Tuesday, April 30, 2013

While we're waiting...

If you want to use a Bellwether model for predicting who wins the Stanley Cup, it will be the Penguins beating the Blackhawks. 

In this pool, the total number of representatives from each team are:

Pittsburgh: 9
Chicago: 7
Anaheim: 4
NY Rangers: 4
Boston: 4
Detroit: 3
Los Angeles: 3
Washington: 2
Montreal: 2
St. Louis: 2
Vancouver: 1
Toronto: 1

Teams not represented:
NY Islanders
San Jose

No one took more than 2 players from any team, so the numbers had less chance to be skewed by one person's opinion. 

First round:
Pittsburgh beats NY Islanders
Montreal beats Ottawa
NY Rangers beat Washington in a close series
Boston beats Toronto
Chicago beats Minnesota
Anaheim beats Detroit in a seven-game series
Vancouver beats San Jose
Los Angeles barely beats St. Louis

Second round:
Pittsburgh beats the Rangers
Boston beats Montreal
Chicago beats LA
Anaheim beats Vancouver

Third round:
Pittsburgh beats Boston
Chicago beats Anaheim

Pittsburgh beats Chicago

OK then. Now that we know exactly how each series will go, let's take a nap. Or watch and see...


Derek said...

Is SId back yet? If not, then I'm givine the NYI a shot at the upset. They are a tough team to play at home.

In my best Dennis Green voice: "The Penguins are what we thought they were. They're what we thought they were. Everybody played three periods — the Penguins are who we thought they were! That's why we took the damn ice. Now if you want to crown them, then crown their ass! But they are who we thought they were! And we let 'em off the hook!"

Derek said...


Habsfan1993 said...

If they were playing anyone else, I would have taken an Islander. I actually had Nabokov on my depth chart until Sunday evening when the matchups were set.