PHT’s Round 2 picks, once again featuring The Coin


For those not up to speed with The Coin — a 1972 Eisenhower Dollar that we used in Round 1 — click here to learn all about its coinly goodness (and the very arbitrary nature of making accurate predictions.)

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The Coin finished tied for the best PHT staff record in the opening round as it, along with Ryan Dadoun, went 6-2; Jason Brough, James O’Brien, Cam Tucker and Dhiren Mahiban all went 5-3 while yours truly went a putrid 3-5.

Quit showing me up, coin. Ah, who am I kidding…I can’t stay mad at you.

Anyway, let’s move onto some of the more impressive Round 1 picks:

— Tucker was the only human staffer to take the Wild over the Blues (and nailing it in six games, too.) The Coin also took the Wild.

— Mahiban was the only animate object to take the Flames over the Canucks. The Coin also took the Flames.

— Tucker was also the only staffer to accurately predict Rangers over Pens in five.

— Dadoun picked Habs in six, which nobody else did.

Round 2 picks

Montreal vs. Tampa Bay

Brough: Bolts in 6

Halford: Bolts in 6

Dadoun: Habs in 5

O’Brien: Bolts in 6

Tucker: Bolts in 6

Mahiban: Habs in 7

Coin: Habs

New York Rangers vs. Washington

Brough: Caps in 6

Halford: Rangers in 7

Dadoun: Rangers in 6

O’Brien: Caps in 6

Tucker: Rangers in 7

Mahiban: Rangers in 6

Coin: Caps

Anaheim vs. Calgary

Brough: Ducks in 7

Halford: Ducks in 6

Dadoun: Ducks in 6

O’Brien: Ducks in 5

Tucker: Ducks in 5

Mahiban: Ducks in 7

Coin: Ducks

Chicago vs. Minnesota

Brough: Wild in 6

Halford: ‘Hawks in 7

Dadoun: Wild in 7

O’Brien: ‘Hawks in 5

Tucker: ‘Hawks in 7

Mahiban: ‘Hawks in 6

Coin: ‘Hawks