Conn Smythe Watch: Who leads for Stanley Cup playoffs MVP?

After three grueling and very entertaining rounds, the Florida Panthers or the Edmonton Oilers will raise the Stanley Cup as the NHL's champion.

The Conn Smythe Trophy field for playoff MVP offers a far greater number of potential winners.

We asked nearly two dozen potential voters and hockey media members who have covered the playoffs for their top three players for postseason MVP. Those ballots were compiled to create this ranking. We attempted to have an equal number of Eastern and Western conference media personnel in the survey.

Here's a look at where the Conn Smythe race stands ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN+). Keep in mind that the winner is determined for his entire body of postseason work and not just what happens in this final round.