Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 11

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sinbin
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Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 11

Post by sinbin » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:39 am

One week closer to playoff glory. 16 games this week, with several intriguing matchups. #1A Blake vs. #3A Breck is always compelling and the EP games vs. two Lake Conference foes are not gimmees for the Eagles, although I'm sure they'll be favored in both. #4AA Hlll-Murray @ #5AA Wayzata is also a tough call. With that in mind, I'm selecting #5AA Wayzata @ #1AA Eden Prairie as the Biggest Game of the Week (highest AA rankings as well as highest combined KRACH rankings).

Note that I realize that today's game between St. Paul United and Dodge County should have been included in the contest, but there isn't sufficient time for everyone to make their selections. No slight intended towards anyone associated with these two fine schools.

Please submit your picks by 7:00PM, Tuesday, January 20. Good luck to all participants.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins @ #6AA Edina
#1A Blake @ #3A Breck
#11A South St Paul @ #19A Mahtomedi
#17AA Stillwater @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial @ #8AA Dodge County
#9AA Lakeville South @ #1A Blake
#17AA Stillwater @ #15AA Mounds View
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo @ #16A Princeton
#9A Orono @ #10A New Prague

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka @ #13AA Hopkins
#18AA Centennial @ #1A Blake
#4AA Hill-Murray @ #5AA Wayzata
#3A Breck @ #8AA Dodge County
#6AA Edina @ #1AA Eden Prairie

wolfman
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Post by wolfman » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:48 am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 4 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 2 @ #6AA Edina 5
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 4
#11A South St Paul 5 @ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 5

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1@ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 5
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 4
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 5 @ #13AA Hopkins 2
#18AA Centennial 3 @ #1A Blake 2
#4AA Hill-Murray 4 @ #5AA Wayzata 3
#3A Breck 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 1
#6AA Edina 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 5

luckyEPDad
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Post by luckyEPDad » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:06 am

Dear Prognosticators,

When picking scores for Lake conference games don't waste opportunities thinking either team will score more than 3 goals. Other than a crazy free-for-all between Wayzata and Hopkins (3-6) all but one game ended with a goal margin of 2 or less and all but two ended with the winning team scoring three or less. I suggest using 2-1 or 3-2 (47% of all games) unless you think it will be a blowout. For those games use 3-1 (20%).

Sincerely,

Lucky

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Post by wolfman » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:27 am

Thanks so much luckyepdad for that inside info. We are so so grateful just to live in a state that has the lake conf. The teams are so good and all should go to state but the MSHSL cant fig it out. The players and goalies are so good in the Lake conf it makes it hard to even predict the games. Im going to keep trying though. Its just hard for those teams in the Lake to play eachother night after night. They are so evenly matched and try so much harder then any other teams in the state.

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Re: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 11

Post by MN_Bowhunter » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:30 am

I'm going to dip my foot in the water and prove how ignorant I am.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 4 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 5 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 1 @ #19A Mahtomedi 2
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 5
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 4
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 2
#9A Orono 2 @ #10A New Prague 1

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 3@ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 0 @ #1A Blake 6
#4AA Hill-Murray 2 @ #5AA Wayzata 4
#3A Breck 3@ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie[/quote] 2

luckyEPDad
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Post by luckyEPDad » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:44 pm

wolfman wrote:Thanks so much luckyepdad for that inside info. We are so so grateful just to live in a state that has the lake conf. The teams are so good and all should go to state but the MSHSL cant fig it out. The players and goalies are so good in the Lake conf it makes it hard to even predict the games. Im going to keep trying though. Its just hard for those teams in the Lake to play eachother night after night. They are so evenly matched and try so much harder then any other teams in the state.
Week after week I see predictions that Lake teams are going to rack up big scores. That never happens so I thought there must be a lack of information available to you prognosticators and you could use some help. Since every Lake conference game makes it into this contest and there are five games involving Lake teams on the list this week you can change your ways or lose to MNHockeyFan again. Again. Again.

