Cherry Pickin’: The 2007-08 Season Revisited and Repicked

Now we at the Roost take the time to revisit our October picks, do them over, and add a few new ones.

Stanley Cup Finals Match Up:

Chris:

October: Sharks over Senators
April: Sharks over Canadiens

Jon:
October: Rangers over Red Wings
April: Canadiens over Sharks

Ryan:

October: Rangers over Sharks
April: Sharks over Penguins

Rich:

October: Sharks over Penguins
April: Sharks over Penguins

Hart Trophy (MVP):
Chris:

October: Joe Thornton, SJ
April: Alexander Ovechkin, WAS

Jon:
October: Jaromir Jagr, NYR
April: Ovechkin

Ryan:
October: Sidney Crosby, PIT
April: Ovechkin (Is there any doubt?)

Rich:
October: Sidney Crosby, PIT
April: Ovechkin

Vezina Trophy (Top Goalie)

Chris:
October: Ryan Miller, BUF
April: Evgeni Nabokov, SJ

Jon:
October:Roberto Luongo, VAN
April: Nabokov

Ryan:
October: Luongo
April: Nabokov

Rich:
October: Roberto Luongo, VAN
April: Nabakov

Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year)

Chris:
October: Nick Foligno, OTT
April: Carey Price, MTL

Jon:
October: Jonathan Toews, CHI
April: Price

Ryan:
October: Nicklas Backstrom, WAS
April: Backstrom

Rich:
October: Jonathan Toews, CHI
April: Patrick Kane, CHI

Norris Trophy (Top Defenseman)

Chris:
October: Nicklas Lidstrom, DET
April: Lidstrom

Jon:
October: Lidstrom
April: Lidstrom

Ryan:

October: Chris Pronger, ANA
April: Lidstrom

Rich:
October: Nicklas Lidstrom, DET
April: Lidstrom

Breakout Player

Chris:
October: Brent Seabrook, CHI
April: Evgeni Malkin, PIT

Jon:
October: Anze Kopitar, LA
April: Malkin

Ryan:
October: Drew Stafford, BUF
April: Brad Boyes, STL

Rich:
October: Alex Radulov, NAS
April: Malkin
Best Offseason Acquisition
Chris:
October: Vesa Toskala, TOR
April: Brian Rafalski, DET
(What a weak free agent class that turned out to be)

Jon:

October: Kimmo Timonen, PHI
April: Ty Conklin, PIT

Ryan:

October: Dustin Penner, EDM
April: Conkblock

Rich:

October: Mathieu Schneider, ANA
April: Schneider
Best In-Season Acquistion:
Chris: Ilja Bryzgalov, PHX
Jon: Brian Campbell, SJ
Ryan: Cristobal Huet, WAS
Rich: Bryzgalov

Surprise Team
Chris:

October: St. Louis Blues
April: Washington Capitals

Jon:

October: Florida Panthers
April: Boston Bruins

Ryan:

October: Los Angeles Kings
April: Phoenix Coyotes

Rich:
October: Chicago Blackhawks
April: Washington Capitals
Sabres Leading Scorer
Chris: Thomas Vanek
Jon: Vanek
Ryan: Vanek
Rich: Tim Connolly
Correct Answer: Derek Roy

Total Goals by Sabres This Season
Chris: 239
Jon: 258
Ryan: 226
Rich: 246
Correct Answer: 251

Jack Adams Trophy (Coach of the Year)

(because we forgot to do it in October)
Chris: Bruce Boudreau, WAS
Jon: Boudreau
Ryan: Boudreau
Rich: Boudreau

Most Surprising Sabre:
Chris: Daniel Paille
Jon:
Jason Pominville
Ryan:
Drew Stafford (Surprised that he regressed so far…)
Rich: Daniel Paille

One Comment

  1. Ryan

    You should have used the Mark Recchi bobblehead, Chris…