NHL Bracket Contest

#41
Just for kicks, with only one series tied and 6 series at 3-1 or 3-2, here's the tally (count of wins) if all 6 are won by the series leader and nothing given for the Van/StL series.

Alias #Wins
JK 6
kane 5
WildBill 5
yisman 5
Bushay 4
try3 4
puckhandler 4
richsox24 4
mrbowling300 4
sharky99 4
ejd 3
foresthill 3
 
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#45
4 1st rounds series complete.

Points-Contestant


9-Kane
9-Kelly
9-Yisman
7-Bushay
7-Try
6-ForrestHill
5-WildBill
4-Puckhandler
4-EJD
3-Mr B
3-RichSox
3-Sharky

2 games on Thursday
Isles vs Caps

NY ISLANDERS [6 seed] [Kane-WildBill-RichSox-Sharkey-EJD-
WASHINGTON [3 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-Yisman-MrB-Forrest]



Dallas at Calgary

DALLAS [3 seed] [Kelly-Puck-EJD-Forrest]
CALGARY [6 seed] [Bushay-Kane-Try-WildBill-Yisman-Richsox-MrB-Sharky]

Isles and Dallas can wrap it up with a win


Friday

Philly at Montreal

MONTREAL [8 seed] [Kane-RichSox-EJD-Forrest]
PHILADELPHIA [1 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-MrB-Sharkey-]

St Louis at Vancouver

VANCOUVER [5 seed] [Bushay-Sharkey-EJD]
ST LOUIS [4 seed] [Kane-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-RichSox-MrB-Forrest]

Philly and Vancouver win end this series

Good luck gentlemen.
 
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#46
St Louis at Vancouver

VANCOUVER [4 seed] [Bushay-Sharkey-EJD]
ST LOUIS [5 seed] [Kane-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-RichSox-MrB-Forrest]
Note this is wrong, St. Louis is the 4 seed.

Again, just for kicks, if the 4 teams with 3 wins can win their series, the points will be as below:

Pts Alias
18 ejd
15 kane
15 sharky99
13 Bushay
13 JK
12 WildBill
10 yisman
9 foresthill
9 richsox24
8 puckhandler
8 trytrytry
4 mrbowling300
 
#47
5 1st rounds series complete.

Points-Contestant


15-Kane
11-WildBill
10-EJD
09-Kelly
09-RichSox
09-Sharky
09-Yisman
07-Bushay
07-Try
06-ForrestHill
04-Puckhandler
03-Mr B


2 games on Thursday
Isles win series vs Caps 4-1

NY ISLANDERS [6 seed] [Kane-WildBill-RichSox-Sharkey-EJD-
WASHINGTON [3 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-Yisman-MrB-Forrest]



Dallas at Calgary
Dallas leads 3-2

DALLAS [3 seed] [Kelly-Puck-EJD-Forrest]
CALGARY [6 seed] [Bushay-Kane-Try-WildBill-Yisman-Richsox-MrB-Sharky]

Dallas can wrap it up with a win


Friday

Philly at Montreal
Philly leads series 3-2

MONTREAL [8 seed] [Kane-RichSox-EJD-Forrest]
PHILADELPHIA [1 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-MrB-Sharkey-]

St Louis at Vancouver
Vancouver leads series 3-2

VANCOUVER [5 seed] [Bushay-Sharkey-EJD]
ST LOUIS [4 seed] [Kane-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-RichSox-MrB-Forrest]

Philly and Vancouver win end these series


Vegas [1 seed] wins series 4-1 over Chicago [8 seed].
Tampa Bay Lightning [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Columbus Blue Jackets [7 seed]
Colorado Avalanche [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Arizona Coyotes [7 seed]
Boston Bruins [4 seed] wins series 4-1 over Carolina Hurricanes [5 seed]
New York Islanders [6 seed] wins series over Washington Capitals [3 seed]
Good luck gentlemen.
 
#48
6 1st rounds series complete.

