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Tim Thomas still Conn Smythe favorite

If the Bruins end up hoisting the cup, their goalie will be the MVP of the playoffs

Originally Published: May 30, 2011
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
ThomasBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesTim Thomas stifled the Lightning. If he does the same to Vancouver, he'll win the Conn Smythe.

Each year the Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Just like 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. This is not a subjective evaluation of these players. If you are unfamiliar with GVT and how it works, you can find more here.

Now that the Stanley Cup finals are upon us, we know the Conn Smythe winner will come from one of the two remaining teams. But who will it be? Here's how the top remaining postseason players stack up this week: