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Roloson tops playoff MVP watch

Bolts goalie has defied age in leading Lightning to 2-0 series lead

Originally Published: May 2, 2011
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
RolosonGreg Fiume/Getty ImagesThe age-defying makeup of Dwayne Roloson has him atop the Conn Smythe watch.

Each year the Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Just as during the regular season with the Player Power Rankings, Hockey Prospectus will use its metric analysis to measure which postseason player is most deserving of the coveted award.

These rankings are based on player production in terms of Hockey Prospectus' GVT valuation metric. If you are unfamiliar with GVT and how it works, you can find more here.

As Round 2 continues, more and more skaters have emerged in the top-10 list, but no one can touch Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Dwayne Roloson, who is far and away the MVP of the playoffs to this point. Here's how the top candidates stack up so far: