DR Hook’s 1st ANNUAL… 2nd Round Predictions (Can you do better – I don’t think so) – Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog

DR Hook’s 1st ANNUAL… 2nd Round Predictions (Can you do better – I don’t think so)

MS FORECZECH 11 BOS in 6 PIT in 6 DET in 4 CHI in 6
Ron Malore 10 CAR in 7 PIT in 6 DET in 5 CHI in 6
STH35 9 CAR in 6 PIT in 6 ANA in 6 CHI in 6
Boombastic 8 BOS in 5 PIT in 6 ANA in 7 CHI in 6
Penguin871 7 CAR in 6 PIT in 5 DET in 6 CHI in 5
Jesselvis 7 BOS in 7 PIT in 6 DET in 6 CHI in 4
Phil Krundle 7 CAR in 5 PIT in 5 DET in 7 CHI in 6
Steve Ludzik 7 BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 6 CHI in 7
Kutdacheez 4 BOS in 4 PIT in 4 DET in 4 CHI in 7
DR Hook 3 BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 5 VAN in 7
Scott Burnside 3 BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 7 VAN in 7
KULT SKATER 2 BOS in 5 PIT in 7 DET in 5 VAN in 7
Matt Barnaby 1 BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 6 VAN in 6
Steve Kouleas 0 BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 5 VAN in 7
John Buccigross 0 BOS in 6 PIT in 7 DET in 6 VAN in 7
PenguinsSteve-O -1 BOS in 7 PIT in 5 DET in 5 VAN in 6
Reg Dunlap -1 CAR in 6 PIT in 5 DET in 6 VAN in 7
Dave Molinari -1 BOS in 6 PIT in 6 DET in 7 VAN in 6
PENZRGR8 -2 BOS in 5 PIT in 6 DET in 5 VAN in 6
RBuckle -3 no mas no mas no mas no mas
Al Strachan -3 CAR in 7 PIT in 6 DET in 6 VAN in 5
Barry Melrose -8 CAR in 6 WAS in 6 DET in 7 VAN in 7
Mark Osborne -11 BOS in 6 WAS in 7 ANA in 7 VAN in 6
I Googled a few “EXPERTS” and have included their picks in with ours.  The HNIC folks turn theirs in right before every game.  The only missing entry from the first round is RBuckle who was anchoring the bottom… hopefully I didn’t scare RBuckle away.  But, if you look at those who get paid to do this… OUR GYPSY’S appear to be much better, so far.  I couldn’t find anything from Starky, nor Molinari’s first round or Molinari’s Penguin prediction.  Let’s hope we put these experts shams to rest with a good 2nd round.  I also calculated their first round predictions based on our scoring system:

We got this started a little bit late but we ended with (10) entries in the So You THINK you are a GYPSY Contest. Initially, I decided on a simple scoring system where (1) was awarded to calling the series on the nose and minus (1) point if you predicted the wrong team.



Personally I can’t see any of you doing better than I would… yet MS FORECZECH has jumped into a first round lead.  What makes her picks so good is…

that she also selected…

 7 of the 8 winners only missing the Sharks… which she had winning in 7 games.  Penguin871 also had 7 winners… only missing with the NY Rangers loss.  Good job by both of you.  Kutdacheez on the other hand got only 50% of the teams correct.  Try flipping a coin next time, Bubba… it couldn’t be worse!

For the 2nd round I decided to raise the point values to give new comers to win the PENGUINPOOP GYPSY AWARD 2009.  All based on Toe Blake’s quote: Predictions are for Gypsies.

  • 6 points if predicting is on the nose (Team/Game)
  • 3 points if predicting correct team
  • Minus 4 points if you don’t select the right team
  • Entries must be posted before this Thursday, 9:00 PM ET

First Round Results:

DR Hook 1
Jesselvis 1
Penguin871 1
Ron Malore 1
Boombastic -1
Kutdacheez -2
Phil Krundle -2
RBuckle -3

As we can see we have a lady taking the lead, here. You guys can’t be afraid of the challenge, or are you?  

Is Malore really Stealth?

Is Malore really Stealth?

I see Kutdacheez, Phil Krundle, and RBuckle bringing up the rear making a terrific comeback in the 2nd round.   With the Caps- in does Stealth get in the mix?  If so, who does he pick?  Does the great SEEK put his reputation on the line?  We shall see.

Possibly even STH35 and Reg Dunlap gazing into their crystal ballz and getting “in the game”….. we’ll see, eh.  hand-crystalball

DR Hook’s 2nd Round Predictions are

Bruins in 6; Penguins in 7; Detroit in 5; Chicago in 7.

Believe me when I say… YOU WON’T do any better.  We are working on a way to ‘sticky this’ or provide a easy LINK to it as the games go on.

This is DR Hook…. carry on

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  1. Ron Malore's Gravatar Ron Malore
    May 1, 2009 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Dave Molanari wears Konstantin Koltsov underoos!

