Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's playoff time! And that means one thing... a CONTEST!

It's the absolute best time of the year, playoff hockey time. Hockey has the most exciting playoffs of any sport. My adrenaline may not calm down until June. And to celebrate, and because of the immense success of last years contest, Waxaholic is going to hold it's 2nd Annual Hockey Playoff Contest! And just like last year, you don't have to know anything about, or follow, hockey. Just be a lucky guesser. If I remember right, the winner last year did not watch hockey and gave the prize away to a friend. So if you think you can't enter, you're wrong.
All I ask is that you either click the "follow" button over on the right hand side, or send me an email, or both.... just so I have a way to contact you. Either one, your choice. Even you readers that don't have your own blog and don't say anything in the comments... you can enter too.

This year will be divided into two parts. You must enter both parts to be eligible for the prize. The first part is now, and you have until Wednesday evening to enter.
Enter by leaving a comment on this post. What do you have to say in the comment? I'm glad you asked.

Simply pick the winning teams from the first round matchups of the 2010 NHL playoffs, and predict (that means guess) how many games the series will go. All NHL playoff series are the best of seven games.

In the Prince of Wales Conference (East) we have

#1 Washington Capitals vs #8 Montreal Canadiens
#2 New Jersey Devils vs #7 Philadelphia Flyers
#3 Buffalo Sabres vs #6 Boston Bruins
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Ottawa Senators

In the Clarence Campbell Conference (West) we have

#1 San Jose Sharks vs #8 Colorado Avalanche
#2 Chicago Blackhawks vs #7 Nashville Predators
#3 Vancouver Canucks vs #6 Los Angeles Kings
#4 Phoenix Coyotes vs #5 Detroit Red Wings


So there you have it, pick one team from each matchup, pick a number between 4 and 7 for each, and Bob's your uncle.

Good Luck, part two will be up near the end of the first round (10 days or so) and I'll have my review and predictions up on Thursday.

19 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

#1 Washington Capitals DEFEAT #8 Montreal Canadiens 4-1
#2 New Jersey Devils DEFEAT #7 Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
#6 Boston Bruins Defeat #3 Buffalo Sabres 4-3
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins DEFEAT #5 Ottawa Senators 4-2

In the Clarence Campbell Conference (West) we have

#1 San Jose Sharks DEFEAT #8 Colorado Avalanche 4-0
#2 Chicago Blackhawks DEFEAT #7 Nashville Predators 4-0
#3 Vancouver Canucks DEFEAT #6 Los Angeles Kings 4-2
#5 Detroit Red Wings Defeat #4 Phoeniz Coyotes 4-2

Roy said...

Caps defeat (your) Habs in 6 games.
Devils defeat Killadelphia in 5.
Sabres top Bruins in 4 (BOLD?! Or do I just hate Boston?)
Penguins defeat Sens in 5.

Sharks over Avs in 4. Sorry Craig Anderson.
Hawks beat Preds in 4.
Canucks beat Kings in 6 games.
Wings beat Phoenix in 6.

dogfacedgremlin said...

Caps over Canadiens in 4
Flyers over Devils in 5
Bruins over Sabres in 6
Pens over Sens in 6

Sharks over Avs in 4
Hawks over Preds in 5
Kings over Canucks in 7
Wings over Coyotes in 6

dfwbuck2 said...

caps in 4
devils in 5
sabes in 6
pens in 7

sharks in 7
hawks in 6
kings in 7
wings in 5

dayf said...

Poncy Prince Partition
Patriotic Americans over Frenchy Hosers in 5
Satanic Guidos over Airborne Phillies in 6
Bison Cutlery over Beaneating Bears in 7
Steeltown Sidneys over Crooked Politicians in 6

Chilly Clarence Conference
"When the hell did the Sharks get good?" over "Is Patrick Roy still playing?" in 6
"The stinkin BLACKHAWKS are in the playoffs?? No Effing way!" over "What the hell is a hockey team doing in Nashville? Move 'em to Winnipeg." in 5
"Why are there two useless teams in California with the same name?" over "Nice Olympics buddy, stick to curling." in 7
"Gordie Howe can still play in the League!" over "Arizona hasn't seen Ice since the glaciers receded three million years ago. Move 'em to Moose Jaw." in 6

Dan said...

Capitals over Canadiens in 5
Devils over Flyers in 6
Sabres over Bruins in 7
Penguins over Senators in 5

Sharks over Avalanche in 6
Blackhawks over Predators in 4
Canucks over Kings in 7
Red Wings over Coyotes in 6

The Coyotes and Kings are in the playoffs this year?? I have to start watching Western Conference games.

