Jan 122006
 

We have 8 inter-conference games on the schedule which means no divisional or conference rivalries but we do have a few good games to watch.

NY Rangers/Edmonton – This could be a good fgame on the ice as I believe both teams are fairly evenly matched but I mostly wanted to point out this game because the Rangers are honoring Mark Messier tonight by retiring his number 11. The game is also a pick-em games so I’ll make a prediction of a Rangers 4-3 win.

Ottawa/San Jose – Ottawa is listed as the strong favourite but this game should be much closer than that. San Jose has been much better since acquiring Thornton and I am sure they will see this game as a test of how good they are. I think Ottawa will win but it will be a close game with Ottawa winning with better goaltending. Ottawa 5, San Jose 3.

Detroit/Philadelphia – Two Stanley Cup contenders match up in tonights game. Detroit is listed as the slight favourite, largely because Philadelphia played last night and it is tough to play on back to back nights. I like Detroit to win this game 3-2.

The only other pick-em game is Calgary at the NY Islanders. The Islanders are a pretty mediocre team but are in the midst of a shake-up (traded Niinimaa, possibly firing the coach) and that might incite the team to play better than expected. So, if the Islanders won it wouldn’t surprise me but I like Calgary to win a 3-1 game.

Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence
Boston Los Angeles Los Angeles Some
Buffalo Phoenix Buffalo Good
NY Islanders Calgary Pick N/A
NY Rangers Edmonton Pick N/A
Florida St. Louis Florida Good
Ottawa San Jose Ottawa Strong
Detroit Philadelphia Detroit Some
Dallas Washington Dallas Strong

  One Response to “Game Predictions – 1/12/2006”

  1.  

    The streak finally stopped at 7. The one difference was that I picked Philadelphia to win on back-to-back nights on the road. I don’t know why, but I am just hoping they can pull out a win. NY Islanders just fired whoever their coach was, but I don’t think they will have the kind of turnaround Boston had when they traded away Big Joe Thornton. Here are the predictions.

    I take Buffalo over Phoenix and Florida over St. Louis (strong), Los Angeles over Boston, Calgary over NY Islanders, NY Rangers over Edmonton, and Ottawa over San Jose (Good), and Philadelphia over Detroit and Dallas over Washington (Some)

    Running Total:
    Strong: 28-5-3, 81.9%
    Good: 42-31-7, 56.9%
    Some: 31-31-8, 50.0%
    Overall: 101-67-18, 59.1%

    I am REALLY HAPPY that my “Some” percentage got up to .500. I haven’t been at .500 since I was 3-3-0 back on only my third day since starting predictions on December 17, which is 25 days. I hope I can keep it up until Stanley Cup ’06.

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