Monday, February 8, 2016

Expert picks round-up

PITTSBURGH -- WIth a few days to dissect the series, the “expert” picks are in.

Expert picks round-up

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PITTSBURGH -- WIth a few days to dissect the series, the “expert” picks are in.

Not surprisingly, the experts like the Penguins. One Pittsburgh columnist, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, says the Penguins should just get to the Stanley Cup final already.

Here’s a quick round-up of the predictions. By our count, 37 out of the 45 experts listed below liked the Penguins to knock off the Flyers:

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ESPN
John Buccigross: Penguins in 7
Scott Burnside: Penguins in 6
Linda Cohn: Penguins in 7
Craig Custance: Penguins in 7
Paul Grant: Penguins in 6
Pierre LeBrun: Penguins in 7
Steve Levy: Penguins in 5
Joe McDonald: Flyers in 7
Barry Melrose: Penguins in 7
James Murphy: Flyers in 7
Jesse Rogers: Penguins in 6
Katie Strang: Penguins in 7

NHL.com
Shawn Roarke: Penguins
Dan Rosen: Penguins
Adam Kimelman: Flyers
Dave Lozo: Penguins
Corey Masisak: Penguins
Brian Compton: Penguins
Mike Morreale: Flyers

NHL NETWORK
EJ Hradek: Penguins
Craig Button: Penguins
Jeremy Roenick: Flyers

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS
Ed Barkowitz: Flyers in 7 
Chuck Bausman: Penguins in 6
Sam Donnellon: Penguins in 6
Marcus Hayes: Penguins in 6
Rich Hofmann: Penguins in 6
Frank Seravalli: Flyers in 7

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Sam Carchidi: Penguins in 7

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Dave Molinari: Penguins in 7

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER
Luke DeCock: Flyers

ROGERS SPORTSNET
Daren Millard: Flyers in 7
Nick Kypreos: Penguins in 6
Doug MacLean: Penguins in 6
Jeff Marek: Penguins in 6
John Shannon: Penguins in 6
Scott Morrison: Penguins in 6
Denis Potvin: Penguins in 7

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
Brian Cazanueve: Penguins in 7
Mike Keenan: Penguins

SPORTING NEWS
Jesse Spector: Penguins in 7

TORONTO STAR
Kevin McGran: Penguins in 7

USA TODAY
Kevin Allen: Penguins in 6

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