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Picking Winners With Copper And Blue: 2021 Stanley Cup Edition

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Our staff picks this year’s Cup winners, come vote in our poll and tell us who you got

Vegas Golden Knights v Montreal Canadiens - Game Six Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

The Stanley Cup Finals are here. Game one begins tonight in Tampa Bay as the Lightning look to make it two in a row. The Canadiens really are happy to be here as well. They’ve taken apart the Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights most recently. The Lightning appear to be the formidable foe on paper. The Canadiens won’t go away.

Who takes it all?

Our staff has tirelessly computed the odds with the most up-to-date information made available. They’ve meticulously combed through millions, if not billions of hours of tape. Who takes it all? Our staff weighs in.

Shona Lightning in 6
Corey Lightning in 6
Preston Canadiens in 5
Jeff Canadiens in 7
Matt Lightning in 6

It’s a mixed bag.

Some thoughts:

Shona: Tampa in 6 because I think they’re a deeper team and Montreal has to run out or luck at some point.

Corey: They’re the better team, but Montreal will win a few because Price will steal one, and it’s hockey. I don’t think Montreal is bad by any means, but they’re not good enough to keep pulling this, unless maybe they are, who the hell knows?

Preston: History has shown that when I pick the Canadiens I reap the rewards and when I bet against them I end up losing. This is the ultimate Cinderella story and I’ll be damned if Carey Price doesn’t have his night at the ball with the Stanley Cup in his hands.

Jeff: The Lightning are a better club from the top down. They’re easily the favourites by well over a 2-1 margin. The Canadiens are on a run right now, and for chaos’ sake, they’re going to be my pick to be the first Canadian team to win it since they did way back in 1993.

Matt: Nobody wins. The NHL will see either a team with ~$18MM worth of cap overages win, or a team 8 games under 0.500 win. In either case, it’s shambolic.


The Lightning are heavy favourites. The Canadiens just won’t quit. At the end of it all, who skates away with the 2021 Stanley Cup?

Poll

Who Wins The 2021 Stanley Cup?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Tampa in 4
    (2 votes)
  • 27%
    Tampa in 5
    (5 votes)
  • 27%
    Tampa in 6
    (5 votes)
  • 5%
    Tampa in 7
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Montreal in 4
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Montreal in 5
    (0 votes)
  • 16%
    Montreal in 6
    (3 votes)
  • 5%
    Montreal in 7
    (1 vote)
18 votes total Vote Now