Some really good Pittsburgh Penguins are deserving of the Conn Smythe trophy
With the Pittsburgh Penguins up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals, it’s time to look at some Conn Smythe candidates. Some may think this might be jinxing the team. In a league full of superstitions, this isn’t one of them and it’s definitely time to start thinking about who could win the trophy for playoff MVP.
Halfway through the playoffs, Marc-Andre Fleury was looking like a favorite to win his first Conn Smythe. However after being replaced in the conference finals in favor of Matt Murray, Fleury probably cannot win. Most likely Murray won’t win either as the award goes to the player who was most valuable throughout the entire playoffs, not just one series.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at three candidates most likely to claim the Conn Smythe.