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Odds favor Penguins, Blackhawks as Stanley Cup champs, Sidney Crosby for Conn Smythe

Getty ImagesAfter 100 days of games, the Stanley Cup playoffs are finally here. No surprise, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks are the top two favorites, but as we all know, the playoffs can be unpredictable. Favorites don't always pull through and we find ourselves watching a No. 8 seed lift the Cup.

Via our friends from Bovada, here are odds to win the 2013 Stanley Cup:

Pittsburgh Penguins 7/2
Chicago Blackhawks 15/4
Boston Bruins 17/2
Anaheim Ducks 12/1
Montreal Canadiens 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
St. Louis Blues 14/1
Vancouver Canucks 14/1
San Jose Sharks 16/1
Washington Capitals 16/1
New York Rangers 18/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 20/1
Minnesota Wild 22/1
Detroit Red Wings 28/1
Ottawa Senators 28/1
New York Islanders 40/1

If you believe in late-season surges and the potential for dark-horses to reign supreme, there's some good value in picking the Capitals at 16/1. The Kings to repeat at 14/1 ain't too bad, either.

After the jump, individual player odds for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

10/1
Sidney Crosby (PIT)

15/1
Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT)
Corey Crawford (CHI)

16/1
Patrick Kane (CHI)
Jonathan Toews (CHI)

20/1
Evgeni Malkin (PIT)
Tuukka Rask (BOS)

25/1
Carey Price (MON)

30/1
James Neal (PIT)
Jonathan Quick (LAK)
Brian Elliott (STL)
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)

33/1
Marian Hossa (CHI)

35/1
Patrice Bergeron (BOS)
Tyler Seguin (BOS)
Ryan Getzlaf (ANA)
Cory Schneider (VAN)
Antti Niemi (SJ)
Alex Ovechkin (WAS)

40/1
Henrik Sedin (VAN)
Daniel Sedin (VAN)

45/1
Braden Holtby (WAS)
James Reimer (TOR)
Niklas Backstrom (MIN)
Craig Anderson (OTT)

50/1
Kris Letang (PIT)
Patrick Sharp (CHI)
David Krejci (BOS)
Zdeno Chara (BOS)
Corey Perry (ANA)
Viktor Fasth (ANA)
Anze Kopitar (LAK)
Joe Thornton (SJ)
Rick Nash (NYR)
Jimmy Howard (DET)

55/1
Max Pacioretty (MON)
Tomas Plekanec (MON)

60/1
Phil Kessel (TOR)
Zach Parise (MIN)

65/1
Jeff Carter (LAK)
Mike Richards (LAK)
Chris Stewart (STL)
David Backes (STL)
Patrick Marleau (SJ)
Nicklas Backstrom (WAS)
Brad Richards (NYR)
Mikko Koivu (MIN)
Pavel Datsyuk (DET)
Henrik Zetterberg (DET)
John Tavares (NYI)
Evgeni Nabokov (NYI)

75/1
Bobby Ryan (ANA)
Teemu Selanne (ANA)
P.K. Subban (MON)
Alexander Steen (STL)
David Perron (STL)
Ryan Kesler (VAN)
Logan Couture (SJ)
Joe Pavelski (SJ)
Mike Ribeiro (WAS)
Nazem Kadri (TOR)
James van Riemsdyk (TOR)
Daniel Alfredsson (OTT)

80/1
Derek Stepan (NYR)
Johan Franzen (DET)

95/1
Ryan Suter (MIN)
Kyle Turris (OTT)
Erik Karlsson (OTT)
Matt Moulson (NYI)
Brad Boyes (NYI)

Even at 10/1, chucking $10 on Crosby will still get you $100 if he wins it. There's plenty of value in this list.

If you're in the bag for a Penguins-Blackhawks Final, any of Crosby, Malkin, Kane, Toews could fetch you some decent coin with those odds. But if you feel another matchup is more probable than the chalk, there's plenty of good value throughout the rest of the Smythe odds list.

Lundqvist at 30/1? Ovechkin at 35/1? If the Rangers or Capitals get to the Final, it will surely be on their shoulders. Jeff Carter at 65/1? Hard to see his goal scoring come to a screeching halt.

So, degenerate gamblers, in the words of Pierre McGuire: "Go have fun out there!"

Follow Sean Leahy on Twitter at @Sean_Leahy

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