Playoff Prediction Project: Stanley Cup Finals!

Jonathan Willis
May 30 2011 01:03AM

The Stanley Cup Finals start on Wednesday, and that gives everyone three days to get their picks in for the winner. After the jump, results from the first three rounds.

The Standings

Entrant Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Totals Win%
Lowetide 8 3 2 13 92.9%
Cam Davie 7 3 2 12 85.7%
Jonathan Willis 8 2 2 12 85.7%
Ashley 7 2 2 11 78.6%
Chickenplucker 6 3 2 11 78.6%
SumOil 7 2 2 11 78.6%
Home team record 6 2 2 10 71.4%
~S~K~ 5 3 2 10 71.4%
Aitch 6 3 1 10 71.4%
Clyde Frog 6 4   10 71.4%
CrazyCaptain88 7 2 1 10 71.4%
Pat Steinberg 6 3 1 10 71.4%
TigerUnderGlass 6 3 1 10 71.4%
Big Worm 7 1 1 9 64.3%
DDP 6 3   9 64.3%
greenlightning86 7 2   9 64.3%
hoil 6 2 1 9 64.3%
Horcsky 7 1 1 9 64.3%
Kent Wilson 6 2 1 9 64.3%
master of my domain 6 3   9 64.3%
mbam99 7 2   9 64.3%
mesh 7 2   9 64.3%
Oilerpride15 6 3   9 64.3%
Olaf Peacock 6 2 1 9 64.3%
Pilgor09 7 2 0 9 64.3%
Riles97 6 2 1 9 64.3%
Steve Lansky 4 3 2 9 64.3%
Thomas Drance 5 3 1 9 64.3%
Vanguard 6 3   9 64.3%
Wax Man Riley 7 2 0 9 64.3%
Woogie 7 2   9 64.3%
Beeker73 6 2   8 57.1%
Bigblue 5 3   8 57.1%
bretzky 6 2   8 57.1%
Bucknuck 5 3   8 57.1%
Bucky9 6 2   8 57.1%
Ender 5 3   8 57.1%
EvanAllTogether 6 1 1 8 57.1%
FlamesinHamilton 5 3   8 57.1%
Freezing Weather Fan 4 3 1 8 57.1%
ItsTheBGB 7 1   8 57.1%
Jason Gregor 6 1 1 8 57.1%
John Chambers 5 3   8 57.1%
MoJo 4 3 1 8 57.1%
Motel 7 1   8 57.1%
Skidplate 6 2   8 57.1%
Spydyr 6 1 1 8 57.1%
VATech 6 2   8 57.1%
Wanye Gretz 6 1 1 8 57.1%
Zimmy 7 1   8 57.1%
6zeppelin6 7     7 50.0%
A Sad Panda 6 1   7 50.0%
Archaeologuy 5 2   7 50.0%
cambosmash 5 2   7 50.0%
Chunklets 5 2   7 50.0%
Crash 4 3   7 50.0%
D 5 2 0 7 50.0%
dawgbone 7     7 50.0%
DougWeightProblem 6 1   7 50.0%
DrPow 5 1 1 7 50.0%
Eulers 5 2   7 50.0%
GLoKz0r 7     7 50.0%
Heavyd 7     7 50.0%
jayoilfan 5 2   7 50.0%
jbh 6 1   7 50.0%
Lord Tunderin' 7     7 50.0%
madjam 5 2   7 50.0%
Ninjai 6 1   7 50.0%
Ogden Brother Jr. 7     7 50.0%
Oil Rigz 4 2 1 7 50.0%
Oilcruzer 6 1   7 50.0%
OILISMYBLOOD 7     7 50.0%
OvenChicken8 5 2   7 50.0%
Quicksilver 5 2   7 50.0%
raretomediumrare 6 1   7 50.0%
Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!" 6 1   7 50.0%
Stone Hands McOsta 6 1   7 50.0%
Tayranchula 7     7 50.0%
The Iron Maiden 7     7 50.0%
theoil 5 1 1 7 50.0%
toprightcorner 7     7 50.0%
Tracie 6 1   7 50.0%
Woodguy 6   1 7 50.0%
Bash 6     6 42.9%
Blue Blooded 6     6 42.9%
BurkeTheTurd 6     6 42.9%
bwmcdoug 6     6 42.9%
chicago oiler 6     6 42.9%
d.fresh 6     6 42.9%
Draft Wiz 6     6 42.9%
E-Mac 6     6 42.9%
Eric Johnson 6     6 42.9%
Etown Rebel 6     6 42.9%
Feynman 4 2   6 42.9%
Gord 4 2   6 42.9%
GSP 4 2   6 42.9%
Hannibal 6     6 42.9%
I'm a Scientist 6     6 42.9%
Kodiak 6     6 42.9%
Mantastic 5 0 1 6 42.9%
Milli 6     6 42.9%
MWA1991 6     6 42.9%
oildrop 6 0   6 42.9%
Peterborough 6 0   6 42.9%
RLH 6     6 42.9%
Ron Burgundy 5 1   6 42.9%
schevvy 4 2   6 42.9%
smiliegirl15 6     6 42.9%
brah 5     5 35.7%
Colin 4 1   5 35.7%
Dakota 5     5 35.7%
Dmcc 5     5 35.7%
D-rek 5     5 35.7%
DRock 4 1   5 35.7%
Henri 5     5 35.7%
Homie 5     5 35.7%
Hoovisonfire 5     5 35.7%
Mark-LW 5 0   5 35.7%
me 5     5 35.7%
NastyNate 5 0   5 35.7%
necrobot 5     5 35.7%
oilfan86 4 1   5 35.7%
OilLeak 5 0   5 35.7%
Petr's Jofa 5     5 35.7%
Robinrussia 4 1   5 35.7%
SLAM 5     5 35.7%
smytty777 5     5 35.7%
Soft Hands McSteeley 5 0 0 5 35.7%
DieHard 4     4 28.6%
Dutchscooter 4     4 28.6%
Dyckster 4     4 28.6%
geoilerogist   3 1 4 28.6%
JeffG   4   4 28.6%
maimster 4     4 28.6%
mayorpoop 3 1   4 28.6%
night and daze 4     4 28.6%
TrentonL 4     4 28.6%
d_mac15   3   3 21.4%
Dominoiler   3   3 21.4%
J_Budd   3   3 21.4%
Jakethesnake 3     3 21.4%
Marcus   3   3 21.4%
Minister D- 3     3 21.4%
oliveplusgreen 3     3 21.4%
Rogue   3   3 21.4%
stilldrinkingthekoolaid   3   3 21.4%
bigsul   2   2 14.3%
brashpatrick   2   2 14.3%
buttermilk biscuits   2   2 14.3%
Cosmo   2   2 14.3%
funkyjaman   2   2 14.3%
Henry   2   2 14.3%
joel   2   2 14.3%
Luc   2   2 14.3%
marty   2   2 14.3%
OillsMyBlood   2   2 14.3%
Palt   1 1 2 14.3%
Rallan72   2   2 14.3%
sofarsogood   2   2 14.3%
Starving Student   2   2 14.3%
Theoil   2   2 14.3%
Dan the Man   1   1 7.1%
Dooz   1   1 7.1%
H.O.P.E   1   1 7.1%
Oilers4ever   1   1 7.1%
positivebrontefan   1   1 7.1%
Rugslinger   1   1 7.1%
SurfacetoAirMissile   1   1 7.1%
Twiggs   1   1 7.1%

