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:
|Expert||BOS VS. MTL||WAS VS. NYR||NJ VS. CAR||PIT VS. PHI|
|Dobber||Bos in 5||Was in 7||NJ in 6||Pit in 5|
|Jeff Angus||Bos in 5||Was in 6||Car in 7||Pit in 7|
|Chris Boyle||Bos in 6||Was in 5||Car in 6||Pit in 6|
|Matt Bugg||Bos in 5||Was in 6||NJ in 7||Phi in 7|
|Ian Fergusson||Bos in 5||Was in 6 ||NJ in 7 ||Pit in 7 |
|Justin Goldman||Bos in 5 ||Was in 6 ||Car in 7 ||Pit in 5 |
|Chris Holloway||Bos in 6 ||Was in 6 ||Car in 7 ||Phi in 7 |
|Marty Kwiaton||Bos in 6 ||Was in 5 ||NJ in 7 ||Pit in 7 |
|Ryan Ma||Mtl in 7 ||Was in 6 ||Car in 7 ||Pit in 6 |
|Eric Maltais||Bos in 5 ||Was in 6 ||NJ in 6 ||Pit in 7 |
|Stuart McDonald||Bos in 6 ||NYR in 6 ||Car in 5 ||Pit in 7 |
|Russ Miller||Bos in 4 ||Was in 6 ||NJ in 5 ||Phi in 6 |
|Tom Reeve||Bos in 4||Was in 6||Car in 5||Pit in 5|
|J Status||Bos in 6||Was in 7||NJ in 7||Pit in 6|
|Andrew Walker||Bos in 5 ||Was in 6 ||Car in 7 ||Phi in 6 |
|Consensus||Bos in 5||Was in 6||Car in 7||Pit in 6|
Western Conference Picks:
|Expert||SJ VS. ANA||DET VS. CBJ||VAN VS. STL||CHI VS. CGY|
|Dobber||SJ in 4||Det in 7||Van in 7||Cal in 7|
|Jeff Angus||SJ in 4||Det in 6||Van in 7||Chi in 5|
|Chris Boyle||SJ in 5||Det in 6||Van in 6||Cal in 7|
|Matt Bugg||SJ in 7||Det in 6||Van in 5||Chi in 6|
|Ian Fergusson||SJ in 6 ||Det in 5 ||Van in 5 ||Cal in 6|
|Justin Goldman||SJ in 6 ||Det in 7 ||St.L in 7 ||Chi in 6 |
|Chris Holloway||SJ in 6 ||Det in 5 ||St.L in 7 ||Cal in 7 |
|Marty Kwiaton||SJ in 5 ||CBJ in 6 ||St.L in 6 ||Chi in 7 |
|Ryan Ma||Ana in 7 ||Det in 6 ||Van in 5 ||Chi in 6 |
|Eric Maltais||SJ in 6 ||Det in 5 ||St.L in 7 ||Cal in 6 |
|Stuart McDonald||SJ in 7 ||CBJ in 6 ||Van in 6 ||Cal in 6 |
|Russ Miller||SJ in 5 ||Det in 4 ||Van in 5 ||Chi in 5 |
|Tom Reeve||SJ in 7||Det in 5||Van in 5||Chi in 6|
|J Status||SJ in 6||Det in 5||Van in 5||Chi in 6|
|Andrew Walker||SJ in 7 ||CBJ in 6 ||Van in 6 ||Chi in 5 |
|Consensus||SJ in 6||Det in 6||Van in 6||Chi in 6|
Picks for the Cup Final, Winner, Conn Smythe and Top Scorer:
|Expert||Cup Final||Cup Winner||Conn Smythe||Top Scorer|
|Dobber||SJ vs. Pit||San Jose in 6||Joe Thornton||Sidney Crosby|
|Jeff Angus||Bos vs. Van||Boston in 7||Zdeno Chara||Marc Savard|
|Chris Boyle||Van vs. Pit||Vancouver in 6||Roberto Luongo||Sidney Crosby|
|Matt Bugg||Det vs. Phi||Detroit in 7||Mike Richards||Mike Richards|
|Ian Fergusson||Van vs. NJ ||Vancouver in 7 ||Roberto Luongo ||Zach Parise |
|Justin Goldman||Det vs. Bos ||Boston in 6 ||Tim Thomas ||Alex Ovechkin |
|Chris Holloway||Was vs. Det ||Washington in 6 ||Alexander Ovechkin ||Alex Ovechkin |
|Marty Kwiaton||SJ vs. Was ||San Jose in 6 ||Patrick Marleau ||Alex Ovechkin |
|Ryan Ma||Van vs. Car ||Carolina in 7 ||Cam Ward ||Daniel Sedin |
|Eric Maltais||SJ vs. NJ ||San Jose in 6 ||Joe Thornton||Joe Thornton |
|Stuart McDonald||SJ vs. NYR ||San Jose in 5 ||H. Lundqvist ||Joe Thornton |
|Russ Miller||Det vs. Bos ||Detroit in 6 ||Pavel Datsyuk||Pavel Datsyuk|
|Tom Reeve||Van vs. Pit||Pittsburgh in 6||Roberto Luongo||Sidney Crosby|
|J Status||SJ vs. Was||San Jose in 7||Joe Thornton||Alex Ovechkin|
|Andrew Walker||SJ vs. Phi ||San Jose in 6 ||Dan Boyle ||Joe Thornton |
|Consensus||SJ vs. Pit/Bos||San Jose|
Rounding out the predicted Top 5:
|Expert||2nd Scorer||3rd Scorer||4th Scorer||5th Scorer|
|Dobber||Joe Thornton||Evgeni Malkin||Patrick Marleau||Sergei Gonchar|
|Jeff Angus||Daniel Sedin||Henrik Sedin||Sidney Crosby||Pavel Datsyuk|
|Chris Boyle||Evgeni Malkin||Joe Thornton||Daniel Sedin||Eric Staal|
|Matt Bugg||Pavel Datsyuk||Marian Hossa||H. Zetterberg||Johan Franzen|
|Ian Fergusson||Henrik Sedin ||Daniel Sedin ||Joe Thornton||Marc Savard |
|Justin Goldman||Marc Savard ||Pavel Datsyuk||Phil Kessel ||Eric Staal |
|Chris Holloway||Pavel Datsyuk|| Marian Hossa|| Mike Green|| Mike Richards|
|Marty Kwiaton||P. Marleau ||Marc Savard ||Mike Green ||Joe Thornton |
|Ryan Ma||Henrik Sedin ||Eric Staal ||Anton Babchuk ||Ryan Kesler |
|Eric Maltais||Sidney Crosby ||Evgeni Malkin ||Zach Parise ||Patrik Elias |
|Stuart McDonald||Chris Drury ||Evgeni Malkin ||Patrick Marleau ||Scott Gomez |
|Russ Miller||Johan Franzen ||Marc Savard ||Joe Thornton ||H. Zetterberg |
|Tom Reeve||Henrik Sedin||Evgeni Malkin||Marc Savard||Mats Sundin|
|Jacob Status||Joe Thornton||Evgeni Malkin||Sidney Crosby||Daniel Sedin|
|Andrew Walker||Daniel Briere ||Simon Gagne ||Patrick Marleau ||Eric Staal |
|Consensus||Crosby||Datsyuk||Malkin/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.