Much like the first round, our second round picks were largely suboptimal, save for the efforts of our wisest writers. We’ve got a fairly intense race at the top of the standings, with the remainder of the writers hanging on for dear life.
There’s not a lot of chances for movement, however, as there seems to be a decent staff consensus on who will advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Only one writer picked the Senators to advance, and one picked the Ducks to do the same.
Nobody, thankfully, predicted a 10-year-anniversary rematch of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final between Anaheim and Ottawa, which just may be filed under “NHL executives’ worst television nightmares.”
You can see all of our picks in their sure-to-be-right glory below.
2017 Conference Finals Predictions
|Ryan (85 pts)||Penguins in 5||Ducks in 6|
|Matt (80 pts)||Penguins in 6||Predators in 6|
|Jacob (80 pts)||Penguins in 6||Predators in 6|
|Aaron (75 pts)||Penguins in 5||Predators in 6|
|Erik (65 pts)||Peguins in 5||Predators in 6|
|Marcus (55 pts)||Penguins in 4||Predators in 5|
|Sie (50 pts)||Senators in 7||Predators in 6|
|Kyle (40 pts)||Penguins in 6||Predators in 5|
|Evan (40 pts)||Penguins in 5||Predators in 6|
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