Of the series concluded in the first round of the 2015-2016 NHL playoffs, the team with the better Advnaced Bracton score prevailed in 6 out of 8 playoff series. The only two that did not were Chicago and Florida. This is similar to the results seen last post-season (7/8) and in 2014 (6/8). It seems that teams geared toward mistake minimization have a tendency to win playoff series. This seems intuitive, but we continue to marvel at how many hockey mavens do not seem to grasp this concept. To wit: (and how could 3/4 of these guys have ANA going to the finals?)
How about this from Fox Sports – LOL “less than stellar” indeed
This is sort of hilarious….
NHL Playoff Predictions 2016: Picks, Analysis For Every Round 1 Series
This is a little better…sort of
Bleacher report got half of it right
NHL Playoffs 2016: Schedule, Stanley Cup Bracket Format and Predictions
Three of these writers got 6/8, the rest…..not so much
And then of course there are our friends at Puck Daddy – Other than “Dobber” Dobbs (who got 7/8), this is exactly what we would expect…..with the editor Wyshynski pulling down a whopping three correct predictions….Love it!