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May 14, 2009

Stanley Cup Playoffs Pick'em Round 2 Standings: Down to the Conference Finals. Get your picks in...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 11:43 PM - 18 comments

Here's the standings after round 2:

1) MeatSaber and garfield - 21 pts

2) Howard_T and NoMich - 18 pts

3) holden and MrFrisby - 17 pts

4) Ying Yang Mafia - 15 pts

5) littleLebowski - 14 pts (with no 2nd round picks, no less)

6) BoKnows - 13 pts

7) 86 - 12 pts

8) tommytrump - 8 pts (I was rooting for Boston to win tonight, to erase the shutout for ya...)

Same rules still apply, 2 for winning team, 1 for # of games. Also, picks must be in before the drop of the puck in the first game.

I want to institute an extra in the Finals, for guessing the Conn Smythe winner, so give me your thoughts on how many points you think that should be worth. I was thinking and extra 5, but your opinions are appreciated...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:44 PM on May 14

I just realized I forgot to say the matchups, for those not paying attention... =D

Carolina vs. Pittsburgh

Detroit vs. Chicago

My picks are Carolina in 7, and Detroit in 6...good luck to all...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:04 AM on May 15

Hurricanes in 6
Wings in 5

posted by NoMich at 01:43 AM on May 15

Pens 7
Wings 6

posted by holden at 11:37 AM on May 15

Caniacs in 6

Blackhawks in 7

Hey, I pitched a shutout ! Cool !


Conn Smythe 3 points ?

posted by tommytrump at 12:51 PM on May 15

Could a rematch of last year's finals really happen? When was the last time that happened? It would be great way to end a great Playoffs.

Battle for Central Dominance - Hard to argue with Wings. 4-2 in the regular season, with the only two losses coming after home-ice was sewn up. Wings in 5. Should go 2 Ws at home, split the trip to Chi-town, and finish in 5.

Pens v Canes - Sounds like a CIA memo heading. This is intriguing based on regular season match ups, as the Pens won twice in '08 while they were still playing like crap, and the Canes won twice down the stretch when both teams were peaking. Ward makes this pick iffy, but Pens will take it in 6.

3pts is cool with me for the Conn Smythe pick.

posted by garfield at 12:54 PM on May 15

The two wins for the Pens during the regular season came against the Hurricanes' back-up goalie, Mike Leighton.

posted by NoMich at 01:30 PM on May 15

Could a rematch of last year's finals really happen? When was the last time that happened? It would be great way to end a great Playoffs.

It appears that in 82-83, the Islanders beat the Oilers for the Cup. One year later (83-84 season), the Oilers returned the favor. At least that's the most recent one I see from this list.

posted by holden at 02:43 PM on May 15

That was the last time. The Devils and Ducks have played in the Finals twice, but not consecutive years.

Man, I wanted Boston to win, just for a chance for an Original 6 Finals. Last time that happened was 30 years ago...

And tommy, I think I speak for Wings fans everywhere when I say thank you for picking the Blackhawks... =D

posted by MeatSaber at 02:54 PM on May 15

Through my tears I will make my picks.

Pittsburgh over Carolina in 6: The NHL truly wants a "showcase" player, and Crosby fits the role nicely.

Detroit over Chicago in 7: Wings are hitting their stride at the right time, and seem to play a little better every game. Blackhawks will not lay down for them, and this is a great rivalry from the historic standpoint.

Scott Walker has just joined Bucky Dent and David Tyree on the "Post Office Wall" of Boston sports criminals. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH

posted by Howard_T at 06:15 PM on May 15

Detroit in 6 (Being a Blues fan, I feel like I am sinning by picking either team in the West. But need not worry, neither team will win the cup :)

Pittsburgh in 6 (And I'll take Pittsburgh to win the Cup (in 7) - yes, that is an early pick, mark it down)

3 points for Conn Smythe is cool, but that won't make up much ground for me, so how about 5.

posted by BoKnows at 10:07 PM on May 15

Scott Walker has just joined Bucky Dent and David Tyree on the "Post Office Wall" of Boston sports criminals. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH

Whatever. Wardo saw it coming the whole way and not only that he knew it was a fight. I love Aaron Ward to death, I really do, but the dude is a champion shit talker. He knows when the gloves are gonna come off when he opens his yap.

As far as Caniac Nation is concerned, Scott Walker is gold. The guy's career was pretty much over with a Matt Cook elbow to the head earlier this season and suffered under some really dark days. But old boy pulled through and scored his first ever playoff goal. And I'm so fucking happy that it was him that scored the series winner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWTyLUd5d4s

posted by NoMich at 12:07 AM on May 16

Carolina in 7

Detroit in 6

3 points for Conn Smythe

posted by MrFrisby at 01:05 PM on May 16

Wings in 5

Pens in 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:06 PM on May 16

The Devils and Ducks have played in the Finals twice

I don't think so. Devils have beaten the Red Wings, Stars, and Ducks, and lost to the Avalanche.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:19 PM on May 18

Yeah, chalk that up to old age. Had a mental image of the 07 Finals, saw black and red unis on one side...like I'm supposed to remember the Senators actually made it past the first round once... =D

posted by MeatSaber at 10:45 PM on May 18

In that light, totally forgivable!

posted by tahoemoj at 09:12 PM on May 21

I am the kiss of death !

posted by tommytrump at 11:24 AM on May 26

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