Points-Contestant


15-Kane
13-EJD
12-Kelly
11-WildBill
09-ForrestHill
09-RichSox
09-Sharky
09-Yisman
07-Bushay
07-Try
07-Puckhandler
03-Mr B


2 games on Thursday
Isles win series vs Caps 4-1

NY ISLANDERS [6 seed] [Kane-WildBill-RichSox-Sharkey-EJD-
WASHINGTON [3 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-Yisman-MrB-Forrest]



Dallas at Calgary
Dallas wins series vs Calgary

DALLAS [3 seed] [Kelly-Puck-EJD-Forrest]
CALGARY [6 seed] [Bushay-Kane-Try-WildBill-Yisman-Richsox-MrB-Sharky]


Friday

Philly at Montreal
Philly leads series 3-2

MONTREAL [8 seed] [Kane-RichSox-EJD-Forrest]
PHILADELPHIA [1 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-MrB-Sharkey-]

St Louis at Vancouver
Vancouver leads series 3-2

VANCOUVER [5 seed] [Bushay-Sharkey-EJD]
ST LOUIS [4 seed] [Kane-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-RichSox-MrB-Forrest]

Philly and Vancouver win end these series


Vegas [1 seed] wins series 4-1 over Chicago [8 seed].
Tampa Bay Lightning [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Columbus Blue Jackets [7 seed]
Colorado Avalanche [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Arizona Coyotes [7 seed]
Boston Bruins [4 seed] wins series 4-1 over Carolina Hurricanes [5 seed]
New York Islanders [6 seed] wins series over Washington Capitals [3 seed]
Dallas Stars [3 seed] wins series over Calgary Flames [6 seed]

Good luck gentlemen.
 
#49
A Calgary series win and Kane would have been too far ahead to catch imo. We all got lucky with the Stars game 6 blowout. He's still sitting pretty but not like he would have been with a Calgary series win.
 
#50
7 1st rounds series complete.

Points-Contestant


15-Kane
13-EJD
13-Kelly
12-WildBill
10-Sharky
10-Yisman
09-ForrestHill
09-RichSox
08-Bushay
08-Try
08-Puckhandler
04-Mr B


2 games on Thursday
Isles win series vs Caps 4-1



Friday

Philly at Montreal
Philly wins series 3-2

MONTREAL [8 seed] [Kane-RichSox-EJD-Forrest]
PHILADELPHIA [1 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-MrB-Sharkey-]

St Louis at Vancouver
Vancouver leads series 3-2

VANCOUVER [5 seed] [Bushay-Sharkey-EJD]
ST LOUIS [4 seed] [Kane-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-RichSox-MrB-Forrest]

Philly and Vancouver win end these series


Vegas [1 seed] wins series 4-1 over Chicago [8 seed].
Tampa Bay Lightning [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Columbus Blue Jackets [7 seed]
Colorado Avalanche [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Arizona Coyotes [7 seed]
Boston Bruins [4 seed] wins series 4-1 over Carolina Hurricanes [5 seed]
New York Islanders [6 seed] wins series over Washington Capitals [3 seed]
Dallas Stars [3 seed] wins series over Calgary Flames [6 seed]
Philadelphia Flyers [ 1 seed ] win series over Montreal Canadiens [8 seed]

Good luck gentlemen.
 
#51
A Vancouver win tonight or in game 7 tightens this right up for an interesting finish for most of the group. A Blues win puts a few guys quite a bit ahead and will leave not much of a race left for the group. I didn't realize when setting this up how important the first round was going to be pointwise.
 
#52
If Vancouver holds on were looking at this scenario for the 2nd round.
[Canucks up 4-0 in the late minutes of the 2nd period as I'm typing this]

1st game of the 2nd round [Col-Dallas] is tomorrow [Sat] at 8 PM so you don't have a lot of time to get your pics in.
I'm just waiting on the official seedings

Vegas
Vancouver

Philadelphia
NY Islanders

Tampa Bay
Boston

Colorado
Dallas
 
#53
8 1st rounds series complete.

