Only eight remain in the inaugural Cage Match Tournament and you will not be shocked to find out who made it. There were some upsets in the early rounds but when it came down to it, the Elite Eight were also the top eight and for that I think the selection committee (your DobberHockey writers) deserve a pat on the back. You can’t get them all right but it’s nice to get the important ones.
Before we look in at the scores from the latest polls here’s how we got here:
And now the results of the most recent polls:
#1 Henrik Sedin over #4 Corey Perry – 68 votes to 43 votes
Corey Perry’s lofty production was a bigger bubble than the US housing market. Consider him popped.
#2 Daniel Sedin over #6 Ilya Kovalchuk – 60 votes to 55 votes
Oh so close to the upset! Ilya Kovalchuk’s Cinderella run is over though. I guess he just hasn’t done enough to shake off the stink of last season or New Jersey for that matter.
#1 Steven Stamkos over #5 Tyler Seguin – 108 votes to 3 votes
Veni. Vidi. Vici. Nice work Steven.
#2 John Tavares over #6 Jamie Benn – 97 votes to 20 votes
When all anyone has to say about you is that you didn’t even deserve to make it this far you best just count your lucky stars and go home. Go home Jamie Benn, go home.
Last week I lamented your collective lack of imagination but know that we’ve reached the Elite Eight it’s nice to see all the familiar faces going up against one another. Upsets are good fun but when two juggernauts face off it makes for compelling story telling. This week the storylines are richer than Mrs. Penner’s pancakes.
This is #1 vs. #2, literally, as in league scoring. I’d almost rather leave this one up to the players themselves but since this is a keeper we must consider beyond this year and for that reason you guys still get to vote.
Yikes! It’s another clash of the titans. Well, not exactly. It’s more like Tin Man vs. Scarecrow at this point but I for one am still into it. The last time these two squared off with it all on the line the fireworks were magical but we all know who got the better of it in the end. Will the result be the same this time around?
All I have to say is… TWIN FIGHT!!!
Isn’t it astounding that these two were only born in 1990 but have already ascended to the Elite Eight? One of these two is going to have to lose but I would imagine they’ll be battling it out in this tournament for years to come.
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