Rask, Bergeron favored to win Vezina, Selke

Rask, Bergeron favored to win Vezina, Selke
June 20, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Bruins players will be walking away from the NHL Awards show next week in Las Vegas with some hardware if the oddsmakers have anything to say about it. Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron are the odds on favorites to win the Vezina Trophy and Selke Trophy as the best goaltender and defensive forward last season.

Likewise, Zdeno Chara sits just behind Duncan Keith as the favorite to win the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman. Former Bruins defenseman and current Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference will accept his King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership on and off the ice and his noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community, and former Bruins forward Rich Peverley will present the Masterton Trophy after his heart ailment scare at the end of his first season with the Dallas Stars.

In addition current and former NHL players P.K. Subban, Chris Pronger, Danny DeKeyser, Michael Peca and Luc Robitaille will present alongside notable hockey fans David Boreanaz (“Bones”), Cuba Gooding Jr. (“The Butler”), Retta (“Parks and Recreation”), Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) and David Walton (“About a Boy”). Longtime hockey fans Michael J. Fox (“Family Ties”), Susan Sarandon (“Tammy”), James Lipton (“Inside the Actor’s Studio”), Kevin Connolly (“Entourage”) and Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”) also will be featured in the broadcast in pre-taped segments.

Also scheduled to present are NBC’s Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk, who will announce the winner of the EA Sports’ NHL 15 Cover Vote.

The broadcast also will feature a special performance from platinum recording artist Phillip Phillips. The award-winning DJ Steve Porter, a Massachusetts native, known for his sports remixes, will entertain the audience throughout the show. The Awards Show will be hosted by television and radio broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos, the NHL Awards will broadcast live from the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Tuesday a 7 p.m. on NBCSN.

Here are the NHL Awards odds, courtesy of the good folks at Bovada (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

Hart Memorial Trophy

Sidney Crosby (PIT) 1/100

Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) 12/1

Claude Giroux (PHI) 25/1

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Ryan O'Reilly (COL) 2/13

Patrick Marleau (SJ) 5/1

Martin St. Louis (NYR) 14/1

Vezina Trophy

Tuukka Rask (BOS) 5/6

Semyon Varlamov (WAS) 7/5

Ben Bishop (TB) 11/2

Calder Memorial Trophy (rookie of the year)

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) 1/16

Tyler Johnson (TB) 12/1

Ondrej Palat (TB) 11/1

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Duncan Keith (CHI) 10/11

Zdeno Chara (BOS) 8/5

Shea Weber (NAS) 4/1

Jack Adams Award

Patrick Roy (COL) 1/5

Mike Babcock (DET) 9/2

Jon Cooper (TB) 10/1

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Patrice Bergeron (BOS) 2/7

Anze Kopitar (LA) 11/4

Jonathan Toews (CHI) 15/1