Long live the Patrick Division!

night owl said...

Let's see if I do better this year:

1 v. 8: Caps beat Habs in 5
2 v. 7: Devils beat Flyers (can't both these teams lose?) in 7
3 v. 6: Sabres beat Cubbies in 6
4 vs. 5: Pens beat Sens in 5

1 v. 8: Sharks beat Avs in 6
2 v. 7: Hawks beat Predators in 7
3 v. 6: Kings beat Canucks in 6
4 v. 5: Red Wings beat Yotes in 6

gcrl said...

caps in 5
devils in 6
sabres in 6
pens in 6

sharks in 4
blackhawks in 5
kings in 6
wings in 6

firstngoal said...

Hmmm...I'm not much of a Hockey follower, but let's take a crack at this anyway (I love free cards!):

Washinton over Montreal in 4
New Jersey over Philadelphia in 7
Buffalo over Boston in 6
Pittsburgh over Ottawa in 5

San Jose over Colorado in 5
Chicago over Nashville in 7
Vancouver over LA in 7
Detroit over Phoenix in 4

shanediaz82 said...

East

Capitals in 5 (sorry buddy)
New Jersey Devils in 7
Boston Bruins in 6
Pittsburgh Penguins in 5

West

San Jose Sharks finally win a series, in 4 too, a sweep!
Chicago Blackhawks in 4 also a sweep!
Los Angeles Kings in 5
Detroit Red Wings in 5

BA Benny said...

Caps in 5
Devils in 6
Sabres in 6
Pens in 5

Sharks in 5
Blackhawks in 4
Canucks in 7
Coyotes in 6

Justin G. said...

East:
Caps in 4
Devils in 5
Sabres in 6
Penguins in 5

West:
Sharks in 6
Blackhawks in 5
Kings in 7
Red Wings in 5

Non playoff winners: The Lightning for wasting zero time in sacking Tocchet and Lawton. Bring Yzerman to Tampa!

Jeremy said...

Washington in 5
New Jersey in 4
Buffalo in 6
Pittsburgh in 6

San Jose in 6
Chicago in 6
Vancouver in 7
Detroit in 7

RoofGod said...

Lets see if I can do better this year.

Washington in 4
New Jersey in 6
Buffalo in 7
Pittsburgh in 5

San Jose in 5
Chicago in 6
Vancouver in 5
Detroit in 6

The Wax Wombat said...

Da winners are!

East:

#1 Washington Capitals (5 games)
#2 New Jersey Devils (6 games)
#3 Buffalo Sabres (5 games)
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins (4 games)

West:
#1 San Jose Sharks (5 games)
#2 Chicago Blackhawks (7 games)
#6 Los Angeles Kings (4 games)
#5 Detroit Red Wings (4 games)

Thanks for the contest :)

cynicalbuddha said...

I'm in I'm in maybe this will make we watch all the playoffs.
POWC
#1 Candians over Capitals in 5
#2 Devils over Flyers in 5
#3 Bruins over Sabers in 6
#4 Penguins over Senators in 4

CCC
#1 Avalanche over Sharks in 5
#2 Blackhawks over Preds in 4
#3 Canaucks over Kings in 6
#4 Red wings over Coyotes in 4
enjoy your cake

Sal said...

In the Prince of Wales Conference (East) we have

#1 Washington Capitals vs #8 Montreal Canadiens - CAPITALS IN 4
#2 New Jersey Devils vs #7 Philadelphia Flyers - FLYERS IN 6
#3 Buffalo Sabres vs #6 Boston Bruins - BRUINS IN 6
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Ottawa Senators - PENGUINS IN 4

In the Clarence Campbell Conference (West) we have

#1 San Jose Sharks vs #8 Colorado Avalanche - SHARKS IN 7
#2 Chicago Blackhawks vs #7 Nashville Predators - BLACKHAWKS IN 5
#3 Vancouver Canucks vs #6 Los Angeles Kings - KINGS IN 6
#4 Phoenix Coyotes vs #5 Detroit Red Wings - RED WINGS IN 6

madding said...

Capitals over Canadiens 4-2
Devils over Flyers 4-2
Bruns over Sabres 4-3
Penguins over Senators 4-2

Sharks eat Avalanche 4-0
Blackhawks over Predators 4-1
Canucks over Kings 4-3
Red Wings over Coyotes 4-2

Dr Steven Ibbotson said...

Washington over Mtl in 6
NJ over Phil in 6
Buffalo over Bos in 5
Pitts over Ottawa in 7

San Jose over Colorado in 5
Chicago over Nashville in 7
Vancouver over LA in 6
Detroit over Phoenix in 6