The Playoff Prediction Project, Round 2

Jonathan Willis
April 27 2011 09:32PM

 

 

The first round of the playoffs is over, and it was a doozy. The best part is, there are three rounds to go, and the hockey isn’t likely to get any worse as time goes on.

After the jump, it’s time to make Round Two predictions.

Round One predictions can be found here. Scoring is as follows:

  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 predictions are below, and will, be updated as they come in:

Writer VAN/NSH Games S.J./DET Games WAS/T.B. Games PHI/BOS Games
Davie VAN 6 S.J. 6 WAS 5 BOS 7
Drance VAN 6 S.J. 6 WAS 7 BOS 6
Gregor VAN 6 DET 5 WAS 6 PHI 7
Lansky VAN 5 S.J. 6 WAS 4 BOS 5
Lowetide VAN 6 S.J. 7 WAS 6 BOS 7
Steinberg VAN 6 S.J. 7 WAS 5 BOS 6
Wanye NSH 6 DET 6 WAS 7 BOS 7
Willis VAN 6 S.J. 6 WAS 6 PHI 7
Wilson VAN 5 S.J. 7 WAS 6 PHI 7
Consensus VAN 8-1 S.J. 7-2 WAS 9-0 BOS 6-3

I’d like to invite everyone who participated in Round One to chime in below with their predictions; the contest is open until puck drop of Game One.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, 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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#101 Eulers
April 28 2011, 12:05PM
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Canucks in 6

RW in 6

TB in 5 (Go Rollie!!!!)

Philly in 7

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#102 SurfacetoAirMissile
April 28 2011, 12:05PM
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Vancouver - 5 games

Detroit - 7 games

Washington - 6 games

Philly - 5 games

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#103 Slapshotzky
April 28 2011, 12:20PM
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Nashville in 7, Detroit in 6, Washington in 7, Philly in 6

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#104 OilLeak
April 28 2011, 12:34PM
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Nashville in 6

Red wings in 6

Washington in 6

Philly in 6

I hope Nashville will be the feel good story of these playoffs even though selecting them is based somewhat on delusion.

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#105 sofarsogood
April 28 2011, 01:04PM
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van 5 det 6 boston 6 wash 6

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#106 Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"
April 28 2011, 01:16PM
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hoil wrote:

Sheldon,

Pronger is normally the difference maker, but not if he can't grip his stick because his hand is totally borked.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/39861-Campbell-Flyers-deny-Chris-Pronger-injury-is-worse-than-first-thought.html

A Philadelphia television station reported that Pronger, who is recovering from surgery on his right wrist, actually has a fracture in his hand that requires a plate and that he is unable to grip a stick.

I guess you will win this one. If you are right I think you will be one of two with those 4 teams winning. Going against the grain is for sure but this is hockey.

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#107 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
April 28 2011, 01:27PM
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Nashville in 5 San Jose in 6 Boston in 7 Washington in 4

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#108 Chickenplucker
April 28 2011, 01:32PM
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Van in 5

San Jose in 6

Boston in 6

Washington in 5

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#109 cambosmash
April 28 2011, 01:36PM
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Canucks in 6

Detroit in 6

TB in 7

Philly in 6

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#110 @Oilanderp
April 28 2011, 01:39PM
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VAN 6 ------ NSH's scoring touch in the playoffs isn't likely to continue. While Weber is watching the sisters, the Kesler show will begin.

SJS 6 ------ SJS only lost one game to DET this year, and it was the first one. They only got better as season progressed. If Heatley wakes up, it might even be a sweep on the old guys.

WAS 6 ------ Even though Roloson is the second coming of Jesus, even HE can't help this one. This isn't a beat-up bunch of Penguins.

BOS 6 ------ Pronger won't be healthy enough to make a difference. BOS has the goaltending, and they learned from last year.

