Update (10:00 am PDT April 13th): There are only 6 hours left to sign up, with the Penguins and Lightning scheduled to start their series at 4:00 this afternoon.
Since I have to work at 4:00, nucksandpucks will be closing off the submissions. He will give you ample warning to hurry up.
It is time to make our picks. This post is just for the team bracket competition. If you're looking for the players competition, go to the other signup sheet. If you need a quick refresher on who exactly made the playoffs, check the standings.
In order to sign up, all you have to do is list your prediction in a comment and post it below. Here is the format for how to post your predictions:
"West1" (team name) in (# of games it takes to win the series) (example: Canucks in 6)
"West2" in #
"East4" in #
"WestA" in #
"WestB" in #
"EastA" in #
"EastB" in #
"WestChamps" in #
"EastChamps" in #
Stanley Cup Finals:
"Champions" in #
Points are awarded very much the same way as our Score-Predicting Wizardry is:
With the NHL's unique seeding pattern for division winners getting higher seeds, there are a few 2nd-round scenarios to clear up. Consider the 2nd-round predictions of "Sharks in 6" and "Detroit in 5".
Starting right now, you have until puck drop for the very first NHL playoff game on Wednesday to place your predictions. No changes will be allowed during the playoffs. I will post the first leaderboard at the end of the 1st round. Good luck.