Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Who you picked

There have been roughly 4,500 votes cast in the two polls I've been running on who will win the first-round series in the East and West, and for the most part, public opinion heavily favours the favourites.

Here are the results so far:

Eastern Conference
Montreal 93.2%
Boston 6.8%

Pittsburgh 85.2%
Ottawa 14.8%

Washington 79.2%
Philadelphia 20.8%

N.Y. Rangers 63.9%
New Jersey 36.1%

Western Conference
Detroit 91.1%
Nashville 8.9%

San Jose 82.6%
Calgary 17.4%

Colorado 57.2%
Minnesota 42.8%

Anaheim 74.0%
Dallas 26.0%

Other than the Avalanche-Wild, there appears to be a lot of agreement all around.



At 3:56 p.m., April 08, 2008, Anonymous mbourque said...

According to everyone, Nashville has a better shot of upsetting Detriot than Boston does Montreal. Ouch. I guess 11 straight losses will do that.

At 3:58 p.m., April 08, 2008, Blogger S said...

I think that the Caps are a good team, but not necessarily a great one. The Flyers lead the season series, and both teams have been hot down the stretch. That most people are certain the Caps will win-- by an 80% to 20% spread-- just shows up much the media influences decisions. On paper, the tie breaker has been Huet and Ovechkin, so I give the advantage to DC, but their inexperience is more than likely to make them the Pittsburgh of this year. As long as Biron doesn't implode, I say Flyers in 6.

At 4:03 p.m., April 08, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) The Flyers won the season series? Guess that depends on which team perspective you look at: Flyers were 2-1-1, the Caps 2-2. That silly OT loss muddies the water
2) We'd agree that this series is NO slam dunk for either team! A lot are jumping on the Caps bandwagon!

At 8:43 p.m., April 08, 2008, Blogger bradley said...

I'm surprised as well that the Caps seem to be running away with the votes here; I think of all the first round matchups, this is probably the most likely to go to 7 (ok, maybe not as likely as NY-NJ, but close). But I agree that the Caps can take it. They may have similar inexperience as the Pens did last year (although Fedorov is going to help a great deal here), but they have much better goaltending than the Pens did. And, of course, Philly isn't a team full of vets themselves. These two teams have are very similar, and this series is going to be hard fought and possibly the most exciting of the first round.


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