If anybody sees any issues with their score, just let me know – we’re all fallible (well, Lowetide’s only technically fallible, based on his record).

Finals Picks

  • Cam Davie: Vancouver in six games
  • Thomas Drance: Vancouver in five games
  • Jason Gregor: Vancouver in six games
  • Wanye Gretz: Boston in six games
  • Steven Lansky: Boston in seven games
  • Lowetide: Boston in seven games
  • Patrick Steinberg: Vancouver in five games
  • Jonathan Willis: Vancouver in five games
  • Kent Wilson: Vancouver in six games
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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#51 ItsTheBGB
May 30 2011, 03:20PM
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VANcity in 7. Sorry boys.

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#52 Palt
May 30 2011, 03:42PM
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Hate to say it, but Vancouver in 5.

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#53 Freezing Weather Fan
May 30 2011, 03:49PM
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Bruins in 7... I hope?

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#54 Wax Man Riley
May 30 2011, 04:18PM
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Had my laptop stole.... Those jerks, so now I'm on the slow work computer.

Here it goes though.... Detroit in in 6... errr.. ummm.... San Jose? ... Dammit!

Ok, ok, For real... Vancouer in 6. Sorry boys, I hate to say it, I have bet with my heart against them all the way. Even though I said that if they beat Chicago in that game 7, they will win the cup... my heart just couldn't accept it.

Now, sadly..... It is time. Van in 6.

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#55 Wax Man Riley
May 30 2011, 04:19PM
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I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

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#56 Crooked
May 30 2011, 05:11PM
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As much as I hate the Canucks, I think they'll take it in 5.

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#57 pelhem grenville
May 30 2011, 05:40PM
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van in 5

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#58 Big Perm
May 30 2011, 06:29PM
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Canucks accumulate three diving penalties in the first six games, while the Bruins' power-play finally ignites.