Points-Contestant

18-EJD
15-Kane
15-Sharky
13-Bushay
13-Kelly
12-WildBill
10-Yisman
09-ForrestHill
09-RichSox
08-Try
08-Puckhandler
04-Mr B


2 games on Thursday
Isles win series vs Caps 4-1



Friday

Philly at Montreal
Philly wins series 4-2

MONTREAL [8 seed] [Kane-RichSox-EJD-Forrest]
PHILADELPHIA [1 seed] [Bushay-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-MrB-Sharkey-]

St Louis at Vancouver
Vancouver wins series 4-2

VANCOUVER [5 seed] [Bushay-Sharkey-EJD]
ST LOUIS [4 seed] [Kane-Try-Kelly-Puck-WildBill-Yisman-RichSox-MrB-Forrest]



Vegas [1 seed] wins series 4-1 over Chicago [8 seed].
Tampa Bay Lightning [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Columbus Blue Jackets [7 seed]
Colorado Avalanche [2 seed] wins series 4-1 over Arizona Coyotes [7 seed]
Boston Bruins [4 seed] wins series 4-1 over Carolina Hurricanes [5 seed]
New York Islanders [6 seed] wins series over Washington Capitals [3 seed]
Dallas Stars [3 seed] wins series over Calgary Flames [6 seed]
Philadelphia Flyers [ 1 seed ] win series over Montreal Canadiens [8 seed]
Vancouver Canucks [ 5 seed] wins series over St. Louis Blues [4 seed]

Good luck gentlemen.
 
#55
Ok, I'm not seeing a reseeding and we only have till 8 tonight to do this so I believe this is how the reseeding would be.

1-Vegas
4-Vancouver

1-Philadelphia
4-NY Islanders

2-Tampa Bay
3-Boston

2-Colorado
3-Dallas
 
#58
Now I'm seeing ESPN and NHL.com showing the original seedings from round one instead or reseeding.

Shows Islanders and Vancouver as both a 7 seed as it was in round 1

I think we should use these original rankings or seedings

I think its better for everyone to use these seedings.

1-Vegas
7-Vancouver

1-Philadelphia
7-NY Islanders

2-Tampa Bay
3-Boston

2-Colorado
3-Dallas

If you've already submitted your round 2 selections and would like to change, you have one change before game 1 of round 2 starts at 8PM est.

Only effects Kelly, TRY3, and myself.
 
#60
I have 10 this way and would've had using correct strategy for seeding. No difference in the end.

7-Vancouver

7-NY Islanders

2-Tampa Bay

2-Colorado
 
#63
I think I barely made it as I saw on espn.com the clock on the game score go from 20:00 minutes to running after I posted as I went to the Espn website to see if the game had started or not, hoping that it hadn't, after I posted my picks (currently at the library with no TV access). Then went back here to write this note.

Your call Bushay. The time on the computer was 5:21 pm when the clock stated moving on the Espn website.
 
#65
I think I barely made it as I saw on espn.com the clock on the game score go from 20:00 minutes to running after I posted as I went to the Espn website to see if the game had started or not, hoping that it hadn't, after I posted my picks (currently at the library with no TV access). Then went back here to write this note.

Your call Bushay. The time on the computer was 5:21 pm when the clock stated moving on the Espn website.
I'm ok with it. Plus your pick is currently down 3-1 as I'm typing this so unless someone else has an issue your good to go.
 
#66
Clean sweep tonight as Dallas wins and everyone who submitted picks were on Colorado.

Points-Contestant

18-EJD
15-Kane
15-Sharky
13-Bushay
13-Kelly
12-WildBill
10-Yisman
09-ForrestHill
09-RichSox
08-Try
08-Puckhandler
04-Mr B

Saturday

Dallas [ 3 seed]
Colorado [2 seed] Kelly-Bushay-Try3-Yisman-Kane-ForrestHill


Sunday 2 games both in the evening.

8 PM est
Boston [ 3 seed] Kelly-Bushay-Kane-ForrestHill
Tampa [2 seed] Try3-Yisman

10:30 PM est
Vancouver [ 7 seed] Kelly-Try3-Yisman-ForrestHill
Vegas [ 1 seed ] Bushay-Kane

Monday

7 PM
NY Islanders [ 7 seed ] Kelly-Bushay-Try3-Yisman-ForrestHill-Kane
Philly [ 1 seed ]
 
#70
I'm ok with it. Plus your pick is currently down 3-1 as I'm typing this so unless someone else has an issue your good to go.
Thanks Bushay.

