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There will be a new Stanley Cup winner in 2012, since the Bruins will not be back in the final to defend their title. However, a pair of Game 7’s on Thursday allowed two first-round favorites in the Rangers and Devils to avoid the upset virus that has inflicted damage on top-seeded teams and many playoff hockey pools.
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If you are like me and trust the oddsmakers, you would have loaded up on Penguins and Canucks in your playoff pool this year. However, an infinite number of betting lines and playoff pools have gone topsy-turvy with the surprise early exits of the two teams that many predicted would meet in the Stanley Cup Final. If we want to find out what this Stanley Cup Final series would have been like, you’ll need to play it out on NHL 12; or if you seldom touch video games (like me), on your table hockey game.
Before we look ahead, let’s look back at what went wrong for these two favorites.
Even though the majority of experts picked Nashville to defeat Detroit, the Red Wings were easily the sexier team when it came to playoff pools. On paper, the Predators don’t possess the equivalent of the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, or even Johan Franzen. In addition, it’s difficult to pass up on Nicklas Lidstrom in any playoff pool, for all that he has accomplished in his career. But will be strange not seeing the Red Wings in their usual spot in the second round of the playoffs.
Just because I can’t get enough playoff pools, here are the results of a playoff fantasy draft that I was lucky enough to participate in yesterday.
The league settings are as follows: 8 teams, head-to-head, 3 forwards, 3 defensemen, 3 forwards/defensemen, and 1 goalie. A total of ten free agent moves are allowed to be made during the playoffs, as any non-drafted players remain on the waiver wire.
Some of the scoring settings are as follows: two points for a goal, one point for an assist, three points for a win, and one point for a shutout. A point of less than one is added for each shot on goal, plus/minus, and save. A point of less than one is subtracted for each penalty minute, goal allowed, and goalie loss.
If you’re interested in setting up your own pool, you’ll want to check out fantasypostseason.com, where I’ve set up this league.