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@LAKings Makes 2017 Stanley Cup Picks

A scientific breakdown and prediction for each round of the 2017 playoffs

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Your old friends @LAKings decided to take a quick break during today's 18 holes at the Brentwood Country Club to submit our Stanley Cup picks.

So sit back and crack open a nice tall cold can of LaCroix and ridicule our horrendous round-by-round selections.

First Round

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators

The poor Predators have no chance competing against not one, not two, but three (!!!) of the NHL's Top 100 players of all time.

Pick: Blackhawks


Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues

At a raucous XCel Energy Center, Bruce Boudreau watches Zach Parise score a game-winning goal in Game 7. Unfortunately for Boudreau, it was an attempted clearing attempt that snuck past Devan Dubnyk.

Pick: Blues


Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames

Tweet from @LAKings: Bob Miller's view from Anaheim. #ThankYouBob pic.twitter.com/aMXrYkKdpH

The original Mighty Ducks play-by-play announcer Bob Miller leaves behind some good vibes at Honda Center.

Watch: Youtube Video

Pick: Ducks


Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks

Milan Lucic avenges last season's playoff loss to the Sharks.

...it only kinda, sorta, barely helps take the sting off.

Pick: Oilers


Montreal Canadiens vs NY Rangers

Once again, Dwight King proves that he is more handsome than Henrik Lundqvist.

Pick: Canadiens


Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins

"The Guy Who Should Have Won the Norris Trophy Last Season" leads his team into the second round.

Pick: Senators


Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Tom Gilbert > Auston Matthews (duh)

Pick: Capitals


Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Tweet from @LAKings: @BlueJacketsNHL we will go to the ends of the earth with you.

Pick: #Lumbus

 

Second Round

Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues

Tweet from @soilentgibby: Made me some authentic St. Louis style pizza pic.twitter.com/B6Dfa7mlz8

Pick: Blackhawks


Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Good luck to @EdmontonJack, who's standing in for Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller on the @LAKings TV broadcast for #ARIvsLAK tomorrow! https://t.co/3GOMO01gdM

Good vibes continue. Thanks for filling in, Jack Michaels!

Pick: Oilers


Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators

Tweet from @Paige_Kraemer: "Good luck to my dad @JimmyDowder26 & the @ontarioreign in their 1st playoff game!"- Arlo ���� #makeitreign pic.twitter.com/tX3NWNFiGT

Ontario, California? Ontario, Canada? Good enough for us.

Go Ontario hockey!

Pick: A̶r̶l̶o̶ ̶D̶o̶w̶d Ottawa Senators


Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets are forced to forfeit the series as they were unaware they have to keep playing following first ever playoff series win.

Pick: Capitals

 

Conference Finals

Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers

Jeff Carter and his long-lost third son.

Pick: Oilers


Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators

Tweet from @TheCauldron: #Eagle #USA pic.twitter.com/8F4YxV9MIp

Pick: Capitals

 

Stanley Cup Final

Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers

Tweet from @LAKings: Stanley Cup Moments: Episode 9 - Mr. Game 7WATCH: http://t.co/KcklHiksGo pic.twitter.com/iKNfNWb9qj

Pick: Justin Williams

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