Dobber Nation

 

As the group, the DobberHockey Crew has put together a 22-8 record over the last two postseasons. Individually, our success has varied from person to person. Average it out and what you have is as strong a prognosticator as you will find. Here are the individual and averaged predicitions for the first round of the NHL playoffs.

 

 

*Note: charts will be updated as the crew submits their responses, so be sure to check back!

Eastern Conference Picks:

 

ExpertBOS VS. MTLWAS VS. NYRNJ VS. CARPIT VS. PHI
DobberBos in 5Was in 7NJ in 6Pit in 5
Jeff AngusBos in 5Was in 6Car in 7Pit in 7
Chris BoyleBos in 6Was in 5Car in 6Pit in 6
Matt BuggBos in 5Was in 6NJ in 7Phi in 7
Ian FergussonBos in 5
Was in 6
NJ in 7
Pit in 7
Justin GoldmanBos in 5
Was in 6
Car in 7
Pit in 5
Chris HollowayBos in 6
Was in 6
Car in 7
Phi in 7
Marty KwiatonBos in 6
Was in 5
NJ in 7
Pit in 7
Ryan MaMtl in 7
Was in 6
Car in 7
Pit in 6
Eric MaltaisBos in 5
Was in 6
NJ in 6
Pit in 7
Stuart McDonaldBos in 6
NYR in 6
Car in 5
Pit in 7
Russ MillerBos in 4
Was in 6
NJ in 5
Phi in 6
Tom ReeveBos in 4Was in 6Car in 5Pit in 5
J StatusBos in 6Was in 7NJ in 7Pit in 6
Andrew WalkerBos in 5
Was in 6
Car in 7
Phi in 6
ConsensusBos in 5Was in 6Car in 7Pit in 6
 

 

Western Conference Picks:

 

ExpertSJ VS. ANADET VS. CBJVAN VS. STLCHI VS. CGY
DobberSJ in 4Det in 7Van in 7Cal in 7
Jeff AngusSJ in 4Det in 6Van in 7Chi in 5
Chris BoyleSJ in 5Det in 6Van in 6Cal in 7
Matt BuggSJ in 7Det in 6Van in 5Chi in 6
Ian FergussonSJ in 6
Det in 5
Van in 5
Cal in 6
Justin GoldmanSJ in 6
Det in 7
St.L in 7
Chi in 6
Chris HollowaySJ in 6
Det in 5
St.L in 7
Cal in 7
Marty KwiatonSJ in 5
CBJ in 6
St.L in 6
Chi in 7
Ryan MaAna in 7
Det in 6
Van in 5
Chi in 6
Eric MaltaisSJ in 6
Det in 5
St.L in 7
Cal in 6
Stuart McDonaldSJ in 7
CBJ in 6
Van in 6
Cal in 6
Russ MillerSJ in 5
Det in 4
Van in 5
Chi in 5
Tom ReeveSJ in 7Det in 5Van in 5Chi in 6
J StatusSJ in 6Det in 5Van in 5Chi in 6
Andrew WalkerSJ in 7
CBJ in 6
Van in 6
Chi in 5
ConsensusSJ in 6Det in 6Van in 6Chi in 6
 

 

Picks for the Cup Final, Winner, Conn Smythe and Top Scorer:

 

ExpertCup FinalCup WinnerConn SmytheTop Scorer
DobberSJ vs. PitSan Jose in 6Joe ThorntonSidney Crosby
Jeff AngusBos vs. VanBoston in 7Zdeno CharaMarc Savard
Chris BoyleVan vs. PitVancouver in 6Roberto LuongoSidney Crosby
Matt BuggDet vs. PhiDetroit in 7Mike RichardsMike Richards
Ian FergussonVan vs. NJ
Vancouver in 7
Roberto Luongo
Zach Parise
Justin GoldmanDet vs. Bos
Boston in 6
Tim Thomas
Alex Ovechkin
Chris HollowayWas vs. Det
Washington in 6
Alexander Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin
Marty KwiatonSJ vs. Was
San Jose in 6
Patrick Marleau
Alex Ovechkin
Ryan MaVan vs. Car
Carolina in 7
Cam Ward
Daniel Sedin
Eric MaltaisSJ vs. NJ
San Jose in 6
Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
Stuart McDonaldSJ vs. NYR
San Jose in 5
H. Lundqvist
Joe Thornton
Russ MillerDet vs. Bos
Detroit in 6
Pavel Datsyuk Pavel Datsyuk
Tom ReeveVan vs. PitPittsburgh in 6Roberto LuongoSidney Crosby
J StatusSJ vs. WasSan Jose in 7Joe Thornton Alex Ovechkin
Andrew WalkerSJ vs. Phi
San Jose in 6
Dan Boyle
Joe Thornton
ConsensusSJ vs. Pit/BosSan Jose

