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Some reflection, before more predictions:
In the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, my predictions went—-wait. 8-0? Can that possibly be right?
Deeeeeaaamn. I shoulda bet on that, I guess.
I guess it’d be pretty hard to finish below .500 at this point, so I got that going for me.
And where’d we end up on the gambling? Not where we were trying to get, team. There’s some work to be done ahead. (I’ll make the new bets today/tomorrow and post them. Gamble along with me, friends!)
Bet one: Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes will play MORE than 5.5 games
This bet was so quickly lost and so incredibly wrong they should require me to deposit more money and give it to them.
Outcome: Detroit swept Phoenix. LOSS.
Wager: $10 to profit $5.71 ($15.71)
Bet two: Jordan Staal will tally more than 3.5 points
I thought this series would go long, which would mean he’d have a lot of games (and minutes) to score. I was right. Staal ate the offensive big one.
Outcome: He had three points. LOSS.
Wager: $10 to profit $8.70 ($18.70)
Bet three: The Montreal Canadiens will lose in the first round
I escaped this one, as did the Bruins, by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin.
Outcome: B’s pull it out in overtime. WIN. Here comes the comeback.
Wager: $10 to profit $4.55 ($14.55)
Bet four: Of the eight 5 through 8 seeds, LESS than 2.5 will advance
BOOM. I even called the teams that wouldn’t make it. Not to toot my horn, but, BLAAAAAAAAAAT /poorly blows into a trumpet. That’s as right as I’ll ever be.
Outcome: Nashville and Tampa made it, no one else. WIN.
Wager: $10 to profit $12 ($22.00)
Bet five: Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins will play MORE than 5.5 games
Outcome: Series went seven games. WIN.
Wager: $10 to profit $5.26 ($15.26)
Total wager: $50
Outcome: The outcome of all my efforts were hilarious – I made a profit of $1.81. Yes, one dollar and eighty-one cents.
I guess it’s better than moving in the other direction, though. Time to step my game up in round two!
My predictions will post on Puck Daddy, and when they do, I’ll link to it. That contains my explanations, which I feel some of my picks need (like the length of the Washington series). As follows, however:
(1) Washington Capitals vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning: Washington in five (not a knock on Tampa, Washington looks gooood)
(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (3) Boston Bruins: Boston in seven (Can’t bet on Philly’s goaltending. Just can’t. Also, took B’s to make finals, soooo)
(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (5) Nashville Predators: Vancouver in six (six was generous to Nashville I think)
(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings: Detroit in seven (rested vets, Datsyuk is super-human)
Who ya got?