The Playoff Prediction Project

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2011 02:19PM

 

 

The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.

Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.

Before each and every playoff round, we will ask the writers of the Nation Network to submit their picks for our playoff preview. We will also open up the contest to every commenter who wishes to enter, so long as their picks are in before puck drop on Wednesday. To enter, simply write the winner of each series and how many games it will take them to win.

Scoring:

  1. Best series prediction record (length excluded)
  2. Tie-breaker one: Most accurate prediction in the Stanley Cup finals (winner and length)
  3. Tie-breaker two: Highest number of correct predictions (both series and length)

Writer VAN/CHI SJ/LA DET/PHX ANA/NSH WAS/NYR PHI/BUF BOS/MTL PIT/TB
Davie VAN, 6 S.J., 5 DET, 6 NSH, 7 NYR, 7 PHI, 6 BOS, 7 T.B., 6
Drance VAN, 6 S.J., 4 DET, 5 NSH, 7 WAS, 7 BUF, 6 MTL, 6 PIT, 5
Gregor VAN,6 S.J., 5 PHX, 6 ANA, 7 WAS, 6 PHI, 6 BOS, 6 T.B., 7
Lansky VAN, 7 S.J., 4 PHX, 6 ANA, 7 NYR, 7 PHI, 5 BOS, 6 PIT, 7
Lowetide VAN, 6 S.J., 6 DET, 7 NSH, 7 WAS, 6 PHI, 6 BOS, 5 T.B., 6
Steinberg VAN, 5 S.J., 6 DET, 5 ANA, 6 WAS, 5 PHI, 7 BOS, 6 PIT, 7
Wanye CHI, 7 S.J., 6 DET, 6 ANA, 6 WAS, 7 PHI, 6 BOS, 7 T.B., 7
Willis VAN, 6 S.J., 5 DET, 6 NSH, 5 WAS, 5 PHI, 6 BOS, 7 T.B., 7
Wilson VAN, 7 S.J., 5 DET, 7 NSH, 7 WAS, 4 PHI, 6 MTL, 7 PIT, 6
Consensus VAN, 8-1 S.J., 9-0 DET, 7-2 NSH, 5-4 WAS, 7-2 PHI, 8-1 BOS, 7-2 T.B., 5-4

If you don't recognize all the names, they are:

  • Cam Davie and Thomas Drance of Canucks Army
  • Baron Wanye Von Gretz IV, Creator of the Nations
  • Jason Gregor, Lowetide and Jonathan Willis of Oilers Nation
  • Pat Steinberg and Kent Wilson of Flames Nation
  • Steve Lansky of Leafs Nation

Other writers will be added above here once they e-mail me their picks or post them in the comments below. I'll also be tracking all reader predictions and posting updates at the end of each round.  The first round of the contest closes Wednesday at puck drop.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, Sportsnet, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#51 Peterborough
April 12 2011, 03:57PM
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Vancouver 7 San Jose 4 Detroit 5 Ducks 6 Washington 6 Philly 6 Montreal 7 Tampa Bay 7

Damn I wan the canucks to LOSE!!!

Go Habs (till the Oil make it in two years!!)

(or maybe next year if the stars all line up just right and . . . and . . .)

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#52 hoil
April 12 2011, 03:59PM
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VAN/CHI = CHI,6

SJ/LA = SJ,5

DET/PHX = DET,6

ANA/NSH = ANA,7

WSH/NYR = WSH,6

PHI/BUF = PHI,5

BOS/MTL = BOS,4

PIT/TB = TB,7

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#53 madjam
April 12 2011, 04:02PM
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Vanc.-5 ,S.J. -5 , Detr.-6 ,Anah.-6 .

N.Y.Rangers - 6 , Phil. 6 , Bost.- 5 , Pitt.-7 .

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#54 me
April 12 2011, 04:04PM
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Chi 7, sj 5, Det 6, Ana 6, Wsh 6, Phi 6, Bos 6, Pit 6

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#56 SumOil
April 12 2011, 04:12PM
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Van/chi Chi Van in 7 Ana / Nash Nash in 6 Det/Phx Detroit in 5 SJS/ LA San Jose in 5 Washington/ NYR Wash in 6 Boston/ MTL Boston in 6 Philadelphia/ Buffalo Phi in 5 Pitt/ TBL Pit in 6

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#57 Skidplate
April 12 2011, 04:15PM
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Van - 7, SJ - 6, Det - 6, Ana - 6, Was - 5, Phi - 6, Bos - 5, Pit - 7

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#59 raretomediumrare
April 12 2011, 04:20PM
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WEST

VAN - 6 S.J. - 6 DET - 6 ANA - 6

EAST

WAS - 7 BUF - 7 BOS - 5 TB - 6

hurts to choose vancouver...

