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The panel is back! Over the last four years, our record as a consensus is an impressive 46-14. Last year, we went 12-3 as a group. Gates Imbeau led the way individually, correctly selecting the winners in 12 of the 15 series. Read on to find out who we like in the first round, as well as our picks for the Cup winner, runner up, the Conn Smythe winner, and the top five scorers.

 

We will be posting our picks for each round after the conclusion of the previous one. Our panel boasts some new faces this year - read on after the jump!

 

The East:

 

Expert NYR vs. OTT BOS vs. WSH FLA vs. NJD PIT vs. PHI
Dobber NYR in 6 BOS in 6 NJD in 7 PIT in 5
Jeff Angus NYR in 6 BOS in 7 FLA in 7 PIT in 6
Peter Harling OTT in 7 BOS in 4 NJD in 6 PIT in 5
Ryan Ma NYR in 5 BOS in 6 NJD in 5 PIT in 7
Chris Nichols NYR in 5 BOS in 5 NJD in 5 PIT in 7
Ian Fergusson NYR in 6 BOS in 5 NJD in 5 PIT in 6
Gates Imbeau NYR in 6 BOS in 6 NJD in 7 PIT in 7
Marty Kwiaton NYR in 6 WSH in 7 NJD in 6 PHI in 7
Anthony Lancione NYR in 6 WSH in 7 NJD in 5 PIT in 6
Steve Laidlaw NYR in 5 BOS in 4 NJD in 6 PIT in 7
Glen Hoos NYR in 5 BOS in 6 NJD in 5 PIT in 6
Tim Lucarelli NYR in 7 WSH in 6 NJD in 5 PHI in 6
Dave Poleck NYR in 5 BOS in 7 NJD in 5 PIT in 7
Chris Wassel NYR in 5 BOS in 6 NJD in 6 PIT in 6
Brian Kom NYR in 6 BOS in 4 NJD in 5 PIT in 7
Michael Amato NYR in 5 BOS in 6 NJD in 5 PIT in 7
Brendan Ross OTT in 7 BOS in 6 NJD in 6 PIT in 6
Consensus NYR 6 BOS in 6 NJD in 5 PIT in 6

 

The West:

 

Expert VAN vs. LAK STL vs. SJS PHX vs. CHI NSH vs. DET
Dobber VAN in 7 STL in 6 PHX in 6 NSH in 7
Jeff Angus VAN in 5 STL in 4 PHX in 7 NSH in 7
Peter Harling VAN in 5 STL in 4 CHI in 6 NSH in 7
Ryan Ma VAN in 6 SJS in 6 PHX in 7 NSH in 7
Chris Nichols VAN in 6 STL in 6 PHX in 6 DET in 7
Ian Fergusson VAN in 6 STL in 7 CHI in 7 DET in 7
Gates Imbeau VAN in 6 STL in 6 CHI in 6 NSH in 7
Marty Kwiaton VAN in 7 STL in 5 CHI in 6 NSH in 6
Anthony Lancione VAN in 7 SJS in 5 CHI in 4 DET in 6
Steve Laidlaw VAN in 6 SJS in 7 CHI in 5 DET in 7
Glen Hoos VAN in 7 SJS in 6 CHI in 7 NSH in 6
Tim Lucarelli LAK in 7 STL in 5 CHI in 6 NSH in 7
Dave Poleck VAN in 6 STL in 6 CHI in 7 NSH in 7
Chris Wassel VAN in 5 SJS in 7 PHX in 7 NSH in 6
Brian Kom VAN in 6 STL in 5 PHX in 6 NSH in 7
Michael Amato VAN in 5 STL in 7 PHX in 6 DET in 7
Brendan Ross LAK in 7 SJS in 7 PHX in 6 DET in 7
Consensus VAN in 6 STL in 6 CHI in 7 NSH in 7


The Cup Final:

 

Expert Cup Final Cup Winner Conn Smythe Top Scorer
Dobber PIT vs. NSH PIT Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby
Jeff Angus BOS vs. VAN VAN Cory Schneider Daniel Sedin
Peter Harling BOS vs. NSH BOS Tim Thomas Tyler Seguin
Ryan Ma NJ vs. SJS NJ Martin Brodeur Ilya Kovalchuk
Chris Nichols PIT vs. VAN PIT Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby
Ian Fergusson PIT vs. STL PIT Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby
Gates Imbeau NYR vs. NSH NYR Henrik Lundqvist Alex Radulov
Marty Kwiaton PHI vs. NSH PHI Claude Giroux Claude Giroux
Anthony Lancione PIT vs. SJS PIT Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Malkin
Steve Laidlaw PIT vs. SJS PIT Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby
Glen Hoos PIT vs. VAN PIT Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby
Tim Lucarelli PHi vs. STL PHI Claude Giroux Claude Giroux
Dave Poleck PIT vs. NSH PIT Pekka Rinne Evgeni Malkin
Chris Wassel PIT vs. VAN VAN Cory Schneider Evgeni Malkin
Brian Kom PIT vs. NSH PIT Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Malkin
Michael Amato PIT vs. VAN PIT Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Malkin
Brendan Ross PIT vs. DET DET Pavel Datsyuk Evgeni Malkin
Consensus PIT vs. NSH PIT Sidney Crosby Evgeni Malkin


The Scoring Race:

 

 