Luongo/Thornton

Thornton
 

 

Rounding out the predicted Top 5:

 

Expert2nd Scorer3rd Scorer4th Scorer5th Scorer
DobberJoe ThorntonEvgeni MalkinPatrick MarleauSergei Gonchar
Jeff AngusDaniel SedinHenrik SedinSidney CrosbyPavel Datsyuk
Chris BoyleEvgeni MalkinJoe ThorntonDaniel SedinEric Staal
Matt BuggPavel DatsyukMarian HossaH. ZetterbergJohan Franzen
Ian FergussonHenrik Sedin
Daniel Sedin
Joe Thornton
Marc Savard
Justin GoldmanMarc Savard
Pavel Datsyuk Phil Kessel
Eric Staal
Chris HollowayPavel Datsyuk  Marian Hossa
 Mike Green
 Mike Richards
Marty KwiatonP. Marleau
Marc Savard
Mike Green
Joe Thornton
Ryan MaHenrik Sedin
Eric Staal
Anton Babchuk
Ryan Kesler
Eric MaltaisSidney Crosby
Evgeni Malkin
Zach Parise
Patrik Elias
Stuart McDonaldChris Drury
Evgeni Malkin
Patrick Marleau
Scott Gomez
Russ MillerJohan Franzen
Marc Savard
Joe Thornton
H. Zetterberg
Tom ReeveHenrik SedinEvgeni MalkinMarc SavardMats Sundin
Jacob StatusJoe ThorntonEvgeni MalkinSidney CrosbyDaniel Sedin
Andrew WalkerDaniel Briere
Simon Gagne
Patrick Marleau
Eric Staal
ConsensusCrosbyDatsyukMalkin/Ovech 
D. Sedin/Savard

 

 

About the DobberHockey Crew:

 

Darryl "Dobber" Dobbs - Pens the Daily Ramblings, Monthly Rankings, and the weekly column "The Dobotomy". He also appears thrice weekly on thehockeynews.com.

 

Jeff Angus - Author of "Angus Unleashed" and Senior Writer for DobberHockey. Angus' thoughts sometimes appear in the Daily Ramblings as well.

 

Chris Boyle - Author of the monthly "Roto Rankings", which can be seen here on the 15th of every month. 

 

Matthew Bugg - Senior Writer for DobberHockey and author of Saturday's "Bugg Bytes" and co-author of the DobberHockey Fantasy Prospects Report.

 

Ian Fergusson - Author of the monthly column "An Expert's Audit", which can be seen here on the 12th of every month.

 

Justin Goldman - Author of the weekly column "School of Block", which can be found here every Monday.

 

Chris "Hallsey" Holloway - Subs in for Dobber in the Ramblings during those well-deserved vacations!

 

Marty "Mapletree" Kwiaton - Has penned the weekly NHL picks while the Digital Monkey is on leave. The Weekly Picks can be found here every Friday.

 

Ryan Ma - Author of "The Wild West" and known for his Maaasquito Buzzings, which can be found here every Tuesday.

 

Eric Maltais - Author of "Croaks, from the Fantasy Frog" and winner of this year's DobberHockey Expert League.

 

Stuart McDonald - Author of "Stu's Slant", which can be seen here every Saturday.

 

Russ "Comish" Miller - Pens "Eastern Edge", which can be found here every Thursday.

 

Tom Reeve - Creator and author of the weekly "Looking Ahead" feature, seen here every Friday.

 

J Status - Editor-in-chief of DobberBaseball.com, he also provides us with the "Status Report" every second Wednesday.

 

Andrew Walker - Hosts the monthly fantasy hockey show "Dobber Nation". Past guests have included John Buccigross, Kris Versteeg, Randy Moller, Ray Ferraro, Evander Kane and Greg Wyshynski. Found here on the 25th of each month.

 

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