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2022 NHL Fearless Playoff Predictions Final Results

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TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 26: A general view of the rink after the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game Six of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 26, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

We’re Talkin’ Avs!

Five years after being the worst team in the National Hockey League, the Colorado Avalanche are now the best hockey team in the league. On the planet. In existence.

With their third Stanley Cup championship in franchise history and the first in 21 years, the Avalanche were impressive this spring and summer. 

As were the Tampa Bay Lightning, who ended up winning 11 playoff series in-a-row, and just came up short in their bid for a third straight Stanley Cup.

Also impressive is our NHL Fearless Playoff Predictions Pool Winner…Ladies and Gentlemen…Steve Kouleas!

He went a stunning 14-for-15 in series picks, and recorded 30 points overall, to edge Jonathan Davis, and Scott Laughlin. Honourable mention to Dave McCarthy, who went 13-for-15.

Here are the final standings for 2022.  See you next Spring.

  • Steve Kouleas               30 points (14 for 15 series picked)
  • Jonathan Davis             28 points (12 for 15)
  • Scott Laughlin               28 points (12 for 15)
  • Dave McCarthy             23 points (13 for 15)
  • Bernie Corbett              22 points (12 for 15)
  • Dennis Bernstein          21 points (9 for 15)
  • Mick Kern                      20 points (11 for 15)
  • Gord Stellick                  19 points (9 for 15)
  • Peter Berce                    19 points (8 for 15)
  • Mike Lippa                     19  points (8 for 15)
  • Jim Gordon                    18 points (11 for 15)
  • Joe Thistel                      17 points (11 for 15)
  • Jesse Ralph                    17 points (9 for 15)
  • Shane Malloy                16 points (9 for 15)
  • Tyler Madarasz             15 points (10 for 15)
  • Bruce Bolton                 15 points (9 for 15)
  • Jake Hahn                      15 points (9 for 15)

Keep in mind this was not a bracket challenge.  We submitted our predictions round-by-round.  And note that everybody picked above the .500 line.

FEARLESS STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTION CHAMPIONS
2022 Champion – STEVE KOULEAS

2021 Champion – Bruce Bolton (2)
2020 Champion – Dennis Bernstein
2019 Champion – Jim Gordon
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


46 points is the maximum number of points one can achieve. Mike Lippa holds the record with 36 points in 2016.  Steve Kouleas holds the record for most series successful picked at 14-for-15 in 2022.

  • 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 2022 Stanley Cup winner
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the 2022 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 2022 Stanley Cup winner before the playoffs begin
  • 3 points for correctly choosing the 2022 Conn Smythe winner before the playoffs begin

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