NHL Playoffs Pool 2012

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  1. TheCrumbIsHere

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    2012 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:
    (1)New York Rangers vs (8)Ottawa Senators
    (2)Boston Bruins vs (7)Washington Capitals
    (3)Florida Panthers vs (6)New Jersey Devils
    (4)Pittsburgh Penguins vs (5)Philadelphia Flyers

    Western Conference:
    (1)Vancouver Canucks vs (8)Los Angeles Kings
    (2)St. Louis Blues vs (7)San Jose Sharks
    (3)Phoenix Coyotes vs (6)Chicago Blackhawks
    (4)Nashville Predators vs (5)Detroit Red Wings

    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 Wednesday, April 11th. If you have any questions about how the pool works, let me know.

    Good Luck!
    -SpaceDominatora
     
  2. Cheez

    Cheez TSO's 1,000,000th Poster

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    My Team:
    LW: Alexander Ovechkin (WAS)
    RW: Marian Gaborik (NYR)
    C: Patrick Sharp (CHI)
    D: Zdeno Chara (BOS)
    D: Alexander Edler (VAN)
    G: Jimmy Howard (DET)
    Enforcer: Zac Rinaldo (PHI)

    Tiebreaker 1: 28 goals total
    Tiebreaker 2: 11 goals by the Eastern Conference team
    Tiebreaker 3: 17 goals by the Western Conference team
     
  3. Cheez

    Cheez TSO's 1,000,000th Poster

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    Dont tell me im the only one who is doing this thing!
     
  4. TheCrumbIsHere

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    I'll be posting my selections tomorrow. :)
     
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    Let's see the hockey minds of TSO make some predictions!
    CrackinBacks ; JH FUEG; bprough ; Burgh66 ; Selvy9 ; Nvschultz1325 ; Fiddy14 ; Slice51 Picks due by tomorrow before the games.

    Picks Due To Go Right:

    Eastern Conference:
    NY Rangers over Ottawa Senators - 7 games
    Philadelphia over Pittsburgh - 7 Games
    New Jersey over Florida - 6 Games
    Boston over Washington - 6 Games

    New York Rangers over New Jersey - 6 Games
    Philadelphia over Boston - 6 Games

    New York Rangers over Philadelphia - 7 Games

    Western Conference:
    Los Angeles over Vancouver - 7 Games
    Detroit over Nashville - 6 Games
    Chicago over Phoenix - 6 Games
    St. Louis over San Jose - 5 Games

    Detroit over Chicago - 6 Games
    St. Louis over Los Angeles - 6 Games

    Detroit over St. Louis - 6 Games

    Stanley Cup: Detroit over New York Rangers in 5 Games

    My Fantasy Team:
    C: Zetterberg, DET
    LW: Hartnell, PHI
    RW: Gaborik, NYR
    D: Chara, BOS
    D: Shea Weber, NSH
    GK: Halek, STL
    Enf: Neal, OTT

    Tiebreakers:
    Total Goals: 15 (Western 9, Eastern 6)
     
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  6. Selvy9

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    Good thing you tagged us! I don't usually check this forum cuz nothing ever happens, but I like the idea.

    Rangers in 5
    Bruins in 7
    Panthers in 7
    Penguins in 6

    Canucks in 5
    Blues in 4
    Blackhawks in 6
    Predators in 7

    Rangers vs Penguins; Penguins in 6
    Bruins vs Panthers; Bruins in 7

    Canucks vs Blackhawks; Canucks in 6
    Blues vs Predators; Blues in 6

    Bruins vs Penguins; Penguins in 5
    Canucks vs Blues; Blues in 7

    Penguins vs Blues; Penguins in 6
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    LW; James Neal
    RW; David Backes
    C; Sid the Kid
    D; Zdeno Chara
    D; Alex Edler
    G; Brian Elliot
    Enforcer; Brad Marchand
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    Tiebreaker; 26 goals (14 for east, 12 for west)

    Can't believe I have to wait til Friday to see my Panthers finally play a playoff game. Then again, it's been 12 years so whats another day or two.
     
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  7. TheCrumbIsHere

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    Yeah, good luck to your Panthers. I always like to see new teams do well, but unfortunately they never seem to perform very well the first time they get back into the playoffs. They also have the difficulty of dealing with Brodeur in his retirement year as well.

    As for tagging, yeah... Probably makes the most sense. I almost should tag the PS3 guys too.
     
  8. Selvy9

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    This is actually the first time Florida's made it "back" into the playoffs, they went from 96-2000 every year, and haven't since, but whatever, lol. I think something like 16 of the 20 players dressed for their last game weren't on the team last season, so it's been virtually a completely new team this year, one with a lot of playoff experience, so we'll see if they can flip the switch. And Brodeur hasn't won a playoff series in like 5 years, their success is going to come from the offense, which just feels weird for a NJ team, lol. Whether its 4 games or 24 though, I'm just happy to see playoff hockey. You have no idea how long 12 years can feel...
     
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    Final reminder. Let's get these picks in. Read the first post for full details. I've also invited the PS3 folks to participate. :)
    CrackinBacks ; JH FUEG; bprough ; Burgh66 ; Selvy9 ; Nvschultz1325 ; Fiddy14 ; Slice51
    redwings8831; shiftee; rschwep; herbmarino; CxMacx10; Patrick S ; QuiN-TriX ; oilerplanet ; LAC27 ; Sdubb1515; fishdock ; wingnut55 ; cablexx89; Shadowassassin39

    All you're doing is filling out the bracket and picking out your fantasy team of players that are going to perform the best. Remember, only one player per each team though. GL.
     
  10. Shadowassassin39

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    Eastern Conference:
    NY Rangers over Ottawa Senators - 6 games
    Pittsburgh over Philly - 7 Games
    New Jersey over Florida - 5 Games
    Washington over Boston - 7 Games

    New York Rangers over New Jersey - 7 Games
    Pittsburgh over Boston - 6 Games

    New York Rangers over Pittsburgh- 7 Games

    Western Conference:
    Vancouver Over L.A. - 6 Games
    Nashville over Detroit - 7 Games
    Chicago over Phoenix - 6 Games
    San Jose over St.Louis - 7 Games

    Nashville over Chicago - 6 Games
    Vancouver over San Jose - 6 Games

    Nashville over Vancouver - 6 Games

    Stanley Cup: New York Rangers over Nashville in 7 Games

    My Fantasy Team:
    C: Richards, NYR
    LW: Marleau, SJS
    RW: Neal, PIT
    D: Letang, PIT
    D: Shea Weber, NSH
    GK: Rinne, NSH
    Enf: Rupp, NYR

    Tiebreakers:
    Total Goals: 19 (Western 8, Eastern 11)
     
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    Only 19 goals in a 7 game series? Guess you're a big Lundqvist\Rinne fan, lol.
     
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    At the time, I forgot I had it at a 7 Game series but, They both are really good goalies :)
     
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  13. Fiddy14

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    bah, i forgot about this. wish i would have filled this out, bc im sure i would have been 100% wrong on everything. lol.
     
  14. TheCrumbIsHere

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    Final results(Sorry about the delay):

    1. Shadowassassin - 59
    2. Crumb - 48
    3. Cheez - 43
    4. Selvy - 25

    The only minor issue is that shadow didn't exactly follow my rules for one player from each team. But... he did win by 11 points anyways, nor am I going to argue about it this far out. Congrats to Shadow for the win!

    Selvy9 ; Cheez ; Shadowassassin39
     
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    Wooops, My bad :O
     
  16. TheCrumbIsHere

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    Was honestly my fault for not catching it way back when. No big deal at all. :)
     

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