Tend The Farm Calder Cup Picks: First Round Edition (via the writing team)

Your trusty Tend the Farm experts have spoken yet again! The Calder Cup first round has already started and in honor of Mr. Frank Calder and his sparkly Cup, the farmhands at TTF have picked the winners using coin flips, drawing straws and pure old guesswork with a bit of heart. Yes, we failed miserably with our Stanley Cup 1st Round pick of Tampa Bay over the Canadiens, but hey, we have a compulsion for warm sunny Florida beaches, seafood and who can forget Walt Disney World!

(The Small Tiny Print: TTF and its writers are not responsible for any harm that might come to your bank account if you take our picks to heart. We do, however, believe that the first moon walk took place on a soundstage in Hollywood, and that eating Pop Rocks with soda will cause your head to explode. Thus proving…we are experts!)

Eric Rodgers Picks:
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 – Western Conference: 1st Round (Best of 5)

Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons – Oklahoma City in 5

Chicago Wolves vs. Rochester Americans – Chicago in 4

Toronto Marlies vs. Milwaukee Admirals – Toronto in 5

Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Abbotsford Head – Abbotsford in 5

 – Eastern Conference1st Round (Best of 5)

Manchester Monarchs vs. Norfolk Admirals – Manchester in 4

Springfield Falcons vs. Providence Bruins – Springfield in 4

Binghamton Senators vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – WBS in 5

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Albany Devils – St. John’s in 3

Patricia Teter’s Picks:
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 – Western Conference:  1st Round (Best of 5)

Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons – Oklahoma City in 5 (I prefer 7, but 5 it must be!)

Chicago Wolves vs. Rochester Americans – Chicago in 4

Toronto Marlies vs. Milwaukee Admirals – Toronto in 5

Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Abbotsford Head – Grand Rapids in 5

 – Eastern Conference: 1st Round (Best of 5)

Manchester Monarchs vs. Norfolk Admirals – Manchester in 4

Springfield Falcons vs. Providence Bruins – Springfield in 4

Binghamton Senators vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – WBS in 5

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Albany Devils – St. John’s  in 4