  2. April 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Now that I have been “called out”, I guess I will have to make some predictions. I certainly do not consider myself a gypsy, to be sure. And, I have to warn you, I am a horrible prognosticator. (this is why I write the game reviews) Therefore, in picking the Pens to win in 5 games, I could be putting the whammy on them. Well, hopefully it will just prolong their or shorten the time it takes the Pens to closeout the series.
    Here it goes
    Pens in 5
    Canes in 6
    Wings in 6
    Caunucks in 7

  3. Jesselvis's Gravatar Jesselvis
    April 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Penguins in 6
    Boston in 7
    Detroit in 6
    Chicago in 4

    I like going up against the big names, I also think the name of this contest is stupid, just like the rest of these people. I didn’t have a clue what people were talking about before even though I was in the contest. If they said the DR HOOK contest I would have known. I vote to rename it.

  4. Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
    April 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    I know the MS doesn’t stand for Miroslav Satan or she’d be MS NOFORECZECH!
    Hey HOOK . . . I like KULT SKATES idea of searching out some of the experts who get paid to make the predictions. Maybe we all can search them and get their picks in the mix. Some of the media people are like the weather forcasters who never get checked in public.

  5. STH35's Gravatar STH35
    April 30, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I know my entry into the gypsy contest is a little late. Here is how I see the first round. Advancing in the East I see the Bruins, Capitals, Penguins, and Hurricanes. With the Hurricanes winning in the last minute of the seventh game. In the West I will pick the Red
    Wings, Canucks, Blackhawks, and Ducks. I feel pretty confident about these choices. Instead of picking who I think will win. I am going to pick who I want to win. That would be the four lower seeds. Peunguins, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, and Ducks. All in six

  6. April 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    MS Forczech I’m in:

    Carolina in 6, Pens in 5 (easily), Detroit in 7, Chicago in 6 (though I read Toews didn’t practice 2day)

    I also want to go on record wondering why a poll on a PITSSBURGH PENGUIN site is named after some stupid comment some Montreal Canadian player made. I think it needs renamed – It’s not 2 late.

    Also – I don’t think DR HOOK or Boombastic looked into the possibility that the MS in MS Forczech – might stand for Martin Straka or maybe you two did. boom boom! LOL

    April 30, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Just a suggestion but you might want to consider including some of the so-called experts that get paid to publish these type predictions. Like the local guys and The Hockey News, TSN.ca, the Toronto Star, Ottawa Sun, etc……….. just a suggestion.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    I’m surprised at no predictions from Authors: Phil Krundle, STH35 and Reg Dunlap!
    Whassamatta U?

    My selection are:
    Boston in 6; Penguins in 6; Detroit in 4; Chicago in 6.

  9. Ron Malore's Gravatar Ron Malore
    April 30, 2009 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Stealth? LOL.
    Is DR HOOK really NURSE HOOK?

    CANES in 7
    PENS in 6
    WINGS in 5
    HAWKS in 6

  10. Boombastic's Gravatar Boombastic
    April 29, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Just a little side note – Toe Blake was cool and predictions really are for Gypsy’s.
    I got “The Impressions” MS FORECZECH is a Gyspy Woman. Oh how I would like to hold her near and whisper in her ear – I love you Gyspy woman…….. Boom – Boom – Boom

  11. Boombastic's Gravatar Boombastic
    April 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Did you know that Rexe played for the Peterborough Petes? Bob Errey told me that! LOL.

    The Boombastic would like to present the winning combo:
    Boston in 5 – Pens in 6 – Ducks in 7 – Chicago in 6
    Read ’em and weep

  12. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    April 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I meant the Gypsey name was lame, not the contest. My bad….

  13. Penguin871's Gravatar Penguin871
    April 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Carolina in 6, Pens in 5, Detroit in 6, Chicago in 5

    I’m with pensrg8 – Toe blake never played for the penguins – You can’t find one good Penguin to name the poll after? I suggest the Stephen Glen Rexe Poll or just the Rexe Poll. Here’s a quote from Rexe “I would be delighted if the Pens would invite me to Pittsburgh to drop the first puck when they open their new arena”

    April 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    BOSTON in 5; PENS in 7; DET in 5; VAN in 7

  15. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    April 29, 2009 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Why the Gypsy contest? Toe Blake never played for the Penz, so why do we care about his quotes.

    The Dr. Hook contest would be the best name, so we know who is running the contest.

    Sorry, the gypsy contest is a little lame.

    GO PENZ!

  16. PenguinSteve-O's Gravatar PenguinSteve-O
    April 29, 2009 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Little late but…
    Pens in 5.
    Boston in 7.
    Detroit in 5.
    Vancouver in 6.

  17. Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
    April 29, 2009 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Boston in 4; PENS in 4; Detroit in 4; Chicago in 7.

  18. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    April 29, 2009 at 9:51 am | Permalink


    GO PENZ!


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