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2025 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy Bets and Promos

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Awards markets are tricky for bettors. Awards like the 2025 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy, determined voters, aren’t translatable to traditional betting odds. Sportsbooks and bettors alike cannot handicap how the voters will ultimately vote. 

A recent example of this phenomenon is Taylor Hall’s 2017-18 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy win as the NHL’s MVP. Hall totaled 93 points that season, 15 behind the leading scorer, Connor McDavid. 

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Who will voters choose this year? Will a surprise winner create controversy? 

Here are my three best picks for the 2025 NHL Hart Trophy winner. 

David Pastrnak +2000

Pasta lost his long-time center after Patrice Bergeron retired following the 2022-23 season. Despite the retirement of Bergeron and franchise stalwart David Krejci, Pastrnak scored 47 goals and 110 points in 2023-24. 

Recognizing a weakness at center, the Bruins signed Elias Lindholm to a seven-year deal worth $54.25 million. Lindholm is a former 40-goal scorer who fills the Bruins’ hole at center. 

Playing alongside Lindholm should elevate Pastrnak’s point totals. Bet now at 20 to 1. 

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Connor Bedard +4000

Bedard won the Calder Memorial Trophy for top rookie, scoring 61 points. He has all the talent and potential to take a huge next step in 24-25.

The Chicago Blackhawks weren’t shy about finding the 18-year-old phenom help. An aggressive approach to free agency brought veteran stars Tyler Bertuzzi, Teuvo Teravainen, and Pat Maroon to support Bedard. 

The young Bedard has all the tools around him. If he ranks in the top 10 in scoring and helps the Blackhawks reach the playoffs, Bedard will be a Hart candidate.

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Sidney Crosby +15000

The Penguins are an organization in transition. At last week’s prospect camp, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Kyle Dubas addressed the hopeful NHLers, telling them the team is looking for young players to make an immediate impact.

That doesn’t mean a competitor like Sidney Crosby will accept fate and fade away. Last season, the 36-year-old Penguins superstar scored 42 goals with 52 helpers. 

The Pens cratered after the trade of Jake Guentzel. Sid found another level, scoring 15 points during the final ten games. Unfortunately, the late push wasn’t enough to get the Pens into the playoffs. 

Crosby likely would’ve eclipsed the 100-point mark in 23-24 had the Penguins’ power play been anything but a Benny Hill skit, converting only 15.7%. Incoming assistant coach David Quinn should bring a fresh perspective.

If Sid scores close to 100 points and gets this Penguins team into the playoffs, he’ll be a locked-on MVP candidate.