Dobber Hockey Experts Panel, NHL Playoffs 2017 – Round 3

Michael Clifford

2017-05-12

The Dobber Hockey panel selects their winners for the 2017 Conference Finals. 

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Like others around the hockey world, the Dobber Playoff Panel did not feature a single member that went four-for-four on their second-round picks. Only Mario Prata, Cam Robinson, Chris Wassel, and Kevin Wickersham picked Pittsburgh to advanced past Washington, but three of them had New York defeating Ottawa, while Prata had Edmonton over Anaheim. Half of the field had both Edmonton and Washington winning their respective series. The consensus of all 18 people on the panel went just one-for-four, picking just Nashville correctly. That brings the lifetime record of consensus series-picking here at Dobber to 78-38.

To review those picks, just click here.

A lot of words can describe the Conference Semi-Finals for 2017, but boring is not of them.

The Conference Finals begin Friday night with Nashville visiting Anaheim. Here are the picks for the second round for each Dobber analyst, as well as the consensus picks:

Agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments.

About the Panel…

Dobber launched this website in 2005 after he was the fantasy hockey columnist for The Hockey News website, The Fantasy Sports Network, and a contributor to The Forecaster. DobberHockey has since grown into the Dobber Sports Network and has work can be found across the Internet, including on Sportsnet.

Steve Laidlaw is the managing editor of DobberHockey, with work that is also found at Sportsnet and Puck Daddy.

Ian Gooding is an associate editor of DobberHockey and his stuff can be found here every Sunday. He also contributes to many other sites, including Sportsnet.

Mario Prata is the manager of special projects and marketing for Dobber Sports. He is also a co-founder of the famous Forecaster magazine.

Mike Clifford is an associate editor of DobberHockey and contributor for Rotowire and other fantasy hockey ventures such as Project Roto. Along with Neil Parker, his work can be found here throughout the summer while Steve Laidlaw is on leave.

Neil Parker is an associate editor of DobberHockey and senior contributor for Rotowire and other fantasy hockey ventures. Along with Mike Clifford, his work can be found here throughout the summer while Steve Laidlaw is on leave.

Adam Daly-Frey pens the Looking Ahead column that is found here every Friday.

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Adam Mark is our resident prognosticator, penning the weekly Saturday NHL Picks column.

Alex MacLean writes the salary cap column Capped, which can be found here every Thursday.