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Taking on the Experts – Conference Finals Edition

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Throughout the playoffs, we will be predicting the winners of each series and comparing our picks to those of the experts around the sporting world.

Here are our predictions for the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs:

Series

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#5 Penguins vs. #6 Hurricanes Hurricanes in 7 Penguins in 7 Hurricanes in 7
#2 Red Wings vs. #4 Blackhawks
Blackhawks in 7 Red Wings in 6 Blackhawks in 7

ESPN‘s Expert Picks:

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TSN’s Expert Picks:

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Yes folks, were taking on Maggie the Monkey

*We trust that Mr. McKenzie will have his pick for the Pens-Canes series before the game starts tomorrow.  We will update his picks when they become available.  Also, it appears that Peter Laviolette–with his 7-5 record–has given up on being an Expert so Ray Ferraro has taken his place.  Their points will be combined and they shall be referred to as “The LavioRaros,” which is sorta like The GiaWigs.

Yahoo! Sports Expert Picks:

Series foxJim Fox mckeonRoss McKeon romigMatt Romig wyshynskiGreg Wyshynski
#5 Penguins vs. #6 Hurricanes Penguins in 6 Penguins in 5 Penguins in 6 Penguins in 6
#2 Red Wings vs. #5 Blackhawks
Red Wings in 6 Red Wings in 6 Red Wings in 6 Blackhawks in 7

I will keep standings based on how many corrects picks each expert makes. For each correct pick, the expert will receive 1 standings point. If the expert correctly guesses the winner and the number of games the series will last, they will get 2 points. The TSN experts didn’t bother to say how many games each series would take so they can’t get any bonus points. Sucks to be TSN!

Current Standings

Previous Rounds: Round 1 | Round 2


About the author:  Eric is a lifelong Rangers fan and is currently studying Computer Engineering at Hofstra University. You can follow him on Twitter: @5holeEric


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