There is a 4-way tie atop the leader board of the ProSportsBlogging playoff predictions contest. Shane Hoopfer, Dan Caristo and yours truly correctly predicted 6 out of the 8 winners. Of course, the huge story is my mother Robin who admittedly knows nothing about NHL hockey, yet somehow went 6-2 and was the only person to call the Habs upsetting Washington. When I asked her to explain how she got that pick right when everyone was going with Washington, she said “because I believe”. She also was quick to point out “none of your bloggers should be able to pick Montreal. This should be like NCAA – they said they would lose and they didn’t believe in them, so they shouldn’t be able to jump back on the bandwagon.” Let’s see if she can repeat the magic in Round 2!
Most of the first round picks from our “experts” featured an overwhelming majority. This round is a bit closer. Starting in the West; the Sharks-Wings matchup had 13 people going with Detroit and 9 going with the #1 seeded San Jose. The Hawks-Canucks series was equally close; with Vancouver being chosen by 12 bloggers and Chicago by 10. In the East; with Philly suffering major injuries and a questionable goalie, they still managed to make believers out of 8 of our writers, with the remaining 14 predicting Boston. Finally; the underdog Habs got a little more love this time around with 4 picks (obviously including Robin); the remaining 18 went with the defending champs.
PROSPORTSBLOGGING.COM 2ND ROUND PREDICTIONS
|RECORD||PIT vs MTL||BOS vs PHI||SJ vs DET||CHI vs VAN|
|Robin (Corey’s mother)||6-2||MTL||BOS||DET||VAN|
|Mike De Petrillo||5-3||PIT||PHI||SJ||VAN|
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
To see the first round predictions blog – go to: http://prosportsblogging.com/nhl-hockey/around-the-rinks/prosportsbloggings-playoff-predictions-round-1/
|Mike De Petrillo||WAS||NJ||BUF||PIT||SJ||CHI||VAN||DET|
|Robin (Corey’s mother)||MTL||NJ||BOS||PIT||SJ||CHI||LA||DET|
About the Author
Written by Corey Krakower
I am the Director of NHL Content & Habs writer for ProSportsBlogging.com; I have spent 8 seasons behind the bench as a minor hockey coach; and I am the future GM of the Montreal Canadiens (according to my mom). I spend my days managing the Harrow Sports brand in my hometown of Montreal and I moonlight as a Hockey Advisor for Pi Athlete Management. Most importantly, I'll throw anyone under the bus for a laugh.