NSH 0-0 CHI
STL 0-0 MIN
CGY 0-0 ANA
SJS 0-0 EDM
TOR 0-0 WSH
CBJ 0-0 PIT
NYR 0-0 MON
BOS 0-0 OTT
|Team||Strength||Round 2||Round 3||Finals||Cup|
It's time once again to see if I can outsmart the masses and pick the winner of a major league sport's playoff tournament. I'm sure Washington is a popular pick this year, but seeing Minnesota coming out of the West was a little surprising, given that they are a #2 team. But, they've got the goal differential my system rewards, as well as a relatively easy first round opponent, my St. Louis Blues.
I didn't run this during the full playoffs last year, so I don't know how good I should expect an initial projection to be. I'm using a home ice advantage of 55%, which scales up or down the win percentage chance determined by strengths alone.
Hopefully I got all the abbreviations set to the normal ones used by the teams. I had COL for Columbus until I remembered that's usually Colorado. CAL also didn't look right for Calgary, now properly CGY.