The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded each year to the NHL playoffs Most Valuable Player (MVP). Since it generally goes to a player on the team that wins the Cup, it's not surprising that the favorites heading into the playoffs were David Pastrnak and Linus Ullmark, who both play for the Bruins.; In 2021-22, the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup Finals and appeared to be a dominant team the rest bitcoin poker keno of the NHL would have to look to topple for years to come. The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy among the major North American sports, and arguably the hardest to win. A four-round, all best-of-seven grind that requires as much luck and attrition as it does skill makes for one of the great spectacles in all of sports, and is a favourite among Canadians in particular. Futures betting on the Stanley Cup Winner is a staple in the Canadian betting industry, with Stanley Cup odds existing almost as a second language in the north. Below, you8217;ll find the latest 2024 Stanley Cup odds. Currently, just two teams remain in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, bringing 32 NHL clubs much closer to the final, one and only champion.