Playoff Picks: Round 2

Remember Maggie the Macaque? I guarantee the TSN panel in 2006 does.

In 2006, Maggie picked 9 of 15 playoff series winners, beating out an expert panel consisting of Bill Berg (who is Bill Berg, anyway? I wouldn’t know who Bill Berg was if I ran him over with my truck), Pierre McGuire (future Habs G.M.?), and Bob McKenzie (yes, that Bob McKenzie).

I remember feeling sorry for the expert panel at the time.

On a completely unrelated note, here are the scores from the first round predictions (I haven’t used tie-breakers here since we have an overall leader):

Writer Wesbite VAN/L.A. S.J./STL PHX/CHI NSH/DET NYR/OTT BOS/WSH FLA/NJD PIT/PHI Total Score
Oilers4ever Commenter L.A. STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PHI 7
Cam Charron Canucks Army L.A. STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 6
John Cullen Canucks Army L.A. STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 6
greenlightning86 Commenter VAN STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PHI 6
master of my domain Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PHI 6
Vintage Flame Commenter L.A. STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 6
Johe Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR WSH N.J. PHI 6
david Commenter VAN STL PHX NSH NYR WSH N.J. PIT 6
Oilerpride15 Commenter L.A. STL PHX NSH NYR BOS FLA PIT 5
BigE91 Commenter L.A. STL PHX DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Woodguy Commenter VAN STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Orange-n-Blue Commenter VAN S.J. PHX NSH NYR WSH N.J. PIT 5
Koolaid drinker #33 Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Horcsky Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Alberto’s dad Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Quicksilver ballet Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Mason Storm Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PHI 5
maimster Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR WSH N.J. PIT 5
schevvy Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
Woodguy Commenter VAN STL PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 5
EvanAllTogether Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PHI 5
~S~K~ Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS FLA PHI 5
Danny Gray Leafs Nation VAN S.J. CHI NSH NYR WSH N.J. PHI 5
Matt Stephen Leafs Nation VAN STL CHI DET NYR WSH N.J. PHI 5
Jeff Angus Canucks Army VAN STL PHX NSH NYR BOS FLA PIT 4
Thomas Drance Canucks Army L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Marda Miller Canucks Army VAN S.J. PHX NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Nate Sans Hate Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
ItsTheBGB Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
oilderrick Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Mantastic Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Ern Beckett Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Trentonl Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Dunnonuttin Commenter L.A. STL CHI NSH NYR BOS FLA PIT 4
Brett Mitchell Commenter VAN STL PHX DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Beavis Commenter VAN S.J. CHI DET NYR WSH N.J. PHI 4
James Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Abby W. Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH OTT BOS N.J. PHI 4
First Name Unidentified Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
ncomas Commenter VAN STL CHI DET NYR WSH N.J. PIT 4
icedawg_42 Commenter L.A. S.J. CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Wax Man Riley Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Tim in Kelowna Commenter VAN STL PHX DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
D Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
shanetrain Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Wes Mantooth Commenter VAN STL PHX NSH NYR BOS FLA PIT 4
geoilersgist Commenter VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Justin Azevedo Flames Nation VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Jason Gregor Oilers Nation VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Lowetide Oilers Nation VAN STL CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 4
Tinfoil Tuque Canucks Army VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
Bucknuck Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET NYR BOS FLA PIT 3
Gitagrip Commenter VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
DieHard Commenter VAN S.J. CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
Time Travelling Sean Commenter VAN S.J. CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
yawto Commenter VAN S.J. PHX NSH OTT WSH FLA PIT 3
TLHansum Commenter VAN S.J. CHI NSH NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
gord962 Commenter VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
dan Commenter L.A. STL CHI DET OTT BOS N.J. PIT 3
madjam Commenter VAN S.J. CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PHI 3
ashley Commenter VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
Kent Wilson Flames Nation L.A. S.J. CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
John Lofranco Leafs Nation L.A. STL CHI DET OTT BOS N.J. PIT 3
Jonathan Willis Oilers Nation VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
Cam Davie Canucks Army VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 3
Rob Vollman Flames Nation VAN STL PHX DET OTT BOS N.J. PIT 3
Patrick Johnston Canucks Army VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS FLA PIT 2
mark Commenter VAN S.J. CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 2
everton fc Commenter VAN STL CHI DET NYR BOS FLA PIT 2
Fight Club Commenter VAN S.J. CHI DET NYR BOS N.J. PIT 2
mayorpoop Commenter L.A. S.J. CHI NSH OTT BOS FLA PIT 2
Ryan Fancey Leafs Nation VAN S.J. CHI NSH OTT BOS N.J. PIT 2
SLAM Commenter VAN STL CHI DET OTT BOS FLA PIT 1

The average number of correct answers, for all entrants, was four, as an unpredictable first round made a hash out of most predictions. Commenter Oilers4Ever somehow nailed seven of the eight series winners, while a pair of Los Angeles-picking Canucks Army writers tied for second.

The Second Round

Writer Wesbite STL/LA Games PHX/NSH Games NYR/WSH Games PHI/N.J. Games
Cam Davie CanucksArmy STL 6 NSH 7 NYR 6 PHI 7
Jason Gregor OilersNation LA 7 NSH 6 NYR 5 PHI 5
John Cullen CanucksArmy STL 7 NSH 7 WSH 6 PHI 5
Jonathan Willis OilersNation STL 7 PHX 7 NYR 5 PHI 5
Justin Azevedo FlamesNation STL 6 NSH 5 WSH 6 PHI 5
Kent Wilson FlamesNation STL 7 NSH 7 NYR 6 PHI 5
Lowetide OilersNation STL 7 NSH 5 NYR 5 PHI 5
Vintage Flame FlamesNation STL 6 NSH 7 NYR 6 PHI 5

These are the picks I have in so far; and I’d like to have all other picks in by the end of the second period between L.A./St. Louis. Thanks!