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HHT "Experts" vs SportsFed Bloggers: May 6th Update

As you already know (if you read this), the hockey bloggers in the Sports Federation are involved in a little prognosticate-off with the "Experts" from Hardcore Hockey Talk as part of The Score's Playoff Hockey Challenge with the goal to see who has the larger brains. 

Taking a look at the 2nd round picks a few things stand out:

  • The leaders and Steve Kouleas are not willing to go out on a limb as they went with the consensus picks;

  • Down Goes Brown and Mark Osborne are matching each other pick-for-pick, save the Detroit-Anaheim series... this one could go the distance and get real ugly; and

  • I was pretty happy with the FHS picks until I realized that they are almost identical to Al Strachan's... yikes... excuse me while I go start the car... with me in it & the garage door shut... there's no point in going on.

Here's the table (with the outliers highlighted):

Predictions
Rank (Pts) Prognosticator Claim to Fame Bos v Car Wsh v Pit Det v Ana Van v Chi
#1 (90) Scott Carefoot His RaptorBlog is bigger than Oliver Miller BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 5 VAN in 7
#2 (90) HockeyJackAss aka Gary Bettman BOS in 7 PIT in 6 DET in 5 VAN in 6
#3 (80) Lions in Winter Eats bacon & poutine for breakfast CAR in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 5 VAN in 6
#4 (80) SensChirp Blog gets more hits (per day) than Sens have all-time BOS in 7 WSH in 7 ANA in 6 VAN in 7
#5 (70) Maple Leafs Hot Stove More likeable than Howard Berger (e5) BOS in 6 WSH in 6 ANA in 6 CHI in 6
#6 (70) Five Hole Fanatics Is up to 8 friends on Facebook BOS in 6 WSH in 7 DET in 6 VAN in 6
#7 (70) CanucksBlog Wears Tony Tanti underoos CAR in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 6 VAN in 7
#8 (70) Fantasy Hockey Scouts Helped Mike Milbury with all his trades CAR in 7 PIT in 7 DET in 6 VAN in 5
#9 (70) Steve Kouleas Brilliant & Handsome, just ask him BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 5 VAN in 7
#10 (70) Steve Ludzik Career .351 winning % as NHL head coach BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 6 CHI in 7
#11 (60) Down Goes Brown Banned from contacting Wendel Clark per restraining order(s) BOS in 6 WSH in 7 DET in 6 VAN in 6
#12 (60) Mark Osborne Leafs acquired him for Lucien DeBlois BOS in 6 WSH in 7 ANA in 7 VAN in 6
#13 (60) Al Strachan FHS fans voted him hockey's greatest rumourmonger CAR in 7 PIT in 6 DET in 6 VAN in 5
#14 (40) Checking From Behind Follows Ashton Kutcher on Twitter BOS in 6 PIT in 6 ANA in 6 VAN in 6
#15 (40) BlackDogHatesSkunks Writes songs about Ken Hitchcock Pass Pass Pass Pass