Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Using The FCF To Predict The Third Round

Another round, another 3-for-4 for the Former Cap Factor (FCF), which is now 21-for-27 (77.8%) since its inception - not bad. Are any of you better than 75% in picking series since the beginning of last year's playoffs? I surely am not.

So what does the FCF predict for the Conference Finals?
  • Buffalo (1) vs. Ottawa (4) - You had a feeling that the presence of Dainius Zubrus might finally catch up with the Slugs, and this time it's enough to end the Buffalo run, despite former Cap Lawrence Nycholat on Ottawa's roster and former Cap coach Bryan Murray behind their bench.
  • Detroit (1) vs. Anaheim (2) - Robert Lang weighs down the Wings as the Cap-less (other than former Caps assistant coach Randy Carlyle as the head coach) Ducks advance.

What do you think? Will we see a Sens/Ducks finals that will send Gary Bettman crying to his mommy, or will one of his two remaining dream teams survive the Conference Finals?

By the way, if you're looking for interesting predictions that are a bit more grounded in traditional statistics such as [air quotes] goals against and [air quotes] goals for, be sure to check out the great work The Forechecker's been doing.

5 comments:

B_Washington said...

Buffalo-Anaheim Finals.

And I think this would be good news for Betteman. LA is a big market with no good sports going for them wright now. The Ducks are a team they might be able to get behind

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) So far these playoffs have been VERY predictable. We at FAUXRUMORS have been 100% (6 for 6) in the East and a tad less efficient (4-6) in the West.
2) Not too bad, 10 of 12. Of course there haven't been any huge upsets this season which is far different from years past
3) This years Final 4 should prove to be very entertaining. An Anaheim- Buffalo/Ottawa Finals should prove to be excellent and we always enjoy seeing a NEW team win the Cup

Debcapsfan said...
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Debcapsfan said...

Sorry that was me. I think you're right. I may have to pick Detroit this round though as I keep picking their opponent and hopefully this will get them off my tv screen.

Wes said...

I'm sticking with the Ducks in 6 over the Sabres in the finals.

Now the real question, will the Caps have the coconuts to spend some money and improve the team .... and subsequently - put butts in seats?

I'm tired of being made fun of by friend/fans of other teams who have actually made moves to improve their clubs over recent years.

The Caps will have three of the top young skaters in the league next season. Just imagine if they used their cap room and added 3-5 solid names.

Ah the possibilities.... real, knowledgeable fans would then attend games again and Washington could become a legit hockey town.

That's my dream anyway....