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Post by FishEye » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:21 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW] 3
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 4
#1A Blake 4 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 3 @ #19A Mahtomedi 4
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 3

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#9AA Lakeville South 3 @ #1A Blake 4
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 5

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 4 @ #16A Princeton 2
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 5

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 3
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 4
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

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Post by clutterbucket » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:56 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 2 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 2
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 3 @ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 2

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1@ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 4
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 3 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 2
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

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Post by Misterright » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:34 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 0 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 2 @ #3A Breck 3
#11A South St Paul 2 @ #19A Mahtomedi 3
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 5
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 2
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 4

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 4
#9A Orono 2 @ #10A New Prague 3

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 1 @ #13AA Hopkins 2
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 4
#4AA Hill-Murray 2 @ #5AA Wayzata 3
#3A Breck 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

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Post by mnhockey3535 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW] 3
#13AA Hopkins 2 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 5@ #3A Breck 3
#11A South St Paul 3@ #19A Mahtomedi 2
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 2 @ #1A Blake 5
#17AA Stillwater 3 @ #15AA Mounds View 1
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 4

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 7 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 2 @ #10A New Prague 3

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 2@ #13AA Hopkins 0
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 5
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 2
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 5

rascalbrock
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Post by rascalbrock » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:54 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 3 @ #6AA Edina 2
#1A Blake 4 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 2 @ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 0 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalon 3 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 1 @ #10A New Prague 3

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 0 @ #1A Blake 6
#4AA Hill-Murray 4 @ #5AA Wayzata 1
#3A Breck 2v@ #8AA Dodge County 4
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

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Post by Knight7 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:54 am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 2 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 2 @ #19A Mahtomedi 0
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 3 @ #1A Blake 2
#17AA Stillwater 3 @ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 2 @ #10A New Prague 3

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 3 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 1
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 1
#3A Breck 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 3
#6AA Edina 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 2

sinbin
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Post by sinbin » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:49 am

luckyEPDad wrote:Dear Prognosticators,

When picking scores for Lake conference games don't waste opportunities thinking either team will score more than 3 goals. Other than a crazy free-for-all between Wayzata and Hopkins (3-6) all but one game ended with a goal margin of 2 or less and all but two ended with the winning team scoring three or less. I suggest using 2-1 or 3-2 (47% of all games) unless you think it will be a blowout. For those games use 3-1 (20%).

Sincerely,

Lucky
Sage advice, Lucky, but when I pick a 3-2 game, it's invariably 3-1. If I pick a 2-1 game, it's 2-0 or 2-2. Or, I miss the correct score due to an EN goal. I'm just happy if I can pick the right team; that's challenging enough. I think it's better for me to rely on a semi-trained monkey to pick the scores for me this season.

Of course, now that I think about it, if we all assume that all the games will be low-scoring this week (and history does indeed tell us that), all of the games will probably be of the 5-3 variety.

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Post by D6 Girls Fan » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:55 am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW] 4
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 4 @ #3A Breck 1
#11A South St Paul 3 @ #19A Mahtomedi 2
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 2


Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 2 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 2 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 4 @ #10A New Prague 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 5
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 1
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#6AA Edina 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

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Post by hockeymaven » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:01 am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2@ #1AA Eden Prairie4 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 1@ #6AA Edina 2
#1A Blake4 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 4@ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 2@ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 3

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1@ #8AA Dodge County 3
#9AA Lakeville South 2@ #1A Blake 5
#17AA Stillwater 3@ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 0@ #16A Princeton2
#9A Orono @ #10A New Prague

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4@ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 1@ #1A Blake5
#4AA Hill-Murray 3@ #5AA Wayzata1
#3A Breck 2@ #8AA Dodge County 3
#6AA Edina 1@ #1AA Eden Prairie3

Nordic
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Post by Nordic » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:02 am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW] 3
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 4
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 1
#11A South St Paul 4 @ #19A Mahtomedi 3
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 3

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#9AA Lakeville South 2 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 4

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 5
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 4

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 4
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 4
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

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Post by The Bone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:47 am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 2 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 2
#1A Blake 4 @ #3A Breck 1
#11A South St Paul 2 @ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 5
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 6 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 1 @ #10A New Prague 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 3 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 4
#4AA Hill-Murray 2 @ #5AA Wayzata 1
#3A Breck 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 1

nu2hockey
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Post by nu2hockey » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 3 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 2 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 4 @ #3A Breck 3
#11A South St Paul 2@ #19A Mahtomedi 4
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 3

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 4@ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 3 @ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 5

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 6 @ #16A Princeton 2
#9A Orono 2 @ #10A New Prague 3

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 5
#4AA Hill-Murray 2 @ #5AA Wayzata 4
#3A Breck 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 3
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

panpan111
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Post by panpan111 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:59 pm

#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 4 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 3 @ #6AA Edina 2
#1A Blake 2 @ #3A Breck 4
#11A South St Paul 2 @ #19A Mahtomedi 3
#17AA Stillwater 3 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 3 @ #1A Blake 2
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 1
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 4

