Expert Panel

 

The panel gives their picks for the first round, Conn Smythe winner, top five scorers, and more.


The panel is looking to bounce back after a 7-8 record (consensus) in 2012. In the three previous years, we have correctly picked 46 of 60 series winners.

 

Feel free to weigh in with your picks and thoughts below! The panel is definitely favouring a Chicago/Pittsburgh Stanley Cup Final.

 

Don't forget to pick up the 2013 Interactive Playoff Draft List to give you the edge this spring!

 

The East:

 

Expert PIT vs. NYI MTL vs. OTT WSH vs. NYR BOS vs. TOR
Dobber PIT in 4 OTT in 6 WSH in 6 BOS in 7
Angus PIT in 6 MTL in 7 NYR in 7 BOS in 5
Amato PIT in 5 OTT in 6 NYR in 6 TOR in 7
Laidlaw PIT in 4 OTT in 6 WSH in 7 BOS in 5
Ross PIT in 5 MTL in 7 WSH in 7 BOS in 6
Campkin PIT in 6 OTT in 7 WSH in 6 BOS in 5
Lancione PIT in 5 OTT in 6 WSH in 7 BOS in 5
Hoos PIT in 4 MTL in 6 WSH in 7 BOS in 4
Schmidt PIT in 5 MTL in 6 NYR in 7 BOS in 6
Gilbert PIT in 5 OTT in 7 WSH in 7 BOS in 6
Brouwer PIT in 5 MTL in 5 WSH in 6 TOR in 7
Wassel PIT in 5 MTL in 5 WSH in 7 BOS in 5
Goldman PIT in 6 OTT in 7 NYR in 6 BOS in 6
Daoust PIT in 6 MTL in 6 NYR in 5 BOS in 7
Kwiaton PIT in 5 OTT in 7 WSH in 6 BOS in 6
Miller PIT in 6 OTT in 6 NYR in 7 BOS in 6
Imbeau PIT in 5 MTL in 6 NYR in 6 BOS in 5
Consensus PIT in 5 OTT in 6 WSH in 7 BOS in 6

 

 

The West:

 

Expert CHI vs. MIN ANA vs. DET VAN vs. SJS STL vs. LAK
Dobber CHI in 4 ANA in 5 VAN in 7 LAK in 6
Angus CHI in 4 DET in 7 SJS in 7 LAK in 6
Amato CHI in 5 DET in 6 SJS in 7 LAK in 6
Laidlaw CHI in 4 DET in 6 SJS in 6 LAK in 5
Ross CHI in 6 ANA in 6 SJS in 7 STL in 6
Campkin CHI in 4 DET in 6 VAN in 5 STL in 7
Lancione CHI in 6 DET in 7 VAN in 7 LAK in 7
Hoos CHI in 5 DET in 6 VAN in 6 LAK in 7
Schmidt CHI in 5 DET in 6 VAN in 7 LAK in 7
Gilbert CHI in 5 ANA in 6 VAN in 4 LAK in 6
Brouwer CHI in 4 DET in 6 VAN in 7 STL in 7
Wassel CHI in 5 DET in 6 SJS in 6 LAK in 6
Goldman CHI in 5 ANA in 6 SJS in 7 LAK in 6
Daoust CHI in 5 DET in 7 VAN in 6 LAK in 6
Kwiaton CHI in 4 DET in 6 VAN in 7 STL in 7
Miller CHI in 4 ANA in 6 VAN in 7 LAK in 7
Imbeau CHI in 5 ANA in 6 VAN in 7 STL in 7
Consensus CHI in 5 DET in 6 VAN in 7 LAK in 7

 

 

The Cup Final:

 

