Panthers vs Oilers Stanley Cup Final & Conn Smythe Odds

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Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Pictured: Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers

Two franchises with very different histories will face off for the right to lift the Stanley Cup.

The Edmonton Oilers were founded in 1971 and began play in the World Hockey Association. They joined the NHL in 1979 and subsequently won five Stanley Cups, which is tied for most in the NHL since the two leagues merged. However, they haven’t hoisted the cup since 1990.

Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers' first season came in 1993, and they’ve yet to win a single cup. They’re back in the Final for the second consecutive season but hope for a different result after falling to the Vegas Golden Knights, 4-1, a season ago.

The teams won’t take the ice until Saturday, but the Panthers are early favorites at -125 to win the whole thing while the Oilers are +105. Florida is also favored to win Game 1, with the puck line -1.5 (+168) and moneyline -125.

Additionally, odds are also already posted for who will win the Conn Smythe Trophy that’s awarded to the playoff's most valuable player.

Each team’s primary goal scorer are the two favorites to take home the award in Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (+370) and Florida’s Aleksander Barkov (+400). Goaltenders haven’t won the trophy all that much in recent seasons, with only one (Andrei Vasilevskiy in 2021) winning it in the last 11 seasons. However, Florida's Sergei Bobrovsky (+400) is tied with Barkov for the second-best odds. On the other hand, Edmonton’s netminder Stuart Skinner is a distant +50000.

Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Odds via FanDuel as of June 2.

Connor McDavid+230
Aleksander Barkov+400
Sergei Bobrovsky+400
Matthew Tkachuk+600
Leon Draisaitl+650
Evan Bouchard+700
Carter Verhaeghe+2500
Sam Reinhart+6000
Gustav Forsling+6000
Zach Hyman+11000
Sam Bennett+32000
Evan Rodrigues+50000
Eetu Luostarinen+50000
Evander Kane+50000
Aaron Ekblad+50000
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins+50000
Anton Lundell+50000
Vladimir Tarasenko+50000
Stuart Skinner+50000

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