FWIW the time of my post #62 with the picks was 5:20 Pacific Daylight TIme ( 8;20 eastern time), right before the puck was dropped with no score. If I was trying to game it, which I wasn't, I certainly wouldn't pick the losing side in an on going game. I simply thought the game time was 5:30 pm Pacific, which was my mistake. Luckily (apparently not -- as my pick lost) I barely got it in on time.

Thanks, again.
 
#71
Second Round 3-1Vegas Golden Knights lead Vancouver Canucks View Matchup »

Vancouver [ 7 seed] Kelly-Try3-Yisman-ForrestHill
Vegas [ 1 seed ] Bushay-Kane

Second Round 3-1Dallas Stars lead Colorado Avalanche View Matchup »

Dallas [ 3 seed]
Colorado [2 seed] Kelly-Bushay-Try3-Yisman-Kane-ForrestHill

Second Round 3-1New York Islanders lead Philadelphia Flyers View Matchup »

NY Islanders [ 7 seed ] Kelly-Bushay-Try3-Yisman-ForrestHill-Kane
Philly [ 1 seed ]

Second Round 3-1Tampa Bay Lightning lead Boston Bruins View Matchup »

Boston [ 3 seed] Kelly-Bushay-Kane-ForrestHill
Tampa [2 seed] Try3-Yisman

Current Standings

18-EJD
15-Kane
15-Sharky
13-Bushay
13-Kelly
12-WildBill
10-Yisman
09-ForrestHill
09-RichSox
08-Try
08-Puckhandler
04-Mr B
 

Bushay

NHL Expert
#72
Current Standings

18-EJD
15-Kane
15-Sharky
13-Bushay
13-Kelly
12-WildBill
12-Yisman
10-Try
09-ForrestHill
09-RichSox
08-Puckhandler
04-Mr B

Monday action
TB knocks out the Bruins
Colorado extends series
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Second Round 3-1Vegas Golden Knights lead Vancouver Canucks View Matchup »

Vancouver [ 7 seed] Kelly-Try3-Yisman-ForrestHill
Vegas [ 1 seed ] Bushay-Kane

Second Round 3-2Dallas Stars lead Colorado Avalanche View Matchup »

Dallas [ 3 seed]
Colorado [2 seed] Kelly-Bushay-Try3-Yisman-Kane-ForrestHill

Second Round 3-1New York Islanders lead Philadelphia Flyers View Matchup »

NY Islanders [ 7 seed ] Kelly-Bushay-Try3-Yisman-ForrestHill-Kane
Philly [ 1 seed ]

Second Round 4-1Tampa Bay Lightning wins over Boston Bruins View Matchup »

Boston [ 3 seed] Kelly-Bushay-Kane-ForrestHill
Tampa [2 seed] Try3-Yisman
 

Bushay

NHL Expert
#76
Dallas/Colorado about to possibly go to OT but not much will change in the standings no matter who wins this one. A Colorado win tightens things a bit up top. A Dallas win and no one had them so no change in the standings at all.
 

Bushay

NHL Expert
#78

Bushay

NHL Expert
#79
OK. Were now into round 3 of 4. If you want to hide your selections till after we've all posted I think that's a good idea. We should have done that last round actually. I wasn't thinking at the time. Someone not in the contest like maybe Computer Bob? if he's interested. If not we'll find another.

Interesting Conference Finals games both for the league and this little contest. The Islander 7 seed makes this wide open still.

Western Conference final starts Sunday at 8PM EST. [That's tomorrow]. I haven't heard yet as I'm typing this but I'm assuming the Eastern Conference Final is Monday.

Please have your Picks in by Sunday at 8PM.

Dallas [3 seed]
Vegas [1 seed]

NY Islanders [7 seed]
Tampa Bay [1 seed]

Current Standings

23-Kane
21-Bushay
20-Kelly
19-Yisman
18-EJD
17-Try
16-ForrestHill
15-Sharky
12-WildBill
09-RichSox
08-Puckhandler
04-Mr B
 
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