Expert Second Scorer Third Scorer Fourth Scorer Fifth Scorer
Dobber Evgeni Malkin James Neal Alex Radulov Jordan Staal
Jeff Angus Tyler Seguin Henrik Sedin David Krejci Marian Gaborik
Peter Harling David Krejci Alex Radulov Patrice Bergeron Shea Weber
Ryan Ma Patrik Elias Joe Thornton Logan Couture Sidney Crosby
Chris Nichols Evgeni Malkin James Neal Kris Letang Henrik Sedin
Ian Fergusson Evgeni Malkin Henrik Sedin David Backes James Neal
Gates Imbeau Brad Richards Sidney Crosby Evgeni Malkin Marian Gaborik
Marty Kwiaton Jaromir Jagr Alex Radulov Shea Weber Marian Hossa
Anthony Lancione Sidney Crosby Joe Thornton Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Steve Laidlaw Evgeni Malkin Joe Thornton James Neal Joe Pavelski
Glen Hoos Evgeni Malkin Kris Letang James Neal Henrik Sedin
Tim Lucarelli Scott Hartnell David Backes Nicklas Backstrom Alex Pietrangelo
Dave Poleck Sidney Crosby Alex Radulov Shea Weber Kris Letang
Chris Wassel Sidney Crosby Henrik Sedin James Neal Daniel Sedin
Brian Kom Sidney Crosby James Neal Marian Gaborik Alex Radulov
Michael Amato Henrik Sedin Sidney Crosby Ryan Kesler James Neal
Brendan Ross Pavel Datsyuk Sidney Crosby Johan Franzen Kris Letang
Consensus Sidney Crosby Alex Radulov James Neal Marian Gaborik

 

About the panel....

 

Darryl "Dobber" Dobbs - Pens the Daily Ramblings, Monthly Rankings, and the column "The Dobotomy". He also appears thrice weekly on thehockeynews.com, as well as over at the Puck Daddy blog on Yahoo! every Monday.

 

Jeff Angus - Author of "Angus Unleashed" and DobberHockey Senior Writer/Manager. Angus' thoughts appear in the daily ramblings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week. He also contributes his 15 Prime Cuts from time to time. You can also find his work over at the Canucks Army.

 

Peter Harling - Digs up what he can on the secret world of NHL player injuries with the weekly Injury Ward. He contributes toThe Hockey Writers and dabbles in his own fantasy hockey blog.

 

Ryan Ma - Author of "The Wild West" here at DobberHockey every Tuesday.

 

Chris Nichols - has been Sportsnet.ca's fantasy hockey writer since 2007. He writes a Hockey Hearsay blog there each weekday, all 12 months of the year. He also contributes to the ramblings at DobberHockey each Sunday.

 

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

 

Gates Imbeau – Runs the Black Aces, otherwise known as the DobberHockey farm team. He also contributes the incredbile Top 100 Roto Guide each month.

 

Marty "Mapletree" Kwiaton and Anthony Lancione - Pen the weekly Saturday picks.

 

Steve Laidlaw – Is Grande Master of the Cage Match Tournament. He can also offer you a leg up this spring with an in depth analysis of playoff hockey by the numbers.

 

Glen Hoos - author of The Commissioner’s Office, and also moonlights as graphic designer for Dobber Sports.

 

Tim Lucarelli – Author of Eastern Edge, which highlights the Eastern Conference. It can be found each Monday at DobberHockey.

 

Dave Poleck - Contributes the Looking Ahead article each Friday here at DobberHockey.

 

Chris Wassel - Author of Between The Lines, takes a hard look at the latest line combinations that may catch your fantasy fancy every Monday.

 

Brian Kom - Hosts the Dobber Nation radio show on the 25th of each month.

 

Michael Amato - Author of Frozen Pool Forensics, which takes a look at various NHL players from a statistical perspective.


Brendan Ross - Author of The Dean's List, which provides an in-depth look at draft-eligible prospects around the world.


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GMGates said:

GMGates
... It should be under the "download" section to the left (on the main DobberHockey page) from where you sign in.

If you dont see it there, try giving dobber a shout(dobber at dobberhockey dot com).
April 13, 2012
Votes: +0

james littlejohn said:

jlittlejoh
... hey i bought the playoff package -trying to get ready for my draft today-where did it go?wanted to go on and edit the outcomes to generate a list,tx
April 13, 2012
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Haakan Loob said:

Chucker10
Playoffs Well I see Dobber's love affair for the Pens is alive and well and as strong as ever. Myself, I agree with Torterella, Berube, Cherry, Milbury and Burke on their feelings about the Penguins (and I don't even like any of those guys)!.
April 11, 2012
Votes: +1

GMGates said:

GMGates
... Went 12-3 last year - hope to build off of that this time around!
April 10, 2012
Votes: +0

Pengwin7 said:

Pengwin7
... NYR(5)/BOS(5)/NJ(5)/PHI(7)
VAN(5)/SJ(6)/PHX(6)/DET(5)
April 10, 2012
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Chadosaur said:

Chadosaur
... NYR in 6
Bos in 5
NJ in 7
Pit in 6

Van in 5
StL in 6
Chi in 6
Nas in 6
April 10, 2012
Votes: +0

Russ Miller said:

The Comish
The Comish says: I'm no expert but:

NYR in 5
Bos in 5
NJ in 5
Pit in 6

Van in 4
SJ in 6
Chi in 6
Det in 7
April 10, 2012
Votes: +0

Ian Nifty Mittens said:

Nifty Mittens
... Canucks in 6
Blues in 7
Hawks in 5
Wings in 7

Rangers in 5
Bruins in 6
Devils in 4
Pens in 6
April 10, 2012
Votes: +0

Ryan Ma said:

Maaaasquito
... Hey Angus,

you might want to fix up my Nsh and Phx one it's in the wrong column
April 09, 2012
Votes: +0

derek said:

buck0198
Picks Canucks in 6
Sharks in 7
Blackhawks in 7
Predators in 7
Pens in 7
Bruins in 6
Devils in 5
Rangers in 6
April 09, 2012
Votes: +3
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