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#60 Monaertchi Gaudnett
April 12 2011, 04:20PM
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Van - 6 / SJ - 6 / Det - 6 / Ana - 6

Was - 6 / Phi - 6 / Bos - 6 / Pit - 6

Most years I'd pick an upset or two. Not seeing it this year though.

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#61 oildrop
April 12 2011, 04:28PM
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Van-6. SJ-5. Det-6. Ana-7. Was-5. Buf-7. Bos-5. TB-7.

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#62 Heavyd
April 12 2011, 04:31PM
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Vancouver in 6

San Jose in 5

Detriot in 5

Nashville in 7

Wasington in 4

Philly in 5

Boston in 7

Pttusburgh in 6

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#63 Zimmy
April 12 2011, 04:31PM
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Van-6/ SJ-5/ Det-5/ NSH-7

WAS-7/ PHI-5/ BOS-6/ PIT-7

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#64 DieHard
April 12 2011, 04:33PM
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VAN - 5 SJ - 4 PHX - 7 ANA - 5 WAS - 5 BUF - 6 BOS - 6 PIT - 7

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#65 Dakota
April 12 2011, 04:37PM
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Chi/ Van -hawks in 6 Sh/ la- la in 5 Det/ phoenix- det 5 anahiem/ nashville- anahiem in 4 TB/PIT- tampa in 7 Phi/buf- philly in 6 Bos/mon- boston in 5 Was/nyr- washington in 4

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#66 Quicksilver ballet
April 12 2011, 04:37PM
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Scuse me, when does the Calgary Flames playoff series start, can't seem to find it in the listings?

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#67 MoJo
April 12 2011, 04:38PM
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CHI 7, SJ 5, DET 5, ANA 6

WAS 6, BUF 7, BOS 4, PIT 5

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#68 Big Perm
April 12 2011, 04:44PM
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VAN 5, SJ 4, PHX 6, NSH 7

WAS 4, PHI 5, BOS 5, TB 7

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#69 mbam99
April 12 2011, 05:01PM
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Vancouver in 5

San Jose in 6

Detroit in 6

Anaheim in 7

Washington in 5

Philly in 6

Boston in 6

TB in 7

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#70 OilLeak
April 12 2011, 05:21PM
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Vancouver in 6

San Jose in 6

Phoenix in 6

Anaheim in 7

Washington in 5

Philly 5

Boston in 6

Pittsburgh in 6

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#71 The 'Real' Ron Burgundy
April 12 2011, 05:26PM
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VAN/CHI = CHI IN 7 DET/PHX = DET IN 7 ANA/NSH = ANA IN 6 SJ/LA = SJ IN 6

WSH/NYR = WSH IN 7 BOS/MTL = BOS IN 6 PIT/TBL = PIT IN 7 PHI/BUF = PHI IN 6

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#72 D
April 12 2011, 05:30PM
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Van/Chi - CHI 6

SJS/LAK - LAK 6

Det/Phx - Det 6

Ana/Nsh - Ana 7

Was/NYR - Was 6

Phi/Buf - Phi 5

Bos/Mtl - Bos 5

Pit/TBl - TBl 6

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#74 Dutchscooter
April 12 2011, 05:43PM
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Vancouver 6

San Jose 5

Phoenix 7

Anaheim 6

Washington 6

Buffalo 6

Boston 6

Pittsburgh 7

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#75 Ender
April 12 2011, 05:57PM
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VAN/CHI = VAN(6)
SJ/LA = SJ(5)
DET/PHX = PHX(7)
ANA/NSH = ANA(7)

WSH/NYR = WSH(6)
PHI/BUF = BUF(6)
BOS/MTL = BOS(5)
PIT/TB = TB(7)

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#76 cambosmash
April 12 2011, 05:59PM
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Vancouver in 6, San Jose in 5, Phoenix in 7, Anaheim in 6

Washington in 7, Philly in 6, Boston in 5, Pittsburgh in 6

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#77 Chunklets
April 12 2011, 06:03PM
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Van vs. Chi: Vancouver in 6 SJ vs. LA: San Jose in 6 Det vs. Pho: Detroit in 7 Ana vs. Nsh: Anaheim in 7 (I'm actually really looking forward to this series)

Wsh vs. NYR: Rangers in 7 Phi vs. Buf: Philadelphia in 5 Bos vs. Mtl: Boston in 6 (le sigh) Pit vs. TB: Pittsburgh in 6

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#78 Horcsky
April 12 2011, 06:38PM
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VAN: 5 SJS: 6 DET: 7 ANA: 7

BOS: 4 WAS: 5 PHI: 6 TB: 7

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#79 DoubleJ
April 12 2011, 06:40PM
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Ana wins everything

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#80 theoil
April 12 2011, 06:48PM
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VAN in 7

SJ in 4

DET in 5

ANA in 6

WSH in 6

BUF in 7

MTL in 7

TB in 6

Yay we win the Draft Lottery!! Ott got the short end hahah suckas no Landeskog for you!!

