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Quinn Hughes, Brothers All Favored to Win Awards

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The Hughes brothers — including Vancouver Canucks star Quinn Hughes —have been incredibly good this season.

Yes, all three of them.

That was apparent when the three of them took the ice in the same game for the first time at the NHL level on Tuesday.

Jack, Luke and the New Jersey Devils got the best of Quinn and the Canucks in a 6-5 thriller.

Quinn still holds the bragging rights as the only brother whose team resides in a playoff spot, however.

But all three have been dominant to start the 2023-24 NHL campaign.

Quinn leads all NHL defensemen with nine goals and 36 points in 26 games.

Jack, after missing time with an injury, has 10 goals and 33 points in 18 games.

His totals might not lead the league like they used to, but they are still very much impressive.

He is still in the Top 10 in points, sitting nine points behind the league-leading Nikita Kucherov (42) of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Luke, meanwhile, leads all rookie defensemen in goals (four) and points (15) in 23 games so far this season.

He only trails Chicago Blackhawks sensation Connor Bedard in total rookie points.

Bedard has 20 points so far this year.

And with that success comes favorable betting odds.

Betting on Quinn to win the Norris is almost as easy of a bet as these 100 free spins no deposit Canada.

He has +140 odds to be named the best defenseman in the NHL, being the odds-on favorite to take the award.

Only Cale Makar is within sniffing distance at +160.

The next highest odds for the award belong to Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who is clocking in at an astounding +1500.

Through the first quarter of the season, it is looking like a two-man race for the title of best NHL defenseman.

The Hart Trophy, awarded to the player deemed most valuable to his team, is where things get interesting.

Espeically for the Hughes brothers.

Jack is actually the favorite of the Hughes clan to win it as of now, holding +410 odds.

Only Connor McDavid has shorter odds at +350 to be named the NHL’s MVP despite the rough start his Edmonton Oilers have gotten off to.

Quinn, meanwhile, is tied for the seventh-best odds with fellow defenseman Makar at +1800.

His Canucks teammate, Elias Pettersson, has the same odds to come away with the Hart Trophy than he does at +1800.

Pettersson has 10 goals and 34 points in 26 games this season.

Luke is not in the Hart Trophy conversation quite yet and is a long shot at +10000 to win the Norris Trophy, but he is holding his own in the Calder Trophy race as the NHL’s rookie of the year.

He has the second-best odds to win the Calder Trophy at +1000.

Why the long odds? Bedard has the shortest odds to win it with an astounding -300.

Still, it’s not impossible for the brothers to all walk away with awards this season.

McDavid himself lost out on the Calder Trophy after sustaining an injury following an insanely hot start to his rookie year.

It could still be worth throwing a few bucks into a parlay if you truly believe the brothers can pull off the improbable.

Colby Guy is in his third season covering the Florida Panthers for Florida Hockey Now. He also covers the team for the Associated Press and The Palm Beach Post. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in May 2022 and spent the previous four years covering the school's football and baseball teams for various outlets. Colby grew up on Long Island before moving to South Florida, spending a lot of time at the rink both playing and watching hockey. You can find him on Twitter @ColbyDGuy and email him at colbydguy1@gmail.com.

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