The Rules of the Pool

HockeyWe're only 11 days away from drafting our annual playoff pool. We've got the location set, so if I know you in the real world and you want to join in the fun, drop me a line and I'll set you up.

Even though this pool has existed for over a decade, we've never actually documented the rules. For those of you joining us @ 6pm sharp on April 7th, here are the rules of the pool.

10. No proxies - you must draft your own players.

9. The draft ends when everyone has ten players.

8. A point is a point is a point. The final NHL.com statistics trumps all.

7. In the event of a tie, the poolie with the most players from the Stanley Cup winning team assumes the position. If it's still a tie, the winnings are shared.

6. There is a 2 minute time limit on each pick in the first five rounds and a 3 minute time limit for picks 6-10.

5. Drafting order is determined by drawing numbers from a hat.

4. $20 gets you in. The treasurer needs your money before you're allowed to draw from the hat.

3. There is a full disclosure policy with regards to injuries. If someone knows something about a players injuries, they should speak up so the drafter has a chance to reconsider. This rule applies to players who have sat out the last regular season game due to injury.

2. No helping. Other than disclosing player injuries, don't suggest picks to others or otherwise taint the integrity of the draft. Let the cards fall where they may.

1. Have fun. It's all good. May the best man poolie win.


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Mississauga Mike

We were kicking around the idea of doing a pool this season with a similar point structure to yours, if you don't mind I may have to borrow* this set of rules.

*Steal

March 30, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

Toronto Mike

You can license the idea. We'll talk about pricing.

March 30, 2009 @ 4:23 PM

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