Tend The Farm Calder Cup Picks: Second Round Edition (via the writing team & guest)

Your trusty Tend the Farm experts + guest have spoken yet again! The Calder Cup first round has finished and Eric and I were … okay. Not brilliant by any means! We both went with OKC in 5 (duh!), but as you all know by now, Texas won it in 3-sweep. We both picked Chicago and Toronto to win, and split on the Griffins vs. Heat — Eric picked the Heat (who lost) and I chose the Griffins who are now moving on to face our division rival the pesky Texas Stars.

As for the East, Eric and I both were losers on the Monarchs vs Admirals and Falcons vs. Bruins rounds (ouch!), but we came out winners with our Wilkes-Barre Scranton and St. John’s Ice Caps picks (whew!). Now on to Round TWO!

(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: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins — Stars in 7

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves — Wolves in 6

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals — IceCaps in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins — Penguins in 5

Patricia Teter’s Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Griffins in 7

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves — Wolves in 6

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals — IceCaps in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins — Bruins in 7

Neal Livingston’s Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Stars in 7

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves – Marlies in 6

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals – IceCaps in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins – Bruins in 7

Bob Gianettino’s Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Griffins in 6

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves – Wolves in 7

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals – Admirals in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins – Bruins in 6