2011 NHL Playoffs: The Top 10 Candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy

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2011 NHL Playoffs: The Top 10 Candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy
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As the Stanley Cup Finals matchup is almost set, the candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy are narrowing.

Since we won't know until tonight if the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning will represent the Eastern Conference, players from both teams still have a shot at the Conn Smythe.

The Conn Smythe is often awarded to the player who leads the point race at the end, unless another player has given a truly outstanding performance, such as a goaltender.

Here are the top 10 Conn Smythe candidates as of right now.

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