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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2017, 11:06:29 PM »
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #76 on: April 16, 2017, 03:16:59 PM »
Lundqvist with 51 saves in 2nd game, I'd say that question is a lock.
Very surprised about Chicago yet to show up.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2017, 07:51:19 PM »
Happy Easter everyone. About to watch OT of Pens-Jackets. Like Larry and Fore said I can't believe Chicago didn't score a goal in two home games.

Mikeyfan was the only one out of our twelve participants to pick the Preds. Three people picked the Hawks to sweep and four more picked them to win in five games.

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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #78 on: April 17, 2017, 01:48:50 PM »
Great work on the spreadsheet, MM!
I think this contest should be all yours from now on. You're smarter than me.

No biggie on throwing that question out.
It only helps Fore, as she was the only one that said no overtimes.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2017, 01:58:35 PM »
Also, Coach pointed out to me that one of the prop questions is already decided. In the Oilers-Sharks series, one of the prop questions I asked was "will there be any overtime games in the series?" It turned out that Game 1 of that series went to overtime. Because that occurred before all of our twelve contestants had made picks, I am throwing that question out.

Actually, you know what? I think that question should count.
Because CMC was the only picker that didn't get all his picks in before the first puck dropped last Wednesday.
And while sure he picked an OT for that series, if you notice the time stamp on his post, he made those picks while that Oilers/Sharks game was still in the first period, or very early in the 2nd. So, he didn't pick that knowing that there already was an OT.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2017, 04:54:42 PM »
Hockey has a faithful devoted following of fans, and at least on the forums I've been a part of blown away the NBA in interest, so why does the mainstream sports media continue to act like it doesn't exist?

I listened to 45 minutes of the NBA this morning, with a touch of the NFL draft.  It's irritating..
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2017, 07:10:58 PM »
Great work on the spreadsheet, MM!
I think this contest should be all yours from now on. You're smarter than me.

Well, it's your contest so that's your call!

Actually, you know what? I think that question should count.
Because CMC was the only picker that didn't get all his picks in before the first puck dropped last Wednesday.
And while sure he picked an OT for that series, if you notice the time stamp on his post, he made those picks while that Oilers/Sharks game was still in the first period, or very early in the 2nd. So, he didn't pick that knowing that there already was an OT.

I did notice that Fore was the only one to answer No to that question, other than wmichskers who didn't answer it at all. That's true I suppose. I was assuming a couple more would join after you pointed that out to me. Since everyone in the contest technically answered before the question was decided I think I am leaning towards including it after all, but if Fore voices a strong objection I will keep it thrown out. I don't want to break my word.

Hockey has a faithful devoted following of fans, and at least on the forums I've been a part of blown away the NBA in interest, so why does the mainstream sports media continue to act like it doesn't exist?

I listened to 45 minutes of the NBA this morning, with a touch of the NFL draft.  It's irritating..

I'm with you 100%. I know way more people who are NHL fans than I do NBA fans, and even the people that I know that are NBA fans don't really seem that passionate about it. Of course I might be biased since I'm from Michigan, love hockey, and don't care for the NBA.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2017, 07:21:43 PM »
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Great work on the spreadsheet, MM!
I think this contest should be all yours from now on. You're smarter than me.


Coach........consider retiring so we can throw a HUGE party for you...... ber

MM is a very talented young man........Engineer.....Musician......Stud Muffin.

If you do step aside you have made the right choice with MM......hell of a nice guy.

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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #83 on: April 17, 2017, 07:30:00 PM »

Coach........consider retiring so we can throw a HUGE party for you...... ber

MM is a very talented young man........Engineer.....Musician......Stud Muffin.

If you do step aside you have made the right choice with MM......hell of a nice guy.

Larry, I'm blushing!

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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #84 on: April 18, 2017, 11:15:44 AM »

Coach........consider retiring so we can throw a HUGE party for you...... ber

MM is a very talented young man........Engineer.....Musician......Stud Muffin.

If you do step aside you have made the right choice with MM......hell of a nice guy.



