Hockey Playoff Pool


The 2006 NHL Playoff Pool

HockeyIt's April, and that means the Stanley Cup playoffs are less than three weeks away. Our Leafs won't be involved, but our annual playoff pool will be back after a forced year hiatus. If you're feeling nostalgic, you can view the results from 2003 and the results from 2004. We've been running this pool for over a decade. If you're interested in drafting a team with us, please contact me. Don't be shy.

The pool was originally run by my brother's friend and classmate. The first few drafts I attended were actually held at Bishop Allen High School near Royal York and the Queensway. The guy who used to run it completely dropped out once he bacame a legitimate Grade C celebrity. You can check out his Bite TV bio and see if you know him. If you don't know him from Bite TV, and I'm guessing you don't, you might know him as one of the hosts of Live Audio Wrestling.

Why Jason Agnew dropped our annual playoff pool like a hot potato is still unknown, but my guess is hanging out with big time mucky mucks at the Fan 590 like Roger Lajoie and Norm Rumack went to his head. What Agnew didn't know was that our playoff pool would persevere and thrive in his absence. This year's draft, to be held at a top secret Etobicoke location, promises to be our best one yet. There will be no inherent Leafs bias to cloud our judgement. Recaps will be posted here daily and the grand prize will be a pretty sweet pot. In this pool, we don't just play for pride, we play for cold, hard cash.

Again, we're looking for a few new participants to replace the scatterred Portelli clan. Drop me a line and I'll tell you the rules, location and date. Even Jay is invited. Some things are greater than the sum of their parts.

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Pool Update: Day Sixty Two

Playoff PoolIt. Is. Over.

Congratulations to Marc Felice for winning our 2004 playoff pool. Alexi gave him a good run for the money but will have to settle for second. I finished fourth out of ten. If the hockey gods shine upon us, we'll all do this again next April.

For the final standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Sixty

Playoff PoolI'm sleepy this morning because I was up until midnight last night hoping the Flames would score in overtime bringing the cup back to Canada where it belongs. Instead Martin St. Louis scored early in the second extra period forcing a game seven. Go Flames Go!

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Fifty Eight

Playoff PoolThe top two competitors in our 2004 playoff pool seem to be the only two collecting points these days. Alexi got a couple but Marc trumped him with a three spot. A five point lead at this point in the season is virtually insurmountable. Alexi is praying for a miracle.

I'm heavily rooting for Calgary to win this series. It's a very likable team in a small Canadian market with a fearless leader I truly respect. Go Flames Go!

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Fifty Five

Playoff PoolThis exciting Stanley Cup final is now a best of three. Will Alexi be able to come back in our 2004 playoff pool? Only time will tell.

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Fifty Three

Playoff PoolCalgary's shutout meant only Marc got a point last night in our 2004 playoff pool. Marc happens to lead the pack and drafted the only Calgary Flame, superstar Jerome Iginla. Lucky bastard.

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Fifty One

Playoff PoolLike two prize fighters exchanging jabs, both Alexi and Marc led the way last night with three points a piece in our 2004 playoff pool. Marc maintains his slim three point lead but with the finals tied at two, there are many games left to play.

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Forty Nine

Playoff PoolO Canada! Calgary is three wins away from bringing the Stanley Cup back home where it belongs.

Only three of us in our 2004 playoff pool recorded points last night and they were the first three who selected players in our early April draft. Coincidence? Probably.

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Forty Six

Playoff PoolI was rooting heavily for Tampa Bay, so I was quite pleased when they defeated the Flyers tonight and CBC took that annual lingering shot of an unhappy Bob Clarke in the press box.

Five participants are left without a player in our 2004 playoff pool, including Ryan who led for much of the post season and is currently in a solid third place. That means Alexi and Marc will be duking it out for the championship. It's also worth noting that Pops did not register a point and will therefore finish last becoming the first person to go from first to worst in our annual pool. Congratulations Pops!

For the current standings go here.

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Pool Update: Day Forty Four

Playoff PoolWatching overtime last night hoping the Tampa Bay Lightning would prevail, I was thoroughly impressed by the end to end action. As overtimes go, this was particularly exciting. Unfortunately, the Flyers prevailed which is very good news for Ryan and terrible news for Alexi in our 2004 playoff pool.

Meanwhile, Marc has moved into first place and Pops has tied Stefan for last place. If Tampa Bay wins game seven, and Lady Luck helps me out, I could catch Ryan for third. Not too shabby...

For the current standings go here.

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