Crosby favored to win Olympic MVP
SOCHI, RUSSIA (The Spread) – Which hockey player will win the 2014 Olympic MVP award? Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby is favored.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Crosby of Team Canada is an 11/2 favorite to win the 2014 Olympic MVP award while Russian Alexander Ovechkin has the next-best odds at 15/2. Patrick Kane has the best odds of the American players at 10/1, while Henrik Lundqvist of Sweeden is 12/1 and Evgeni Malkin of Russia is 14/1.
Continuing with the odds, Henrik Zetterberg of Sweden is 15/1, as is Ryan Miller of Team USA, while Tuuka Rask of Finland and Zach Parise of the United States are both 18/1, respectively. Ilya Kovalchuck (Russia), Jonathan Toews (Canada) and Roberto Luongo (Canada) are all 20/1, respectively.
Some of the mid-range long shots to win the Olympic MVP award in hockey include John Tavares (Canada), Semyon Varlamov (Russia) and Jonathan Quick (United States) at 25/1. Carey Price (Canada), Corey Perry (Canada), Pavel Datsyuk (Russia) and Phil Kessel (USA) are all 30/1, respectively.
This year’s Olympic hockey tournament is comprised of three groups. Group A features Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia and the United States, while Group B consists of Austria, Canada, Finland and Norway and Group C contains the Czech Republic, Latvia, Switzerland and Sweden.
The Men’s hockey group will kick off on Wednesday, February 12 from Sochi when the Czech Republic takes on Sweden at 12:00PM ET and Latvia battles Switzerland at that same time. On Thursday, February 13, Finland will take on Austria while Russia battles Slovenia and the United States will play Slovakia. Canada also battles Norway at 12:00PM ET.