau CGY 80/1 25/1
Vladimir Tarasenko STL 80/1 22/1
Justin Schultz PIT 100/1 N/A
Oscar Klefbom EDM 100/1 N/A
David Krejci BOS 100/1 175/1
Auston Matthews TOR 100/1 45/1
David Pastrnak BOS 100/1 90/1
PK Subban NSH 100/1 90/1
Frederik Andersen TOR 100/1 60/1
Mike Hoffman OTT 100/1 125/1
Craig Anderson OTT 100/1 66/1
David Desharnais EDM 100/1 N/A
Milan Lucic EDM 100/1 80/1
Ryan Kesler ANA N/A 80/1
Seth Jones CLB N/A 50/1
Patrick Maroon EDM N/A 80/1
Kyle Turris OTT N/A 66/1
Mark Stone OTT N/A 66/1
Ryan Johansen NSH N/A 60/1
Mika Zibanejad NYR N/A 80/1
Rick Nash NYR N/A 80/1
Sean Monahan CGY N/A 60/1
Michael Backlund CGY N/A 60/1
Mich Marner TOR N/A 90/1
William Nylander TOR N/A 90/1
Mark Giordano CGY N/A 100/1
Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS N/A 100/1
Viktor Arvidsson NSH N/A 60/1
Mikko Koivu MIN N/A 50/1
Alex Galchenyuk MTL N/A 80/1
Alex Pietrangelo STL N/A 125/1
Alex Steen STL N/A 125/1
Brandon Saad CLB N/A 50/1
Roman Josi NSH N/A 175/1
Conor Sheary PIT N/A 45/1
James van Riemsdyk TOR N/A 175/1
Patrice Bergeron BOS N/A 175/1
Filip Forsberg NSH N/A 45/1
Chris Kreider NYR N/A 40/1
Leon Draisaitl EDM N/A 40/1
Rickard Rakell ANA N/A 40/1
John Gibson ANA N/A 30/1
Ryan Getzlaf ANA N/A 30/1
Erik Karlsson OTT N/A 22/1
Jaden Schwartz STL N/A 125/1

Last season Sidney Crosby entered the playoffs listed at +1600 to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, but he was the obvious choice (sorry Phil Kessel) when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. For what it’s worth, the trophy has been won sixteen times by centers, sixteen times by goaltenders, nine times by defensemen, and eight times by a winger. In fact, only one left wing (Bob Gainey in 1979) has ever won the award.

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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