Expert Cup Final Cup Winner Conn Smythe Top Scorer
Dobber PIT vs. CHI PIT Crosby Crosby
Angus BOS vs. LAK BOS Bergeron Kopitar
Amato NYR vs. SJS SJS Niemi Couture
Laidlaw PIT vs. CHI PIT Crosby Crosby
Ross PIT vs. CHI PIT Crosby Crosby
Campkin PIT vs. VAN PIT Crosby Crosby
Lancione PIT vs. CHI PIT Malkin Malkin
Hoos PIT vs. CHI PIT Crosby Crosby
Schmidt PIT vs. CHI CHI Kane Kane
Gilbert PIT vs. CHI CHI Toews Ovechkin
Brouwer PIT vs. STL STL Backes Neal
Wassel BOS vs. CHI CHI Toews Toews
Goldman NYR vs. CHI CHI Toews Crosby
Daoust PIT vs. LAK PIT Letang Crosby
Kwiaton PIT vs. CHI PIT Malkin Malkin
Imbeau PIT vs. CHI PIT Crosby Crosby
Miller NYR vs. CHI NYR Lundqvist Nash
Consensus PIT vs. CHI PIT Crosby Crosby

 

Top Scorers:

 

Expert Second Scorer Third Scorer Fourth Scorer Fifth Scorer
Dobber Malkin Neal Kane Letang
Angus Bergeron Carter Seguin Marchand
Amato Thornton Nash Pavelski Crosby
Laidlaw Malkin Kane Toews Ovechkin
Ross Malkin Neal Toews Kane
Campkin Malkin Letang Kesler Ovechkin
Lancione Crosby Hossa Kane Neal
Hoos Neal Kane Letang Malkin
Schmidt Sharp Malkin Kunitz Toews
Gilbert Toews Neal Getzlaf Malkin
Brouwer Malkin Backes Crosby Stewart
Wassel Kane Sharp Saad Crosby
Goldman Kane Toews B. Richards Malkin
Daoust Malkin Kopitar Letang Neal
Kwiaton Letang Iginla Kane Toews
Imbeau Malkin Kane Kunitz Toews
Miller Kane Toews Stepan Crosby
Consensus Malkin Neal Toews Kane

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marsid6687 said:

marsid6687
Predictions NYI in 7
MTL in 6
NYR in 7
Bos in 5

CHI in 4
ANA in 6
SJS in 7
STL in 6

Final : CHI over NYR in 6
Conn : P. Kane
Top scorer : Kane
2nd : Hossa
3rd : Nash
4th : Towes
5th : Stepan
April 30, 2013
Votes: +0

RollyJ said:

RollyJ
No love for Vancouver and Washington! Only Campkin gives Vancouver a shot! I think it's their year though... even with the goaltending controversy. I say Luongo steps up and brings them the cup. Sticking my neck out there. smilies/smiley.gif

Pit in 5
Ott in 7
Wash in 5
Bos in 6

Chi in 5
Det in 6
Van in 5
LA in 7

Final : Van over Wash in 6
Conn : H. Sedin
Top scorer : Ovechkin
2nd : H. Sedin
3rd : D. Sedin
4th : Backstrom
5th : Kesler.
April 30, 2013
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iamlilc said:

iamlilc
Playing against the odds PIT in 4
OTT in 7
WAS in 6
BOS in 6

CHI in 5
ANA in 7
SJ in 6
LA in 6

Cup final: ANA over BOS
Conn Smyth: Getzlaf
Top scorer: Getzlaf
2nd: Perry
3rd: Selanne
4th: Jagr
5th: Marchand
April 30, 2013
Votes: +0

Pengwin7 said:

Pengwin7
Good luck PIT(4),MON(5),NYR(6),BOS(5). PIT(6),BOS(5). PIT(6). PIT CUP (5)
CHI(7),ANA(6),SJ(7),LA(7). SJ(6),LA(4). LA(6)

Crosby(CS,TS), Malkin, Neal, Kopitar, Dupuis.

No DobberPlayoffPool this year?
Loved the free jersey giveaway in past years.
April 30, 2013
Votes: +0

Zorro said:

Zorro
... PIT in 5
OTT in 7
NYR in 6
BOS in 6

CHI in 5
DET in 6
SJ in 6
STL in 7

Cup final: PIT over DET
Conn Smyth: Crosby
Top scorer: Crosby
2nd: Neal
3rd: Datsyuk
4th: Letang
5th: Zetterberg
April 30, 2013
Votes: +0
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