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#81 Woodguy
April 12 2011, 06:55PM
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VAN in 7

SJS in 4

DET in 5

NSH in 6

WAS in 5

BUF in 6

BOS in 5

PIT in 6

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#82 m3sh
April 12 2011, 06:55PM
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VAN(6) , SJ(6), DET(6), ANA(7)

WSH(5), PHI(7), BOS(6), TB(6)

Not seeing anyone calling for a sweep anywhere... Interesting.

And yes, picking Vancouver causes me ulcers.

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#83 Minister D-
April 12 2011, 07:01PM
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No easy series' this year. I'm a little surprised at the apparent consensus that Detroit will walk over Phoenix. I just don't see it happening. Cheering for LA and Buffalo. Vancouver in 6; San Jose in 6; Phoenix in 7; Anaheim in 7; Washington in 7; Buffalo in 6; Montreal in 7; Pittsburgh in 6

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#84 The Iron Maiden
April 12 2011, 07:05PM
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Wild West: Chi town in 6 SJ in 5 Motor City in 6 Music City in 7

Da East: Tampa in 5 Philly in 7 Beantown in 6 Caps in 6

Early exits for the Canuck teams

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#85 TigerUnderGlass
April 12 2011, 07:10PM
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CHI, 7

SJ, 5

DET, 5

ANA, 6

WAS, 6

PHI, 7

BOS, 4

TB, 5

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#86 John Chambers
April 12 2011, 07:24PM
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Vancouver in 5. San Jose in 5. Phoenix in 6. Anaheim in 6.

Washington in 5. Buffalo in 6. Boston in 5. Tampa in 6.

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#87 Ashley
April 12 2011, 07:32PM
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VAN in 6 SJ in 6 DET in 6 NSH in 6 WSH in 6 PHI in 6 BOS in 6 PIT in 6

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#88 Crash
April 12 2011, 08:11PM
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CHI/VAN - VAN in 7

LA/SJ - SJ in 4

PHX/DET - DET in 6

NAS/ANA - ANA in 6

NYR/WAS - NYR in 6

BUF/PHI - BUF in 7

MTL/BOS - BOS in 7

TB/PIT - PIT in 6

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#89 FlamesinHamilton
April 12 2011, 08:56PM
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VAN/CHI = VAN(7) SJ/LA = SJ(4) DET/PHX = DET(6) ANA/NSH = ANA(7)

WSH/NYR = WSH(5) PHI/BUF = PHI(5) BOS/MTL = MTL(7) PIT/TB = PIT(6)

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#90 @Oilanderp
April 12 2011, 09:07PM
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VAN in 5

SJS in 6

DET in 7

ANA in 6

NYR in 7

BUF in 6

BOS in 7

TBL in 6

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#91 Blue Blooded
April 12 2011, 09:11PM
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Here we go!

Van in 7

SJ in 5

Det in 6

Ana in 5

Was in 6

Buf in 6

Bos in 5

TB in 6

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#92 Kent Wilson
April 12 2011, 09:34PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Scuse me, when does the Calgary Flames playoff series start, can't seem to find it in the listings?

Day after the Oilers series does.

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#93 Dmcc
April 12 2011, 09:36PM
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Van 6, SJ 6, PHX 7, ANA 5, WASH 6 , BUF 7, BOS 6, TB 7

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#94 maimster
April 12 2011, 09:47PM
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Canucks in 5 (blah) Coyotes in 6 Sharks in 6 Ducks in 7 Capitals in 5 Sabres in 7 Bruins in 6 Penguins in 7

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#95 Ender
April 12 2011, 09:51PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Day after the Oilers series does.

In reality, Kent, I think you'll be lucky if that's true. I see some long, dark days ahead for the Red Mile.

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#96 toprightcorner
April 12 2011, 10:16PM
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Van - 6 SJ - 5 Det - 7 Ana - 7

Wsh - 6 Phi - 7 Bos - 6 TB - 7

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#97 Bash
April 12 2011, 10:18PM
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Canucks in 6, San Jose in 5, Phoenix in 6, Anaheim in 6, Washington in 5, Philly in 6, Boston in 5, Tampa in 7

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#98 Oilerpride15
April 12 2011, 10:18PM
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Van, 5 SJ, 5 Phx,6 Nsh,7

Wsh, 6 Phi, 6 Bst,6 Pitt, 7

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#99 Eulers
April 12 2011, 10:26PM
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Nashville in 6 Coyotes in 7 Canucks in 5 San Jose in 4

Caps in 7 Buf in 7 Bos in 5 Pens in 6

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#100 Colin
April 12 2011, 10:31PM
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Coyotes in 7, Canucks in 6, Sharks in 5, Preds in 7.

Rangers in 7, Sabres in 6, Bruins in 6, Pens in 7.

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