NHL Network Radio Presents The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions Finale

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07:  Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The 12th Edition of the World Famous, Award Winning SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions is now over…and Joe Thistel’s patience with the Washington Capitals paid off big time for him.

He was the only person in our pool to pick the Caps to win the Stanley Cup when we first made our predictions back in mid-April.

Ben Minor and Shane Malloy led with most correct series picked, each going 12 for 15.

Here is the point system…46 points would constitute a perfect score.  Mike Lippa set the record with 36 points back in 2016. This was not a bracket challenge; we submitted new picks before each round.

  • 1 point for correctly choosing the winner of each 1st round series
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the winner of each 2nd round series
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the winner of each 3rd round series
  • 3 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Stanley Cup winner
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Conn Smythe winner
  • 1 point for correctly choosing how long a series goes, but only if one also correctly picks that series’ winning team
  • 3 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Stanley Cup winner before the playoffs begin
  • 3 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Conn Smythe winner before the playoffs begin

 

PLAYOFF PICK CHAMPIONS OVER THE YEARS

2018 Champion – Joe Thistel (3)
2017 Champion – Peter Berce (2)
2016 Champion – Mike Lippa
2015 Champions – Peter Berce & Nick Alberga
2014 Champion – Joe Thistel (2)
2013 Champion – Bruce Bolton
2012 Champion – Mick Kern (4)
2011 Champion – Joe Thistel
2010 Champions – Scott Laughlin (2) & Shawn Lavigne

2009 Champions – Scott Laughlin & Mick Kern (3)
2008 Champion – Mick Kern (2)
2007 Champions – Mike Ross & Mick Kern

Here are the 2018 Final Standings…

JOE THISTEL – 30 points (11 for 15)
BEN MINER – 24 points (12 for 15)
SHANE MALLOY – 23 points (12 for 15)
MICK KERN – 21 points (10 for 15)
RYAN PATON – 20 points (10 for 15)
JONATHAN DAVIS – 19 points (8 for 15)
JEFF DOMET – 18 points (11 for 15)
TYLER MADARASZ – 18 points (10 for 15)
TERRY MERCURY – 17 points (10 for 15)
RUSS COHEN – 17 points (9 for 15)
MICHAEL LIPPA – 16 points (9 for 15)
PETER BERCE – 15 points (9 for 15)
BRUCE BOLTON – 13 points (9 for 15)
JIM GORDON – 13 points (9 for 15)
STEVE KOULEAS – 13 points (8 for 15)
SCOTT LAUGHLIN – 13 points (8 for 15)
JESSE RALPH – 12 points (9 for 15)
BRETT INNIS – 12 points (8 for 15)
NICK ALBERGA – 12 points (7 for 15)
MICHELLE STURINO – 12 points (7 for 15)
2007 CANADIAN QUARTER – 7 points (6 for 15)
JAKE HAHN – 7 points (6 for 15)

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