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If he doesn't mind doing it from now on, that's fine by me. I've never doubted his ability, just didn't want to throw the work on him or anyone else. I'm hoping things won't be as hectic as it is now for me at work come Football season, so I can at least do the NFL spread pickem. I usually only need a couple hours (at the most) on Tuesday's mornings to do that one.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #85 on: April 18, 2017, 11:19:15 AM »
Crazy games last night. My Caps blew a 2 goal lead, the Hawks Blew a 2 goal lead.
The Bruins came back from down 3 before losing in OT. And all 4 games went to OT.

Pretty much panic city for most of the Caps fans around here now.
I'm not at that point yet, and I hope that the players can clear their heads and stay focused.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #86 on: April 18, 2017, 01:05:57 PM »
A lot of Caps/Hawks final picks here.. :-/
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #87 on: April 18, 2017, 04:33:12 PM »
If he doesn't mind doing it from now on, that's fine by me. I've never doubted his ability, just didn't want to throw the work on him or anyone else. I'm hoping things won't be as hectic as it is now for me at work come Football season, so I can at least do the NFL spread pickem. I usually only need a couple hours (at the most) on Tuesday's mornings to do that one.

We'll see. ;)

Can't believe there were 4 OT games last night.

A lot of Caps/Hawks final picks here.. :-/

9 of our 12 contestants picked the Hawks from the West, and two more picked the Wild...both of those teams currently down 3-0. The only person who picked another team was yours truly with the Oilers. Won't matter much if the Caps don't make it either though.

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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #88 on: April 18, 2017, 09:57:01 PM »
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9 of our 12 contestants picked the Hawks from the West,


Can the Hawks comeback............I'm thinking NOT......Preds are playing great and last night were down 2-0 to comeback for the OT win........ ber

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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #89 on: April 19, 2017, 09:33:02 PM »
Another shut out tonight.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #90 on: April 19, 2017, 11:30:20 PM »
Another shut out tonight.
I meant two more
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2017, 09:51:13 PM »
Congrats to the Preds..that's got to be the most shocking outcome in quite awhile.  Pekka had the force field up..GAA under 0.75 for the series, if he's half that good they will be hard to beat.

I thought Chicago was built for the long haul but now two straight first round exits, emphatically this time.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #92 on: April 20, 2017, 09:57:56 PM »
That's what I love about the Cup though, anything can happen.  '06 Oilers, '12 Kings..there are many examples of low seeds making a deep run.

In the alleged "higher draw" winter sport we have two months of going through the motions before the Cavaliers and Warriors meet in the Final.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2017, 10:33:09 PM »
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Congrats to the Preds..that's got to be the most shocking outcome in quite awhile.


4 Straight Blitz...............SHOCKER

Kudos to the Preds............Blackhawks were # 1 Fav to win the Cup.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #94 on: April 20, 2017, 10:34:31 PM »
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Another shut out tonight.


CMC are we at 9 Shut Outs in Rd # 1 ???
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #95 on: April 21, 2017, 08:13:16 AM »
That's what I love about the Cup though, anything can happen.  '06 Oilers, '12 Kings..there are many examples of low seeds making a deep run.

In the alleged "higher draw" winter sport we have two months of going through the motions before the Cavaliers and Warriors meet in the Final.

No doubt. Anything.
And you never know when you're gonna run into a hot goalie like that.

It also seems like playing at home doesn't help as much as it does in the regular season.
I believe the road teams have a winning record overall so far in this round.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2017, 08:14:25 AM »

CMC are we at 9 Shut Outs in Rd # 1 ???

Seems like more! Glad I'm not trying to keep track of this. grin1
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #97 on: April 21, 2017, 09:08:07 AM »

CMC are we at 9 Shut Outs in Rd # 1 ???
I think 8 without looking... more to come too. I believe the highest pick was 10. That might not be enough.
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2017, 11:00:04 AM »
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I think 8 without looking... more to come too. I believe the highest pick was 10. That might not be enough.


Yes your right CMC............8 Shut-Outs as of today.

Mikey picked 8...........BUT more to come ???

MMjr has 9.............

Bucc has 10.........

I can't believe the Blackhawks got SWEPTED by the Preds......YIKES
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Re: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Pickem Contest
« Reply #99 on: April 21, 2017, 03:58:03 PM »
What a crazy round so far! I agree, far more interesting than the NBA. :P

I'm going to start updating my spreadsheet this weekend as more of the series end. I think we're collectively off to a rough start. haha1