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Maxim Lapierre may be Canucks' MVP

Maxim Lapierre may be Vancouver's true MVP in these playoffs. Anne-Marie Sorvin/US Presswire

With the conference finals just getting underway, it's not too soon to start speculating about who should take home the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team throughout the entire playoffs. If Vancouver wins the Cup, the Conn Smythe will most likely go to either one of the Sedins, Ryan Kesler or netminder Roberto Luongo, but center Maxim Lapierre could be the team's most valuable player.