Bruins in six.

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#59 hemsky humper
May 30 2011, 07:36PM
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Everyone is calling me crazy but you heard it here first: Boston in 4.

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#60 Jacob
May 30 2011, 08:09PM
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You mean "we're all fallible". Infallible means incapable of making mistakes.

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#61 Skidplate
May 30 2011, 08:36PM
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Van in 6

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#62 Aitch
May 30 2011, 08:57PM
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Bruins in six

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#63 Heavyd
May 30 2011, 09:06PM
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boston in 6

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Wax Man Riley wrote:

I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

In response to everything you said... DITTO

Edit: I hope Bos wins in 6, but Van will *swallows hard* take home the cup in 6

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#66 DSF
May 30 2011, 09:39PM
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Canucks in 5.

Boston can't handle the speed.

Torres,LaPierre and Oreskovich wreak havoc on the Boston defense.

The Canucks PP is lethal.

Kesler wins the Conn Smythe.

Book it.

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#67 Colin
May 30 2011, 09:56PM
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I think the bruins are the most physical team the sucks will have faced.

So... hopefully bruins in 6.

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#68 m3sh
May 30 2011, 10:40PM
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You have to hope for the game 7 Nucks loss, don't you?

In OT, right? Imagine the dejection on every face, it'd be priceless.

Damn, forgot to pick for previous round, I'd have taken 1 pt by my recall of what I was thinking pre CFs.

Bruins in 7

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#69 Wanye
May 30 2011, 11:42PM
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Next year my team name is going to start with an A so that I win the alphabetical tie rankings.

Look out for

AAAAAAAA Wanye Pizza

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#70 D
May 31 2011, 01:48AM
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Bruins in 6. They can join the other three Boston area teams over the last decade and finish the championship sweep of all four sports.

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#71 @Oilanderp
May 31 2011, 01:55AM
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Wanye wrote:

Next year my team name is going to start with an A so that I win the alphabetical tie rankings.

Look out for

AAAAAAAA Wanye Pizza

LMAO A1 job.

Ohhh boy its late who to call now...nah man they are all closed but ohh boy am i hungry.....

*Dances in with Trojan soldier costume with big 'A' glued to chest*

"Hey kids, why not call AAAAAAAAAAA Wanye Pizza?!?!? You non-alphabetical idiodysfunctional dummy-heads?! It's open Q to 5.31459!"

*flies away before he realizes he can't fly or make sense*

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!!!

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#72 NamelessNed
May 31 2011, 06:06AM
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Would love to see the B's take it in however many games they need...but I have a feeling that Van will win. I was pondering why I hate Van all of a sudden, I mean I liked watching them kick ass in the reg season. Then I realized when the hate started, when Luongo said that winning round one was better than winning gold for canada....TERRORIST!

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#74 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
May 31 2011, 11:40AM
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We need a new article! Jets are back, baby! Just got back from the presser!

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#75 Mr. Pederson
May 31 2011, 03:51PM
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Vancouver in 5. Christ is hurts my heart to write that

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#76 DSF
May 31 2011, 04:39PM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

@ DSF:

They'll win, but it's going to have a lot more to do with the top two lines than anything Lapierre or Oreskovich do.

(I leave Torres out because he's capable of, you know, scoring goals from time to time).

I agree the top two lines will do the damage but expect the bottom 6 to pound the Bruins' defense.

They're pretty thin after the first pairing.

It appears Malhotra will be ready to go, so I expect this will be Kesler's series.

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#77 Peterborough
May 31 2011, 09:48PM
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B's in 5! Die canucks bastards, Die!

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#78 Harlie
May 31 2011, 10:13PM
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and now back to more pressing matters.

Separated at birth?

http://www.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Dr.-Drew-Stalker-Charles-Pearson-499x374.png

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2009/02/tom-renney.gif

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#79 Captain Ron
June 01 2011, 12:25AM
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Teams I'll cheer for: 1- The Flames 1A- the Winnpeg Jets or whatever they call them. Feels really good to say that after 15 years. I'd love to be there for the first game.

I'll never cheer for the Canucks, or Oilers...ever.

I'm predicting that Boston will be tougher than a lot of people might think. When I saw them play this year I was pretty impressed with their game. I think they are good enough to win if they don't suffer any significant injuries. The Canucks are tough too but I'm taking the Bruins in 7.

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#80 Arab
June 01 2011, 10:06AM
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When Montreal hosted the Olympics they won the cup the next season, same with Calgary, now Vancouver is in the finals.... Weird

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#81 Chickenplucker
June 01 2011, 07:00PM
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Bruins in 6

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