Moergestel, Uk (PressExposure) June 10, 2009 -- While all the Conn Smythe trophy talk (playoff MVP) prior to the start of the Stanley Cup finals centered around Detroit Red Wing netminder Chris Osgood, the odds have changed somewhat.
Osgood has struggled in a few games and that has allowed other players to enter the fray.
NHL Hockey betting players to start thinking about the season-ending awards, in particularly, the Conn Smythe Trophy which is awarded to the league's Most Valuable Player. The top contenders for this award are the league's top sniper, a brilliant playmaker who happens to be his rival, and a 34-year-old who had a career year.
The late-blooming Thomas had the best campaign of his four-year career, leading the league in GAA and save percentage for the East-leading Bruins. He's similar to Dominek Hasek in that he'll do anything to make a save, and it's nothing to see Thomas flailing around in his crease, possibly without a stick, but he'll get over to make the save nine times out of 10.
Osgood is still a favorite at -200 to take the Conn Smythe but teammate Henrik Zetterberg has seen his odds steepen and is close behind at -150.
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