NHL Network Radio’s 2018 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

STANLEY CUP

It’s the 12th Edition of the World Famous, Award Winning SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions and it’s time for the 2018 Stanley Cup Final…Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals.

This is not a bracket challenge.  We have submitted new picks before each round.

As a refresher, here is the point system…46 points would constitute a perfect score.  Mike Lippa set the standard with 36 points back in 2016.  You could look it up.

  • 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

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

And now…the 2018 Stanley Cup Final predictions…we’ve included the original Stanley Cup champion picks made by each person, only if the team is still standing.

 

BEN MINER – 19 points
(7 for 8 1st round/3 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 6
Alexander Ovechkin wins the Conn Smythe Trophy

SHANE MALLOY – 18 points
(8 for 8 1st round/3 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 7
Alex Ovechkin

JOE THISTEL – 18 points
(5 for 8 1st round/4 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 5
Alex Ovechkin
Initial pick – STANLEY CUP CHAMPION: Washington Capitals
CONN SMYTHE WINNER: Alexander Ovechkin – Washington

JEFF DOMET – 18 points
(7 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 5
Marc-Andre Fleury

MICHAEL LIPPA – 16 points
(went 7 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 in the 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

MICK KERN – 16 points
(6 for 8 1st round/3 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 7
Alexander Ovechkin

RYAN PATON – 15 points
(6 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 7
Alex Ovechkin

PETER BERCE – 15 points
(5 for 8 1st round/4 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

JONATHAN DAVIS – 14 points
(6 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 6
Alex Ovechkin

BRUCE BOLTON – 13 points
(7 for 8 1st round/1 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 7
Marc Andre-Fleury
Initial pick – STANLEY CUP CHAMPION: Vegas Golden Knights
CONN SMYTHE WINNER: Marc-Andre Fleury

JIM GORDON – 13 points
(6 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 5
Marc-Andre Fleury

TYLER MADARASZ – 13 points
(6 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 6
Alex Ovechkin

STEVE KOULEAS – 13 points
(5 for 8 1st round/3 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

SCOTT LAUGHLIN – 13 points
(7 for 8 1st round /1 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

NICK ALBERGA – 12 points
(4 for 8 1st round/3 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

JESSE RALPH – 12 points
(6 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

MICHELLE STURINO – 12 points
(6 for 8 1st round & 1 for 4 2nd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

TERRY MERCURY – 12 points
(7 for 8 1st round/2 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)
Washington in 6
Alexander Ovechkin

BRETT INNIS – 12 points
(6 for 8 1st round /1 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
On Vacation…so Alexander Kern pinch hit
Vegas in 4
Marc-Andre Fleury

RUSS COHEN – 12 points
(5 for 8 1st round/1 for 4 2nd round/2 for 2 3rd round)
Capitals in 5
Marc-Andre Fleury

2007 CANADIAN QUARTER – 7 points
(4 for 8 1st round/1 for 4 2nd round/1 for 2 3rd round)
Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

JAKE HAHN – 7 points
(6 for 8 1st round/0 for 4 2nd round/0 for 2 3rd round)

Vegas in 6
Marc-Andre Fleury

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