Taking on the Experts: NHL Conference Finals Edition

5-hole.comContributor IMay 17, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 14:  Dennis Seidenberg #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Boston Bruins during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Hurricanes defeated the Bruins 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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:




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


ESPN’s Expert Picks:


TSN’s Expert Picks:



Yes folks, we're 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:

SeriesfoxJim FoxmckeonRoss McKeonromigMatt RomigwyshynskiGreg Wyshynski
#5 Penguins vs. #6 HurricanesPenguins in 6Penguins in 5Penguins in 6
Penguins in 6
#2 Red Wings vs. #5 Blackhawks
Red Wings in 6Red Wings in 6Red Wings in 6Blackhawks 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!

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Previous Rounds: Round One | Round Two