NHL 2013 Playoffs Pool

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  1. TheCrumbIsHere

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    2013 NHL Hockey Playoffs Pool:

    Introduction:
    This is a pool that I have run for several years and I want to invite all of TSO to participate. It's a fun pool that combines a bit of fantasy hockey with pick 'em and it's very appropriate for the playoffs.

    Step 1: Fill Out Your Bracket

    Eastern Conference(Finalized):
    (1)Pittsburgh Penguins vs (8)New York Islanders
    (2)Montreal Canadians vs (7)Ottawa Senators
    (3)Washington Capitals vs (6)New York Rangers
    (4)Boston Bruins vs (5)Toronto Maple Leafs

    Western Conference(Finalized):
    (1)Chicago Blackhawks vs (8)Minnesota Wild
    (2)Anaheim Ducks vs (7)Detroit Red Wings
    (3)Vancouver Canucks vs (6)San Jose Sharks
    (4)St. Louis Blues vs (5)Los Angeles Kings

    Your objective is to now successfully fill out the bracket. Begin by selecting the winners of the first four series in each conference. In the NHL Playoffs, unique to it alone is that after the first round the teams are reseeded. You will need to account for this reseeding in your selections. Here is an example:

    Let's say I select (1)Boston, (2)Washington (5) Carolina and (6)Pittsburgh. Then in the next round I would have Boston playing Pittsburgh and Washington playing Carolina.

    In other words the highest seeded team(the lowest value) will play the lowest seeded team(the highest value).

    In addition to selecting each of the winners, you are to attempt to predict the number of games in each series will last. IF you are correct, you will earn an additional point to your score.

    Scoring:
    Part 1 Scoring:
    Each Correct Conference Quarterfinals Series Prediction[2 pts] [16 max]
    Each Correct Conference Semifinals Series Prediction[4 pts] [16 max]
    Each Correct Conference Finals Series Prediction[8 pts] [16 max]
    Correct Stanley Cup Prediction[16 pts] [16 max]
    Total Possible: 64 points

    Step 2: Select your Team

    Your team:
    LW:
    RW:
    C:
    D:
    D:
    G:
    Enforcer:

    Rules for your team:
    1. You may only select ONE player from each team. In other words, your team needs to consist of 7 different players from 7 different teams.
    2. Your player at each position must be listed as such on ESPN. In other words you must have a LW as your LW.
    3. Once you make your selections, your team is final. You will not be repicking your team throughout the tournament.

    Scoring:
    Position Players:
    -1 point for each point(goal, assist)
    -You will also either gain or lose points based on each player’s +/- Rating. This value is cut in half, rounded down.

    Goaltenders:
    -1 point per win
    -2 point bonus per shutout

    Enforcer:
    -You will gain points based on the number of penalty minutes divided by 3, rounded down.

    Part 3: Tiebreakers
    Tiebreaker 1: Number of Goals scored in the Stanley Cup Finals[ALL GAMES]
    Tiebreaker 2: Number of Goals scored by the Eastern Conference Team in the Stanley Cup Finals
    Tiebreaker 3: Number of Goals scored by the Western Conference Team in the Stanley Cup Finals

    All Entries for the NHL Hockey Playoffs Pool must be completed by the night of the first game of the NHL Playoffs which I believe is Tuesday, April 30th. If you have any questions about how the pool works, let me know.

    Good Luck!
    -SpaceDominator
     
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  2. TheCrumbIsHere

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    My picks due to fail. :)

    Western Conference:
    (1)Chicago over (8)Minnesota in 5 games
    (7)Detroit over (2)Anaheim in 6 games
    (6)San Jose over (3)Vancouver in 7 games
    (5)Los Angeles over (4)St. Louis in 7 games

    (7)Detroit Red Wings over (1)Chicago Blackhawks in 7 Games
    (6)San Jose over (5)Los Angeles in 6 games

    (7)Detroit Red Wings over (6)San Jose Sharks in 6 games

    Eastern Conference:
    (1)Pittsburgh over (8)New York Islanders in 7 games
    (2)Montreal over (7)Ottawa in 6 games
    (6)New York Rangers over (3)Washington in 7 games
    (5)Toronto Maple Leafs over (4)Boston Bruins in 6 games

    (1)Pittsburgh over (6)New York Rangers in 7 games
    (2)Montreal over (5)Toronto in 6 games

    (2)Montreal over (1)Pittsburgh in 6 games

    Stanley Cup: (7)Detroit Red Wings over (2)Le Habs in 6 games
    C: Crosby, PIT
    LW: Ovechkin, WSH
    RW: Kane, CHI
    D: P.K. Subban, MTL
    D: Franson, TOR
    GK: Howard, DET
    Enforcer: Chris Neil, OTT
     
  4. Cheez

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    Playoffs start tomorrow, for what it's worth

    Western Conference:
    Chicago def. Minnesota in 5
    Detroit def. Anaheim in 6
    Vancouver def. San Jose in 5
    St. Louis def. Los Angeles in 6

    Chicago def. Detroit in 5
    Vancouver def. St. Louis in 7

    Chicago def. Vancouver in 6

    Eastern Conference:
    Pittsburgh def. NY Islanders in 4
    Montreal def. Ottawa in 5
    Washington def. NY Rangers in 7
    Boston def. Toronto in 5

    Pittsburgh def. Boston in 6
    Montreal def. Washington in 5

    Montreal def. Pittsburgh in 7

    Stanley Cup Finals:
    Chicago def. Montreal in 5

    C: Henrik Sedin - Vancouver
    LW: Alex Ovechkin - Washington
    RW: Patrick Kane - Chicago
    D: Kris Letang - Pittsburgh
    D: Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis
    GK: Carey Price - Montreal
    Enforcer: Chris Neil - Ottawa

    Tiebreakers
    Tiebreaker 1: Number of Goals scored in the Stanley Cup Finals[ALL GAMES] - 28
    Tiebreaker 2: Number of Goals scored by the Eastern Conference Team in the Stanley Cup Finals - 11
    Tiebreaker 3: Number of Goals scored by the Western Conference Team in the Stanley Cup Finals - 17
     
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    Yeah I know but I figured giving the one extra night might add an entry or two. I sincerely doubt one game will affect too many opinions, especially with as wide open things are this year.
     

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