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Crosby, Getzlaf and Stamkos MVP favorites, says oddsmaker

Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby answers a reporter’s question in the Penguins’ locker room during locker clean out day at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Online oddsmaker Bovada has unveiled its list of odds for this season’s NHL awards, with Sidney Crosby favored to take home his second consecutive Hart Trophy.

Crosby tops the MVP odds list at 7/4, followed by Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, who are both at 6/1.

The full list:

Sidney Crosby (PIT) 7/4 (+175)

Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) 6/1 (+600)

Steven Stamkos (TB) 6/1 (+600)

John Tavares (NYI) 8/1 (+800)

Alex Ovechkin (WAS) 12/1 (+1200)

Claude Giroux (PHI) 15/1 (+1500)

Tyler Seguin (DAL) 15/1 (+1500)

Evgeni Malkin (PIT) 15/1 (+1500)

Jonathan Toews (CHI) 16/1 (+1600)

Anze Kopitar (LA) 18/1 (+1800)

Corey Perry (ANA) 20/1 (+2000)

Patrick Kane (CHI) 20/1 (+2000)

Jamie Benn (DAL) 35/1 (+3500)

Tuukka Rask (BOS) 35/1 (+3500)

Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) 40/1 (+4000)

Johnathan Quick (LA) 50/1 (+5000)

Carey Price (MON) 50/1 (+5000)

Erik Karlsson (OTT) 50/1 (+5000)

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) 50/1 (+5000)

In terms of a value pick, or picks, Giroux and Seguin at 15/1 seems enticing. Let’s be honest, the Hart Trophy voting is almost always tied to point production and both of them averaged 1.05 per game last season.

As for other awards and potential value picks:

-- You can get also Seguin to win the Art Ross at 20/1, behind the likes of Crosby (1/1), Stamkos (3/1), Ovechkin (17/2), Tavares and Malkin (10/1) and Giroux (15/1). Not sure if Bovada overlooked this, but Seguin finished fourth in the NHL in scoring last year and was three points back of Getzlaf for No. 2 on the list.

-- Drew Doughty at 9/1 for the Norris, behind Erik Karlsson (4/1), Shea Weber and Zdeno Chara (11/2), Duncan Keith (6/1) and P.K. Subban (8/1).

-- Pekka Rinne at 12/1 for the Vezina. He’s a two-time finalist and plays a ton... now all he needs to do is stay healthy. Sergei Bobrovsky at 15/1 also seems like a decent value bet because, y’know, he won it two years ago.

-- Leon Draisaitl currently sits at 7/1 for the Calder. Consider his situation: Edmonton has so little depth at center he could be the No. 2 guy down the middle and end up with the likes of David Perron, Benoit Pouliot, Nail Yakupov and/or Teddy Purcell on his wings.