May 14, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition: After one of the better first rounds in a while, I can still give a crap about the playoffs. First round results and picks inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 12:49 AM - 17 comments

Before we see the results from round one, could someone sweep grum's home for sharp objects? i kid, I they are...

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Here are the matchups for round 2

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa
New York Rangers vs Boston
Chicago vs Detroit
San Jose vs Los Angeles

Get your picks in soon, before they're gone...or something. To those of you that posted in the Huddle, no need to repost, I've got them. See you on the other side...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:49 AM on May 14, 2013

Here's mine...

Pittsburgh in 6
Boston in 7
Detroit in 7 (I can't pick against them either, YYM)
San Jose in 6

And if anyone out there that's better with HTML than I can tell me why my table borders disappeared, I'll gladly listen...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:02 AM on May 14, 2013

PIT in 5
BOS in 5

CHI in 4
LAK in 7

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on May 14, 2013

It sounds hollow, I'm sure, but I would have been ecstatic if told ahead of time that the Leafs were going to get to OT in game 7 against the Bruins.

If anything, this should hopefully put to rest the whole Kessel vs. Bruins nonsense. 4 goals, 2 assists, and +3

posted by grum@work at 08:25 AM on May 14, 2013

Ottawa in 6

New York in 6

Detroit in 6

San Jose in 6

posted by tommybiden at 09:11 AM on May 14, 2013

PIT in 6
NYR in 7
DET in 7
SJ in 6

posted by holden at 09:39 AM on May 14, 2013

Ottawa in 7
New York in 6
Chicago in 5
Los Angeles in 6

posted by bender at 10:05 AM on May 14, 2013

OTT in 6 - Pens had trouble handling the physical Isle, I don't see them matching up better against the more physical Sens

NYR in 6 - H. Lundquist. That is all.

CHI in 7 - this one will be the series to watch. Great rivalry, power house Bhawks team versus the resilient Red Wings.

LA in 6 - This choice based purely on the history of SJ crapping around this time of year.

posted by Whizbang at 10:11 AM on May 14, 2013

Ottawa in 7 - Pens may average 45 shots on goal but Anderson will stop 43 meaning if the Sens average 26 shots on the Penguins they'll win the series.

NY in 6 - Rangers won't give the Bruins a free pass to stand 2 to 4 feet from the goal crease without being checked the way the Leafs did .. plus they have HL in net.

Chicago in 6 - Hawks are too solid top to bottom for the Wings.

SJ in 7 - SJ should have enough to overcome hockey's best defenseman.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:39 AM on May 14, 2013

Ottawa in 7
Boston in 6
Chicago in 7
Los Angeles in 6

posted by mlb321 at 11:12 AM on May 14, 2013

PIT in 6
NYR in 6
DET in 6
SJ in 5

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on May 14, 2013

Pittsburgh in 7
Boston in 6
Chicago in 5
San Jose in 5

posted by tahoemoj at 11:30 AM on May 14, 2013

Pens in 6

Rangers in 7

Chi in 5

Kings 6

posted by Debo270 at 12:13 PM on May 14, 2013

Pittsburgh 5

Boston 6

Chicago 6

San Jose 6

posted by myshtigo at 12:56 PM on May 14, 2013

PITT in 6

BOS in 7

CHI in 6

LA in 5

posted by BoKnows at 01:26 PM on May 14, 2013

Ottawa in 7

Rangers in 7

Chicago in 6 (I hope I'm wrong)

LA in 6

posted by ic23b at 02:56 PM on May 14, 2013

Reposting what I wrote in the "Huddle" last night:

Once upon a time, Detroit vs Chicago would be a no-brainer. It still is, but quite the reverse of previous years. Blackhawks in 5.

Kings vs Sharks promises to be a good one. San Jose put away a struggling Vancouver in short order, while Los Angeles outclassed a very game St. Louis squad. Kings will use their experience from last year to win this one in 7.

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa will not be a repeat of the Pens vs Isles series. Pittsburgh has to learn that Fleury needs some "head" repair before he's ready to go back in goal. When they get a 2-0 or 3-1 lead in the series they'll start him to see how he plays. Otherwise, Voukun gets the nod and should be sufficient to carry the Penguins past the Senators. Pittsburgh in 5.

Boston vs New York Rangers bodes ill for the Black, Gold, and White. NYR's goaltending is much more stout than Toronto's James Reimer, and Boston tried to make him look like a Vezina candidate. Bruins proved tonight that they can raise their game to an incredible level when they really need to, but can they do that throughout another playoff series? I'll take the Rangers in 6.

I'm watching the Bruins - Leafs game 7 for the third time right now. I'm still not sure that "The Comeback" really happened, so maybe the third time will convince me.

posted by Howard_T at 03:52 PM on May 14, 2013

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