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!
|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|
|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.
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.
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.