Hockey Playoff Pool


2008 Playoff Pool: Day Twenty-Three

PuckOn day 23, my last two active players hit the golf course. Well, they were already inactive due to injury, but now it's official. I will finish this year's pool with 25 points.

To put that in perspective, the last place finisher last year had 47 points. The two years before that the loser had 36 and the year before that 35. You get the idea. 25 points between 10 players is shockingly low. Briere already has 14 on his own. I have set a new standard for shite-ness.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Twenty-Two

PuckI could have swore I heard that Carey Price was the reincarnation of Patrick Roy? That's a ballsy move benching Patrick Roy for Jaroslav Halak.

In the pool, Drew still leads, and he tells me he's moving to Nova Scotia and not New Brunswick. Toronto Mike regrets the error.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Twenty-One

PuckBack in 1952, the owner of a Detroit fish market, Peter Cusimano, threw an octopus onto the ice. The eight legs were purportedly symbolic of the eight wins it took to win the Stanley Cup at the time. The Red Wings went on to sweep both of their opponents that year en route to a Stanley Cup championship.

What would be symbolic of going 16-0 in the playoffs?

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Twenty

PuckI've mapped out the remainder of the playoffs. The Flyers will oust the Habs to create the Battle of Pennsylvania. The Penguins will beat the Flyers in the conference finals setting up an exciting final against the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings will prevail, but this experience will strengthen the Penguins who will go on to win it all in 2008 / 2009.

Note to self: Draft Pens next year.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Nineteen

PuckDrew continues to lead by five over the trifecta of Ryan, Marc and Patino. I'll be pretty surprised if Drew doesn't end up winning this whole thing, and since he'll probably be living in New Brunswick by the time the cup it awarded, I might get away without having to pay him.

Just kidding... sorta.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Eighteen

PuckNow that I've adopted the Pens as my rooting interest for the remainder of the playoffs, I'm having trouble getting into the other three series. With my basketball team down 3-1 and heading to Orlando and my baseball team in a serious funk, I might have to check into this Toronto FC thing I keep hearing about.

In the pool, Drew's back in the lead. I'm rooting for Ryan or Steve, because one owes me $50 and the other owes me $80 and extracting their debts from their winnings might be my best shot at getting paid.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Seventeen

PuckIn hindsight, maybe I should have loaded up on Pens instead of Ducks.

In the pool, the top four guys are separated by a single point. Good for them. When you're getting blown out in a pool, you can just ignore the whole damn thing. I don't have that luxury. This, my friends, is the definition of hell.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Sixteen

PuckI really hate this Habs ~ Flyers series, because I hate both teams so much. Why can't they both lose?

In the pool, Ryan and Marc are tied in the lead, but Pittsburgh plays tonight which should bolster Drew's chances. Here's hoping the Pens come out of the East.

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Fourteen

PuckWith one round complete, I'm not the only poolie to lose 8 of his 10 players. Mike C. and Gary are in the same boat. On the other end of the spectrum is Alexi who managed to have all 10 of his players advance to round 2. Alexi has some ground to make up, but you can't count him out.

After one round, here's the standings. Please don't laugh at me.

1. Ryan = 50
2. Drew = 49
2. Marc = 49
4. Steve = 47
5. Patino = 43
5. Mike C = 43
7. Pops = 40
8. Alexi = 33
9. Gary = 32
10. Mike B = 23

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2008 Playoff Pool: Day Thirteen

PuckI really wanted to see the Canadiens ousted last night. That would have been so sweet, but alas, it was not to be. The Canadiens rank #2 on my hate list... which I'll unveil on Friday.

In the pool, Drew has been caught. With the Penguins not playing, Ryan was able to catch him with his Capitals who forced a game seven. Marc caught Drew as well, and sits tied in second with him.

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