The Playoff Prediction Project

 

 

The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.

Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.

Before each and every playoff round, we will ask the writers of the Nation Network to submit their picks for our playoff preview. We will also open up the contest to every commenter who wishes to enter, so long as their picks are in before puck drop on Wednesday. To enter, simply write the winner of each series and how many games it will take them to win.

Scoring:

  1. Best series prediction record (length excluded)
  2. Tie-breaker one: Most accurate prediction in the Stanley Cup finals (winner and length)
  3. Tie-breaker two: Highest number of correct predictions (both series and length)

Writer VAN/CHI SJ/LA DET/PHX ANA/NSH WAS/NYR PHI/BUF BOS/MTL PIT/TB
Davie VAN, 6 S.J., 5 DET, 6 NSH, 7 NYR, 7 PHI, 6 BOS, 7 T.B., 6
Drance VAN, 6 S.J., 4 DET, 5 NSH, 7 WAS, 7 BUF, 6 MTL, 6 PIT, 5
Gregor VAN,6 S.J., 5 PHX, 6 ANA, 7 WAS, 6 PHI, 6 BOS, 6 T.B., 7
Lansky VAN, 7 S.J., 4 PHX, 6 ANA, 7 NYR, 7 PHI, 5 BOS, 6 PIT, 7
Lowetide VAN, 6 S.J., 6 DET, 7 NSH, 7 WAS, 6 PHI, 6 BOS, 5 T.B., 6
Steinberg VAN, 5 S.J., 6 DET, 5 ANA, 6 WAS, 5 PHI, 7 BOS, 6 PIT, 7
Wanye CHI, 7 S.J., 6 DET, 6 ANA, 6 WAS, 7 PHI, 6 BOS, 7 T.B., 7
Willis VAN, 6 S.J., 5 DET, 6 NSH, 5 WAS, 5 PHI, 6 BOS, 7 T.B., 7
Wilson VAN, 7 S.J., 5 DET, 7 NSH, 7 WAS, 4 PHI, 6 MTL, 7 PIT, 6
Consensus VAN, 8-1 S.J., 9-0 DET, 7-2 NSH, 5-4 WAS, 7-2 PHI, 8-1 BOS, 7-2 T.B., 5-4

If you don’t recognize all the names, they are:

  • Cam Davie and Thomas Drance of Canucks Army
  • Baron Wanye Von Gretz IV, Creator of the Nations
  • Jason Gregor, Lowetide and Jonathan Willis of Oilers Nation
  • Pat Steinberg and Kent Wilson of Flames Nation
  • Steve Lansky of Leafs Nation

Other writers will be added above here once they e-mail me their picks or post them in the comments below. I’ll also be tracking all reader predictions and posting updates at the end of each round.  The first round of the contest closes Wednesday at puck drop.