ESPN Expert Predictions

incawg
10-08-2003, 10:17 AM
I know what you're thinking. ESPN Expert...oxymoron. Maybe, but I realize I'm not the only one with hockey fever (save the cowbell jokes) so I'm going to post it anyway:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?page=0304pvw/predictions

Relative to last year, the canucks are getting much more respect. I think there was only one mention of anything associated with the team in last year's picks.

Buccigross, an excellent writer if you haven't read him before, also has a nice tribute to Snyder along with his picks:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=1632982

Definitely an unusual set of picks there...

MVP
10-08-2003, 10:23 AM
Most of the predictions have at less some type of logic to them, but there is about no way in which i see Scott Steven winning the Norris this season at less not at the age.

maruk14
10-08-2003, 10:33 AM
I sent him an email to Buccigross last week and he indicated I would like where he placed the Canucks. He was right :D ....

Now if it only comes true.

C'nuckleHead
10-08-2003, 11:36 AM
I know what you're thinking. ESPN Expert...oxymoron. Maybe, but I realize I'm not the only one with hockey fever (save the cowbell jokes) so I'm going to post it anyway:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?page=0304pvw/predictions

...

Hockey goddess: Nancy Marrapese-Burrell ...3rd from the bottom

Stanley Cup: Vancouver Canucks

xtra
10-08-2003, 01:01 PM
So far if my counting abilities are correct this is what it stands like:


all of this is out of 17


6 people think we are winning the division

2 think that Jovo is winning the Norris

3 think Bert wins the Hart and 1 that Nazzy wins it.

2 think we win the cup and 2 think we win the west.

PhillyNucksFan
10-08-2003, 01:07 PM
So far if my counting abilities are correct this is what it stands like:


all of this is out of 17


6 people think we are winning the division

2 think that Jovo is winning the Norris

3 think Bert wins the Hart and 1 that Nazzy wins it.

2 think we win the cup and 2 think we win the west.


happy to see, but not realistic.

I certainly hope I get burnt for this in June 04... that is.. we on Robson parade in a net cafe posting, WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LaVal
10-08-2003, 03:27 PM
man these predictions are whacked.

Hasek for the Hart and Vezina? too late in his career and after an off year to pull of a league MVP.

Sather for the Adams?

the one at the bottom is a huge Dallas homer. M=G? :p

Darth Vitale
10-09-2003, 01:25 PM
I don't think Detroit is going to be as good as everyone is saying. They will win the division if Hasek plays even 80%, but I think Hatcher has seen his better days, and Ray Whitney is not Sergei Federov come playoff time. They won't make it past round 2 IMO unless they make a good trade at the deadline.

That said, I am impressed there are a few people in Bristol who recognize that the Canucks are working their way into the elite ranks.