I usually post this at the start of the playoffs but forgot to do so this year.
But I did honestly make these picks before the playoff began – I’ve got a patron who I often chat about hockey with. He asked who I was picking so this is what I told him…
Bold is a correct prediction.
Strikethrough is incorrect.
- NYI over Florida
in 7in 6
- Tampa Bay over Detroit
in 7in 5
- Washington over Philadelphia
in 4in 6
- Pittsburgh over New York Rangers
in 6in 5 Chicago over St. Louis in 7St. Louis won in 7
- Dallas over Minnesota
in 5in 6
- Los Angeles over San Jose in 7 San Jose won in 5
- Nashville over Anaheim
in 5in 7
So not bad – picked 6/7 first round series with one still to come [Edit: 7/8]. Didn’t predict any series length correctly though.
My final four prediction was Washington vs. Islanders and Chicago vs. Nashville with a Washington/Chicago final. Unfortunately, the Blackhawks lost in the first round putting a crimp into all my predictions plus my family hockey pool picks too. But at least St. Louis picked up a new fan along the way!