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2009-2010 NHL Pick ‘Em: Who’s Going to the Playoffs?

Nine of SoB’s finest will compete in the first annual NHL Pick ‘Em, which joins a long successful string of NFL, NBA, and MLB Pick ‘Ems. I will admit, my NHL knowledge isn’t up to snuff when compared to my knowledge of the other three major sports, but if there’s a game I can compete in, I’ll be there!

The Bruins are coming off a very successful 2008-2009 campaign, and none of the staffers expect the Bruins to falter much, even considering the the Phil Kessel trade. Few of us expect the Canadiens to make the playoffs, in part because they had such a large roster overhaul, and because, well…they’re the Canadiens.

The Rules

  • Picking the division champions correctly will earn a player two points. Note: The three division champs in each conference are seeded 1-3 in each conference, followed by the rest of the teams in order of record (point total).
  • If a player chooses a team to win the division, but they don’t and still make the playoffs, that’s worth one point.
  • Players then picked teams for the rest of the playoffs in each conference. Doing so correctly will earn the player one point.
  • If a player chooses a team to make the playoffs but not win the division…and that team wins their division, that is still worth one point.
  • Teams picked to make the playoffs that actually miss the playoffs are worth zero points.

Earning Extra Credit

Competitors will receive extra credit for predicting teams to finish in exact playoff seeds. What does that mean?

  • So, if a player selected the Bruins to be the top seed, and they finish as the top seed, he/she will be awarded eight extra points.
  • If a player chooses the Penguins to be the No. 2 seed, and they finish as the No. 2 seed, he/she will be awarded seven extra points.
  • Likewise, if a player chooses the Canadiens to be the eighth seed, and they are the eighth seed, he/she will be awarded one extra point.
  • If a player chooses the Bruins to be the top seed, and they end up as the No. 2 or No. 3 seed (or worse), then he/she receives no extra credit. The extra credit only applies if the team appears in the exact chosen spot.
  • Players can earn a maximum of 72 extra points (36 per conference), and a maximum of 94 points overall.

Now, without further ado…the picks:

EAST Brian Chris Erikk John KC Mike Pete Teddy Ty
#1* Penguins Penguins Capitals Bruins Penguins Capitals Bruins Bruins Penguins
#2* Capitals Capitals Bruins Capitals Bruins Penguins Penguins Lightning Bruins
#3* Bruins Bruins Flyers Penguins Capitals Bruins Capitals Devils Hurricanes
#4 Flyers Devils Penguins Hurricanes Hurricanes Devils Devils Capitals Devils
#5 Hurricanes Flyers Sabres Flyers Devils Maple Leafs Hurricanes Sabres Capitals
#6 Devils Hurricanes Hurricanes Devils Flyers Hurricanes Sabres Penguins Canadiens
#7 Sabres Canadiens Thrashers Maple Leafs Sabres Senators Flyers Panthers Senators
#8 Canadiens Sabres Maple Leafs Rangers Canadiens Flyers Canadiens Rangers Flyers
WEST Brian Chris Erikk John KC Mike Pete Teddy Ty
#1* Sharks Sharks Sharks Red Wings Sharks Red Wings Red Wings Blues Sharks
#2* Flames Red Wings Flames Sharks Red Wings Sharks Sharks Sharks Flames
#3* Blackhawks Canucks Red Wings Flames Flames Canucks Flames Canucks Red Wings
#4 Red Wings Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Canucks Ducks Blackhawks
#5 Canucks Ducks Canucks Canucks Ducks Ducks Blackhawks Blue Jackets Canucks
#6 Ducks Flames Ducks Wild Canucks Flames Ducks Oilers Ducks
#7 Blues Blues Oilers Stars Blue Jackets Wild Blue Jackets Predators Blues
#8 Wild Blue Jackets Blues Blue Jackets Blues Blue Jackets Wild Coyotes Wild

If you’d like to join in on the Pick ‘Em, comment and submit your picks below!

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    Posted by Sports of Boston | October 2, 2009, 5:22 am
  2. It’s actually 94 total points

    2*([3*2]+[5*1]+[1+2+...+8])=
    2*(6+5+36)=
    2*47=
    94

    Posted by John | October 2, 2009, 2:27 pm
  3. Yeahhh I’m not sure where I came up with the five extra points. Either way, there’s no way in hell anyone gets that many points.

    There’s a reason I wasn’t a math major I guess!

    Posted by KC | October 2, 2009, 5:41 pm
  4. Well, if you used to work for Enron you can always come up with a few extra points from SOMEwhere.

    And next time you want Jennifer Anniston to tally points for you make sure she’s not distracted by the loss of a love life (mmm… inside joke).

    Posted by John | October 2, 2009, 8:18 pm
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