2017 Playoff Pool Draft Complete

I've been hosting the annual playoff pool for several years, but I've never won. Before I hosted, when I was merely a participant, I didn't win, either. In total, I'd guess that's over two decades of futility.

With Great Lakes Beer flowing and Palma Pasta fresh from the oven, fourteen of us made our picks last night. I had the 11th overall pick and here's my team that's all but guaranteed to lose.

  1. A. Panarin - CHI
  2. D. Keith - CHI
  3. P. Bergeron - BOS
  4. D. Krejci - BOS
  5. J. Carlson - WAS
  6. R. Hartman - CHI
  7. P. Eaves - ANA
  8. R. Spooner - BOS
  9. S. Vatanen - ANA
  10. L. Eller - WAS

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I'm shocked Mike!

Where's the faith?

I was sure you'd stock pile Leafs : )) ..

April 12, 2017 @ 9:21 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


When it comes to sports, I definitely have a rooting interest, but I always remain a realist.

April 12, 2017 @ 10:04 AM

Rob J

Bruins are getting a lot of love from the analytics crowd...as are the Wild.

April 12, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

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@Rob J

And my dislike for the Bruins is outweighed by my dislike for the Sens!

April 12, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

Rob J

I have the added absurd psychological tick in that if I pick players from teams I like, it's a guaranteed jinx!

April 12, 2017 @ 11:55 AM


Chicago's path through the West is a bit easier this year, with LA faltering and the Ducks and Sharks looking just a tad of a step behind them. Don't think the Wild or Blues are ready from prime time. They're the favourite to come out of the West. As for the East, it's a toss-up between the Caps and Penguins. There may be 5 Canadian teams in the playoffs this year but it's hard for me to see a path to victory for either of the 5 teams.

And yeah, it stung a lot picking the Caps over the Leafs in my pool.

April 12, 2017 @ 1:19 PM

The Voice of Reason


We both actually have Blackhawk influenced pools this year.

Off topic, what is up with "The Parking Ticket Guys" thread. It is over 5 years old and there is still back and forth going on.

April 12, 2017 @ 4:46 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


That PTG page updates several times a day. It's quite the feud.

April 12, 2017 @ 4:50 PM

Rob J

Was your co-host Elvis a part of the pool?

April 12, 2017 @ 6:04 PM

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@Rob J

He was invited, RSVP'd he was coming, then never showed.

April 12, 2017 @ 6:08 PM

Rob J

He may not be taking the implied threat of @1236 taking over the 2nd chair seriously enough...

April 12, 2017 @ 6:43 PM

Ivan Drago

You will lose...

April 13, 2017 @ 7:38 AM


I RSVP'd yes but didn't show. Again.

April 13, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


We'll discuss this during episode 231.

April 13, 2017 @ 9:33 AM

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