May 13, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pickem, Conference Finals Edition: When your team was knocked out of round 1 in 5 games, it gets harder and harder to pay attention. But if, I can do it, so can suck it up and get those picks in...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 02:57 AM - 18 comments

First things first, the standings after the first 2 rounds...

WinnersGamesR2 TotalGrand Total
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The matchups are as follows:

New Jersey vs New York

Los Angeles vs Phoenix

I know there's no gap between rounds, so I'm being lax on the entries, but let's see them picks...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:58 AM on May 13

Ugh. None from eight last round.

New Jersey in 6

Los Angeles in 6


posted by owlhouse at 03:54 AM on May 13

Rangers in 7
Kings in 6
(for the symmetry of #1 v #8 in the finals)

posted by kokaku at 06:57 AM on May 13

Reverted to my normal form last round.

Jersey in 7

LA in 5

posted by cixelsyd at 08:19 AM on May 13

Rangers in 6
Kings in 7

posted by NoMich at 08:37 AM on May 13

Devils in 6 (homerism ain't failed me yet)

Kings in 6

posted by tahoemoj at 09:53 AM on May 13

New York in 6

Los Angeles in 6

posted by tommytrump at 11:09 AM on May 13

New York in 6

LA Kings in 5

posted by BoKnows at 11:36 AM on May 13

Devils in 7

Kings in 6

posted by MeatSaber at 12:10 PM on May 13

Considering the results of the first 2 rounds, I have no idea how I am even within shouting distance of the top 5, let alone part of the cluster in 5th place. Is there any such thing as form in this year's Cup playoffs? So I guess I am not alone in my total befuddlement. Fully expecting to be so incredibly wrong that I am barred from predicting anything more than whether or not I will get out of bed tomorrow, here are my picks:

Rangers over Devils in 6. Since the tolls between NYC and New Jersey are 1-way inbound to NY, Devils' ownership will try to skip a game 7 in a cost-cutting measure.

Kings over Coyotes in 6. How Phoenix has managed to win 2 series is completely beyond my comprehension. They have, and I still refuse to believe it. They will not do it again, but I am trying to trap one of the back yard crows for my pre-finals meal.

posted by Howard_T at 01:19 PM on May 13

Oh dear. I'm playing about as well as the Blues did against the Kings.

Devils in 6
Phoenix in 7

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:55 PM on May 13

New Jersey in 7 (I'm going to need prescription medication to make it through this series.)
Los Angeles in 6 (I don't feel comfortable betting against a team that's 8-1 after two rounds.)

posted by MrFrisby at 05:26 PM on May 13

I just got back from being out of town, so I haven't even had a chance to see the results from tonight's game.

If you'll take my late picks...

Kings in 7
Rangers in 7

posted by grum@work at 12:32 AM on May 14

Rangers in 6
Coyotes in 6

posted by bender at 01:43 PM on May 14

Kings in 7
Rangers in 7

posted by holden at 02:31 PM on May 14

bender, were these your first picks of the playoffs, or have I been ignoring you the last month?

posted by MeatSaber at 07:11 PM on May 14

Yep, this is the first round for me. I was out of town during each of the other two picking times so I wasn't able to get them in. Better late than never, I figured, and this will make my improbably comeback all the more impressive! Please don't sic the alot on me.

posted by bender at 08:16 PM on May 14

He will probably beat me.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:51 PM on May 16

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