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#111 Henry
April 28 2011, 01:45PM
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Van 6

Det 6

Wash 6

Boston 7

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#112 Bigblue
April 28 2011, 02:10PM
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Vancouver in 6 Detroit in 6 Tampa in 7 Boston in 7

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#113 funkyjaman
April 28 2011, 02:12PM
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Van in 6

TB in 7

Philly in 6

Wings in 7

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#114 bigsul
April 28 2011, 04:00PM
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Preds 7 SJ 7 TB 7 Philly 7

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#115 bretzky
April 28 2011, 04:02PM
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NSH in 4, DET in 6, TB in 6, BOS in 6

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#116 GSP
April 28 2011, 04:13PM
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My picks are as follows:

Van in 6; SJ in 7; Philly in 6; Wash in 6

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#117 Mark-LW
April 28 2011, 04:14PM
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NSH in 6
DET in 6
WSH in 5
PHI in 6

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#118 Wax Man Riley
April 28 2011, 04:17PM
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Nashville in 7

San Jose 7

TBay in 6

Philly in 7

yep.... lots more 7s to look forward to

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#119 Zimmy
April 28 2011, 04:22PM
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Van 7 (eww i would rather be wrong) Det 6 Wsh 5 PHI 6

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#120 The 'Real' Ron Burgundy
April 28 2011, 04:44PM
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Nash in 7

Det in 6

Wash in 6

Bos in 7

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#121 Bucknuck
April 28 2011, 04:54PM
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Van in 6

SJ in 7

Wash in 6

Bos in 7

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#122 OilFan
April 28 2011, 05:03PM
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NSH, SJ,WASH,BOS all in 6.

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#123 Freezing Weather Fan
April 28 2011, 05:19PM
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Nash in 6

SJ in 7

Tampa in 6

Bos in 7

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#124 Spin2WinLenny
April 28 2011, 05:37PM
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Preds in 7 Det in 6 Wash in 5 Phil in 6

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#125 schevvy
April 28 2011, 06:02PM
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NSH 6 SJ 7

WSH 6 BOS 7

GO PREDS!!

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#126 Palt
April 28 2011, 06:31PM
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Preds in 7 Philly in 7 Caps in 6 Sharks in 6

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#127 The Beaker
April 28 2011, 06:41PM
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Washington in 6 Philly in 7 Van in 6 (I put money on them... I hope I lose my money) Detroit in 7

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#128 m3sh
April 28 2011, 07:03PM
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VAN in 7 DET in 6

WSH in 6 BOS in 7

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#129 Oilers4ever
April 28 2011, 08:04PM
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Preds in 6 - Sedin Sisters were a noshow against the Hawks and the Preds are tighter defensively and have better goaltending. If Luongo plays entirely like he did in games 4 and 5 against the Hawks, Preds in 5.

Wings in 6 - There's something about the Sharks not winning big series in the playoffs. Kings should have been a pushover and weren't. And Detroit always has that playoff magic.

Caps in 5 - Sorry Rollie, this won't be like your year with the Oil in 06. Ovie takes the team on his back and the crush the Bolts

Bruins in 7 - Probably the toughest series to call, but the Bruins have the Vezina winner again.

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#130 Marcus
April 28 2011, 09:59PM
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My picks

Van (when does the crying & diving stop? once I stop gagging or when SJ wipes the floor with them.) SJ - depth @ cntr period. TB - It's Rolli's year, and the top end talent is more composed. Plus TB wins the coaching battle by a country mile. PHI - if they can spot buff 3 goals a game and win against Miller, they can do it against Bos who had a hard time with MTL.

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#131 Luc
April 29 2011, 09:44AM
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Van in 6

Det in 6

Wash in 5

Bos in 7

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#132 VK63
April 29 2011, 01:18PM
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Warren Buffett rocks! whose that black guy?

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#133 d_mac15
April 29 2011, 06:14PM
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Wow im suprised todd hasnt been here with his usual nucks in 4 talk, lets go Nucks in 6, S.J in 7, Wash in 5 and Boston in 6

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