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 7 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 2 @ #10A New Prague 4

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 2
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 4
#4AA Hill-Murray 5 @ #5AA Wayzata 3
#3A Breck 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 3 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 4

36Guy
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Post by 36Guy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:36 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 8 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 12[BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 7 @ #6AA Edina 9
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 4 @ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 2 @ #1A Blake 4
#17AA Stillwater 3@ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 2 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 5

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 5 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 1

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 14@ #13AA Hopkins 9
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 6
#4AA Hill-Murray 4@ #5AA Wayzata 2
#3A Breck 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3
Last edited by 36Guy on Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

luckyEPDad
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Post by luckyEPDad » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:42 pm

sinbin wrote:
luckyEPDad wrote:Dear Prognosticators,

When picking scores for Lake conference games don't waste opportunities thinking either team will score more than 3 goals. Other than a crazy free-for-all between Wayzata and Hopkins (3-6) all but one game ended with a goal margin of 2 or less and all but two ended with the winning team scoring three or less. I suggest using 2-1 or 3-2 (47% of all games) unless you think it will be a blowout. For those games use 3-1 (20%).

Sincerely,

Lucky
Sage advice, Lucky, but when I pick a 3-2 game, it's invariably 3-1. If I pick a 2-1 game, it's 2-0 or 2-2. Or, I miss the correct score due to an EN goal. I'm just happy if I can pick the right team; that's challenging enough. I think it's better for me to rely on a semi-trained monkey to pick the scores for me this season.

Of course, now that I think about it, if we all assume that all the games will be low-scoring this week (and history does indeed tell us that), all of the games will probably be of the 5-3 variety.
A few years ago I tried this contest and had good success using 3-1 as the score for every game. I wasn't great a picking winners, but I got a lot of scores right. With the girl's game getting more physical and defenses crowding the neutral zone the scores for games I watch are dropping. Sure you still see one team score 9-10 goals in a mismatch, but for the games in this contest the scores are staying pretty low.

36Guy is funny. EP won't score 12 goals total for the remaining 4 games.

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Post by blondegirlsdad » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:03 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW] 3
#13AA Hopkins 1 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 1
#11A South St Paul 3 @ #19A Mahtomedi 1
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 3

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 3
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #15AA Mounds View 3
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 3 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 1

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 1 @ #10A New Prague 3

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 3 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 1
#3A Breck 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 3
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

I dunno. Sounds good to me.

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Post by U10Father » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:02 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie [BGotW] 4
#13AA Hopkins 2 @ #6AA Edina 4
#1A Blake 5 @ #3A Breck 1
#11A South St Paul 3 @ #19A Mahtomedi 2
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 3
#9AA Lakeville South 0 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 1 @ #15AA Mounds View 4
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 0 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 1
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 1

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#4AA Hill-Murray 2 @ #5AA Wayzata 3
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 4

hockeybozo
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Post by hockeybozo » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:25 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 2 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 2 @ #6AA Edina 3
#1A Blake 3 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 4 @ #19A Mahtomedi 2
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 1 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 3 @ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 0 @ #8A Proctor/Hermantown 3

Friday, January 23, 2015
#20AA Buffalo 1 @ #16A Princeton 2
#9A Orono 4 @ #10A New Prague 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015
#3AA Minnetonka 5 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 0 @ #1A Blake 4
#4AA Hill-Murray 4 @ #5AA Wayzata 3
#3A Breck 4 @ #8AA Dodge County 2
#6AA Edina 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3

spars46
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Post by spars46 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:17 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
#5AA Wayzata 2 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 3 [BGotW]
#13AA Hopkins 2 @ #6AA Edina 4
#1A Blake 4 @ #3A Breck 2
#11A South St Paul 3 @ #19A Mahtomedi 2
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #11AA Cretin-Derham Hall 4

Thursday, January 22, 2015
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #8AA Dodge County 5
#9AA Lakeville South 1 @ #1A Blake 3
#17AA Stillwater 2 @ #15AA Mounds View 2
#13A Moose Lake-Willow River 1 @#8A Proctor/Herman town 5

Friday, January 23, 2015

#20AA Buffalo 3 @ #16A Princeton 2
#9A Orono 3 @ #10A New Prague 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#3AA Minnetonka 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 1
#18AA Centennial 2 @ #1A Blake 5
#4AA Hill-Murray 3 @ #5AA Wayzata 2
#3A Breck 3 @ #8AA Dodge County 4
#6AA Edina 1 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 2

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