Welcome to this year’s annual playoff pool. A hearty congratulations to last year’s winner Jon.
Pick Winners and games before each round.
Picks must be in before the first game of each series. Failure to do so will result in being scored a 0 for the series.
- If you pick the winner correctly, you will be awarded 5 points, with 1 point subtracted for each game you were off. For Example: If you pick the Sharks in 5, and the Sharks win in 6, you get 5-1=4 points for that series.
- If you do not pick the winner correctly you will be awarded 0 points, with one exception.
- If you do not pick the winner correctly, but pick the series to go 7 games, and it does, you will be awarded 1 point.
How Do I get Picks To You?
Any way you want, but generally here and twitter are best.
But I don’t Know Anything About Hockey:
Do not fear! Over the next two days I will be bombarding you with information. Will it tell you who to pick? No. But there will be lots of numbers.
You don’t own the cup. No one does. Not the original six dog turds, not the Canadian teams, not northern teams. The NHL is a meritocracy and the only team that owns the cup is the one that goes out and earns it each year.
Following tonight’s victory over the Islanders, Jochen Hecht made the decision I was hoping he would make last season, given his concussion issues and the fact that there are so, so many things more important than hockey. Citing commitments to his family, Hecht has decided to hang up the skates in North America and return to his native Germany.
Dustin Brown was suspended for this hit on Wild Forward Jason Pominville. Let’s all watch it:
That was fun. Brown got just two games for blatantly throwing an elbow directly into someone’s face because he’s avoided NHL discipline thusfar despite one of the most impressive highlight reels of dirty hits. Michal Rozsival…when someone wants to play Race to Injury-forced Retirement with you, you make damn sure they win.
“We go tonight – What are you waiting for?” (Sleeperstar, We Go Tonight (Say It Again))
Do you feel like you’ve read this before? Because I feel like I’ve written it before …
It was scary there for a while, but the top prospects in the 2013 NHL Draft can breathe easy. The Buffalo Sabres will not be finishing in the toilet, and players like Seth Jones, Nathan Mackinnon, and Jonathan Drouin are no longer trying to sabotage their draft status. Mysterious phantom injuries, ailments, and even a self-diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia overtook many of the projected top draft picks, unabashedly attempting to avoid the Kiss of Death delivered by Darcy Regier.
After defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, the Sabres will land somewhere between the 8th and 13th pick.