After weeks of mediocre picks, we've finally reached the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks take on the Penguins, as you well know, starting on Monday and the Fear the Fin staff is back in action to pick the last round of the second season. Before we get to our new picks, let's see how the staff did in the conference finals.
Not too shabby! Let's take a look at the leaderboard. For the first round I awarded 10 points for each correct pick with a bonus five points for picking the number of games correctly. The five point bonus stays the same through every round, but second round picks are worth 20 points and third round picks are good for 30 points. Picking the Stanley Cup Final correctly gets you 40 points. Reminder that I didn't get Sam's picks in time for round two nor Rebecca's picks until this round, so take it easy on them.
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Now let's check our Fear the Fin bracket group.
FloatingBoat picked every round correctly with the exception of taking the Ducks over the Predators in the first round. That's pretty damn incredible. If the Sharks win the Stanley Cup, they'll be our champion. If not, there's still a few Penguins picks that could pop someone to the top of the standings. I think I speak for those bracket holders when I say: It's fine if the Penguins lose.
So now, finally, here are our staff picks for the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.