April 06, 2008

Are you ready for some hockey?: Allow the playoff speculation to begin. Match-ups were finalized today so let's let all the hockey know-it-alls do their thang!

posted by HATER 187 to navel gazing at 09:56 PM - 20 comments

East (1)Montreal vs (8)Buffalo (2)Pittsburgh vs (7)Ottawa (3)Washington vs (6)Philadelphia (4)New Jersey vs (5)New York West (1)Detroit vs (8)Nashville (2)San Jose vs (7)Calgary (3)Minnesota vs (6)Colorado (4)Anaheim vs (5)Dallas

posted by HATER 187 at 09:59 PM on April 06

Thanks for sticking this up Hater. What no progressive point system? What about some total OT guess per round? Hey how about number of games per? or any other goofy NHL playoff possibilities.......... Just Saying.......

posted by skydivedad at 10:03 PM on April 06

Oh by the way Buffalo isn't in the playoffs this year..........Boston faces Montreal........Just Saying

posted by skydivedad at 10:08 PM on April 06

awwww fuck. Can someone fix that for me.

posted by HATER 187 at 10:26 PM on April 06

We can all try really, really hard, but I still think Buffalo will be on the outside looking in.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:05 PM on April 07

<sour grapes> I don't know if I can watch the playoffs this season. In the past, when the Hurricanes missed the post-season, I could still easily enjoy all the action throughout the playoffs. But this season is a bitter pill. The Hurricanes were tied with the third most wins in the East. In fact, had there been no shootout, the Hurricanes would've had thee most wins in the East. Their overall record versus the Eastern Conference was bested only by Montreal, NY Rangers and Pittsburgh. They set a franchise record of three seasons in a row with at least 40 wins (since the WhalerCanes joined the NHL in 1979). All they had to do was win one more measly game. Talk about every game meaning something. Hopefully next season, they won't sleep walk through games from November through January. </sour grapes>

posted by NoMich at 07:06 PM on April 07

screw this thread, maybe someone can make a good one. I would love to do one of those point things but I can't make a table and maths ain't my strong suit.

posted by HATER 187 at 07:20 PM on April 07

How about: Maximum points possible in Round One: 40 2 points for picking the team that wins its series 2 points for picking the correct number of games a series lasts 2 points for picking the player from either team who scored the most goals in the series (pick one from each team) 2 bonus points for correctly predicting all aspects of a series (winner, games, high goals for both teams)

posted by NoMich at 07:43 PM on April 07

NoMich, I feel your pain sort of. My squad has only 1 playoff appearance in the last 10 years and we haven't won a SC since 1961. I guess its probably still better than the pain of being a Leafs fan! OK Here's my picks for 40 pts. Habs in 6 Kovalev, Sturm Sens in 7 Heatley, Malkin Caps in 6 Ovechkin, Prospal Rangers in 7 Jagr, Parise Detroit in 5 Zetterburg, Radulov Sharks in 6 Michalek, Iginla Aves in 7 Stasny, Gaboric Ducks in 5 Getzlef, Richards Thanks NoMich and Hater. This thread will work just fine.

posted by skydivedad at 08:21 PM on April 07

I was just making a suggestion to Hater for a points system. I don't mean to step on any toes here.

posted by NoMich at 08:23 PM on April 07

Yeah, pick'ems and confidence pools are a tradition. I guess we just need somebody to step up. DrJohn? Apoch? mkn? Well, I'll go ahead and make some predictions anyways. Montreal in 4 Ottawa in 6 Washington in 7 (yeah, who's laughing now beeyatches!) Devils in 6 Predators in 6 San Jose in 5 Minnesota in 4 Dallas in 7

posted by MrFrisby at 11:26 PM on April 07

My first ever SpoFi Pool!! Montreal in 5 Ottawa in 6 Washington in 6 New Jersey in 6 Nashville in 7 San Jose in 6 Minnesota in 5 Anaheim in 5

posted by tommytrump at 12:00 AM on April 08

Montreal in 5 Pitt in 7 Philly in 6 Strangers in 6 Detroit rock city in 5 San Josie and the pussycats in 5 Minny in 6 Dallas brightly shining celestial objects in 7 no offense taken nomich. Like I said I am not really computer savvy or mathamegetic to do this. feel free to usurp this pool from. I was just over zealous for some hockey!

posted by HATER 187 at 02:06 AM on April 08

EAST Montreal-Higgins Buffa.....I mean Boston-Sturm Pitt-Malkin Ottawa-Alfie Philly-Richards Washington-Ovechkin NYR-Jagr NJD-Gionta WEST Detroit-Zetterberg Nashville-Dumont San Jose-Cheechoo Calgary-Iglina Minny-Gaborik Colorado-Stansy Dallas-Richards Anaheim - Selanne And thanks to nomich or whoever tabulates and informs me of the standings

posted by HATER 187 at 02:24 AM on April 08

OK, I'll run this thing. It'll give me good cause to take the pacifier out of my big baby mouth and pay attention to the playoffs.

posted by NoMich at 06:55 AM on April 08

Boston over Montreal in 6 --- Murray / Kovalev Pittsbugh over Ottawa in 5 --- Crosby / Heatley Philadelphia over Washington in 4 --- Briere / Ovechkin New York over New Jersey in 6 --- Jagr / Gionta Detroit over Nashville in 4 --- Franzen / Dumont San Jose over Calgary in 7 --- Thornton / Iginla Colorado over Monnesota in 6 --- Hejduk / Gaborik Anaheim over Dallas in 4 --- Getzlaf / Hagman

posted by 86 at 08:08 AM on April 08

Montreal over Boston (5) - Murray/Kovalev Pittsburgh over Ottawa (5) - Malkin/Spezza Washington over Philadelphia (6) - Richards/Semin New York over New Jersey (7) - Avery/Gionta Detroit over Nashville (4) - Zetteberg/Dumont San Jose over Calgary (7) - Marleau/Iginla Minnesota over Colorado (7) - Gaborik/Sakic Anaheim over Dallas (5) - Perry/Richards

posted by grum@work at 11:31 AM on April 08

Montreal over Boston in 6 - Kovalev/Murray Ottawa over Pittsburgh in 7 - Heatley/Malkin Philadelphia over Washington in 5 - Lupul/Ovechkin New Jersey over New York in 4 - Gionta/Shannahan Detroit over Nashville in 5 - Zetterberg/Dumont San Jose over Calgary in 6 - Cheechoo/Iginla Colorado over Minnesota in 7 - Stasny/Gaborik Anaheim over Dallas in 5 - Perry/Modano

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:27 PM on April 08

2 points for picking the team that wins its series 2 points for picking the correct number of games a series lasts No no no. Don't do this. We did this in previous years and it detracts from the whole thing. You should only be rewarded for picking the right number of games if you get the series winner right. At the very least, make it 2 points for # of games with series winner and just the 1 if you just get the number of games (so you get rewarded if you expect something to go seven games).

posted by mkn at 03:51 PM on April 08

You know, you're right. I remember people going 'round 'n 'round about this before. For clarity's sake, I'm going to start a new thread. Please refer to that one for now on. Sorry folks.

posted by NoMich at 04:11 PM on April 08

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