Tend The Farm Calder Cup Picks: Conference Finals (via the writing team & guest)

Your trusty Tend the Farm experts + guest attempt to pick the winners once again! As in the past we will go with a bit of heart, a smidge of instinct, a quick perusal of the stats and perhaps even a flip of a coin or 2. We are not terribly successful, but it’s not all bad. 

The results are in for Round 2 with Eric and Neal in a tie:

2nd Round Eric* Patricia Neal* Bob
TEX vs GR – TX in 6 TEX in 7 GR in 7 TEX in 7 GR in 7
TOR vs CHI – TOR in 4 CHI in 6 CHI in 6 TOR in 6 CHI 7
STJ vs NOR – STJ in 6 STJ in 6* STJ in 6* STJ in 6* NOR in 6
WBS vs PRO – WBS in 7 WBS in 5 PRO in 7 PRO in 7 PRO in 6

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(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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– Eastern Conference Finals (Best of 7):
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – STJ in 6.

– Western Conference Finals (Best of 7):
Texas Stars vs. Toronto Marlies – TX in 6.

Patricia Teter’s Picks:
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– Eastern Conference Finals (Best of 7):
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – STJ in 7. 
I’m just going with a coin-flip and some heart on this series.

– Western Conference Finals (Best of 7):
Texas Stars vs. Toronto Marlies – TX in 7.
I bet against the Stars in the Griffins series and oh, man, was that ever WRONG!

Neal Livingston’s Picks:
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– Eastern Conference Finals (Best of 7):
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – WBS in 6.
I really like this team when I really shouldn’t, so that always prompts me to head their direction.

– Western Conference Finals (Best of 7):
Texas Stars vs. Toronto Marlies – TX in 7.
Going with the chest muscle on this one, and picking the Stars. They are just a highly skilled, defensively sound team, and I think this is their season.

Bob Gianettino’s Picks:
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– Eastern Conference Finals (Best of 7):
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – STJ in 7.

– Western Conference Finals (Best of 7):
Texas Stars vs. Toronto Marlies – TOR in 7.