This is going on now on TSN… I’ll “live blog” this in the comments, since Steve-O did this last year, then I’ll update the main post with the winner.
OK, so first off, here is our 2010/11 regular season prediction post (along with award winners, which we’ll check back on later). Looks like we faired pretty horribly on the Oilers guesses as well as the West Conference guesses. However, we did a pretty good job on the East Conference (yayyyy?)! Again, we are Notstradamus.
Here are Steve-O’s and my predictions (Trogdor is away in some foreign country right now… hopefully still alive) for the first round of the playoffs. Feel free to add your own guesses below. As usual, winner gets bragging rights, since we’re too lame to offer real prizes (but this might be a good moment to remind you that we make commission off of purchases from the NHL Shop link!).
Anyways, without further ado, here are our savant-esque predictions for the 2011 NHL playoffs:
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REGULAR SEASON POOL
The 2010/11 Putting on the Foil regular season pool has concluded. Congratulations to Chucker who won the Foiled Again pool (the only one that mattered) and gr8one for winning the Foiled Again Too pool (the Women’s hockey of hockey pools… ohhhh I went there).
Here are the top 3 of each of the pools… the medal winners, if you will:
This week’s f— you goes to SamBrattus for somehow sneaking out a win over me for 3rd place in the Special Olympics pool. He’s the free spot on the bingo card all year, and somehow decides to show up when it matters…
Steve-O has arranged another playoff pool through Sportsnet. The deadline to have your lineups is Wednesday at 7:00PM ET. However, I have seen that change before, so get your lineups in ahead of time and tweak them later. You can even randomize them for now. Sign in and make your entries on the pool site here. Same as last year. Then be sure to join the group Steve-O created: Putting On The Foil. The password is potf. You can join the group first and make your entries later.. just make sure you join the group and have your roster soon, so you don’t miss out!
Here we are, the final game of the season> And what way to end it than with a meaningless game between two bottom feeders? In all seriousness, I am still very much enjoying Oiler hockey. While the end result is a big stinker, I think the season has been a great success in seeing what the future holds. And while there won’t be a post-season for our Edmonton Oilers, there will be one for the Oklahoma City Barons… so I suggest you follow and cheer them on. If you want to follow someone on Twitter who updates the Barons games a lot, I’d suggest following @ryaber (Ryan Aber).
Don’t forget, Tuesday night we find out who the “winner” of the first overall pick is. That’s the only excitement we have in the near future, aside from the AHL playoffs.
Prediction: 4-1 Oilers
VERY GUESSTIMATED LINES
While the season for the Edmonton Oilers was not a pretty one, it is great to see the farm team manage to slip into the playoffs despite the vast number of big call ups the Oilers had to make this year. What a great way to kick off a franchise. These guys really should be proud, and it’s a good sign for the future of the big club.
The Barons should get some reinforcements by the time the playoffs start. They get a few players back who are currently with the Oilers. I think they should be able to make a good run in the playoffs.
The only thing left to be seen now is where they finish in the season. At worst, they will cross over into the North Division. At best, they could finish 3rd in the West division.