How to follow the Prediction Challenge!
Please look for (near-)daily updates on our game throughout the playoffs at the Prediction Challenges Web site under the Stanley Cup Playoffs menu. Forms for each round and Rules information can also be found under the menu.
After six great years, MailChimp is, unfortunately, no longer an option for me for sending automated email messages to players and I have not found a replacement.
I will continue to send emails to all players at the beginning and end of each round and when the forms are published as a courtesy; please remember that everything you need to play and follow your progress can be found at the web site.
If you still wish to have game updates delivered to you, I’m pleased that you have the following options:
- You can subscribe to the Prediction Challenges Web Site; look for Subscribe! in the column in the right sidebar of any page.
- You can follow Prediction Challenges on Twitter: @predchallenge
- If you use an RSS Reader, you can subscribe by adding the feed: https://predictionchallenges.wordpress.com/category/stanley-cup-playoffs/feed/
With 21 players, we’re playing for a top prize of $94.50 and subsidiary prizes down to fifty place.
We have unanimous pick, and one nearly so, in the West, in the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche, respectively. The series to watch is the seeming toss-up between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues, with the Carolina Hurricanes-Boston Bruins series looking to be the closest matchup in the East.
Our predictions are summarized below.
|Series Picks||Average # of Games|
|FLA 18||WSH 3||5.76|
|TOR 5||TBL 16||6.43|
|CAR 13||BOS 8||6.19|
|NYR 14||PIT 7||6.19|
|COL 20||NSH 1||5.24|
|MIN 10||STL 11||6.57|
|CGY 21||DAL 0||5.52|
|EDM 19||LAK 2||5.81|
Please ensure that I have transcribed your predictions correctly, and enjoy the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!