ROUND 2 – DobberHockey Experts Panel – NHL Playoffs 2018

by Mario Prata on April 26, 2018
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The DobberHockey panel makes their second-round selections for the 2018 Playoffs.

With postseason action set to resume in just a few hours, it's time for a fresh round of picks from the writers and editors that make up the DobberHockey panel.

For a brief analysis of the first round results, let's mention that, individually, none of the writers went 8-0 in their selections but that six of them did come close with 7-1 showings: Dobber, Michael Clifford, Mario Prata, Cam Robinson, Christopher Kane and Chris Liggio. Meanwhile, consensus-wise, the panel finished with a 6-2 record as the series wins by Washington and Vegas weren't initially anticipated by the majority. For a refresher, you can go here for the complete Round 1 selections.

 

So, without further ado, here are the Round 2 matchups:

Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs Boston Bruins (A2)
Washington Capitals (M1) vs Pittsburgh Penguins * (M2)

Western Conference
Nashville (C1) vs Winnipeg Jets (C2)
Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs San Jose (P3)

* Defending Stanley Cup champion

 

And, just below, the Round 2 picks with the Consenus board included in the bottom row. Of particular note there, the exciting expansion Vegas Golden Knights, whom the majority of writers see as a favorite to move on to Round 3 with a sound win over San Jose:

 

Dobber
Round 2:
Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 7
Winnipeg in 7
Vegas in 5
Steve Laidlaw
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Nashville in 7
San Jose in 6
Ian Gooding
Round 2:
Tampa Bay in 7
Pittsburgh in 7
Nashville in 7
Vegas in 6
Michael Clifford
Round 2:
Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 6
Winnipeg in 7
San Jose in 6
Mario Prata
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Winnipeg in 6
Vegas in 6
Cam Robinson
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Nashville in 7
Vegas in 6
Eric Daoust
Round 2:
Boston in 7
Washington in 6
Nashville in 6
Vegas in 5
Tom Collins
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Nashville in 6
San Jose in 5
Adam Daly-Frey
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Washington in 7
Winnipeg in 6
Vegas in 5
Rick Roos
Round 2:
Tampa Bay in 5
Pittsburgh in 5
Nashville in 5
San Jose in 7
Alexander MacLean
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 5
Nashville in 6
Vegas in 5
Brennan Des
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Washington in 7
Winnipeg in 7
San Jose in 7
Brad Phillips
Round 2:
Tampa Bay in 6
Washington in 7
Winnipeg in 7
Vegas in 5
Adam Mark
Round 2:
Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 6
Nashville in 6
San Jose in 7
Cameron Metz
Round 2:
Tampa Bay in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Nashville in 7
Vegas in 6
Christopher Kane
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Winnipeg in 7
San Jose in 6
Chris Liggio
Round 2:
Tampa Bay in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Nashville in 6
San Jose in 6
Scott Maran
Round 2:
Tampa Bay in 7
Pittsburgh in 6
Nashville in 6
Vegas in 5
Chris Wassel
Round 2:
Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 6
Nashville in 7
San Jose in 6
CONSENSUS
Round 2:
Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Nashville in 6
Vegas in 5

 

Agree? Disagree? 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. His work can be followed through our regular-season Ramblings, as well as on Sportsnet.

Ian Gooding is an associate editor of DobberHockey and a regular writer on the daily Ramblings beat. He also contributes to many other sites, including Sportsnet.

Mike Clifford is an associate editor of DobberHockey and contributor for Rotowire and other fantasy hockey ventures.

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

Cam Robinson is an associate editor at DobberProspects and, along with Ian Gooding and Mike Clifford, collaborates to Daily Ramblings throughout the summer while Steve Laidlaw is on leave.

Eric Daoust manages our valued Frozen Pool section.

Tom Collins writes the weekly Top 10 column that can be found here every Monday.

Rick Roos authors the weekly Cage Match column every Wednesday.

Adam Daly-Frey checks out what's coming down the pipe with the Looking Ahead column every Friday.

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

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

Brennan Des writes the weekly line combinations column every Tuesday, and gives us the latest injury information every Wednesday.

Brad Phillips, also a senior writer with DobberProspects, pens the weekly prospect column The Journey that can be found here every Saturday.

Chris Liggio writes the Frozen Pool Forensics column on Fridays.

Scott Maran pens Fantasy Hockey Geek, found here every Sunday.

Chris Wassel delivers the weekly Draft Kings primer, now on Thursdays.

Cameron Metz pens the Eastern Edge column that's published on Tuesdays.

Christopher Kane writes the weekly Wild West column every Monday.

 

Enjoy Round 2, folks!!