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Rangers are 2/1 Cup favorites; Lundqvist favored to win Conn Smythe

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Seven

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Seven

Jared Silber

The latest Stanley Cup odds, courtesy online bookmaker Bovada:

New York Rangers -- 2/1
Chicago Blackhawks -- 11/5
Anaheim Ducks -- 12/5
Tampa Bay Lightning -- 19/4

Now, there’s always some smart guy who mentions it in the comments section, so we might as well beat him to the punch:

No, the odds aren’t always exactly what the oddsmakers believe to be 100-percent true. In this case, there’s possibly been a slight adjustment based on the size of New York’s fan base compared to, say, Tampa Bay’s. Generally, people like to bet on their favorite teams, and an Original Six team like the Rangers, in a big city like New York, has a lot of fans.

Then again, maybe Tampa Bay’s the long shot of the four because the oddsmakers just don’t think the Lightning have been very good in the playoffs. (Which they really haven’t been.)

Anyway, here are the Conn Smythe Trophy favorites:

Henrik Lundqvist -- 4/1
Patrick Kane -- 17/2
Corey Perry -- 9/1
Jonathan Toews -- 19/2