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1158
04-07-2010, 11:34 PM
Here is a screen capture of the first round (sorted by total first round points). I'll double check the scores again tomorrow. It's pretty late and my ass is dragging, so I probably have at least 1 mistake in there. I did check them twice, but still...

FINAL ROUND:
Spreadsheet:http://www.mediafire.com/?nym0amw1m40
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/tlebo75/finalpool.jpg

ROUND 3 Spreadsheet: Looks like media fire is down. I'll upload the file and add the link when it's back up
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/tlebo75/round3.jpg

ROUND 2 Spreadsheet: http://www.mediafire.com/?nmgnomydt5n
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/tlebo75/round2.jpg

ROUND 1
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/tlebo75/round1.jpg


Here is the spreadsheet with first round results: http://www.mediafire.com/?nzjfmhjhtnt
First, I'm putting this in the Fantasy section because it seems there is more traffic here. I would ask the mods if they could leave it here until the playoffs start and, if possible, sticky the thread.

Thanks.

OK, I've volunteered to run the playoff pool this year, using the same rules and format from years past.

Once the playoff match ups are finalized, you can send in your picks using the Excel file linked at the bottom of the page. If you don't have Excel, just email me your picks, but using Excel will make my life much easier. If you must email me your picks, please have them in this format: WSH 6, NJ 6, BUF 6, and so on. Don't forget the tie breaker. If you use the spread sheet please make sure you fill out the sheet correctly.

As an example, if you think WSH(1 seed in East) will beat 8 seed in 6 games, you would put WSH in the ET1v8 column and then 6 in the GMS column next to the ET1v8 column. I know there are a lot of columns, but it will allow me to use formulas.

Make sure to include your HI Name, Winner of each match up with the number of games, and your tiebreaker (goals scored by the Cup champ).

***THIS IS NOT A ROUND-BY-ROUND GAME - IT IS LIKE MARCH MADNESS - FILL YOUR BRACKETS OUT COMPLETELY ***

2010 NHL PLAYOFF BRACKET RULES

1. What you do is select the teams that you think will pass on to the next round of the playoffs. For the first round, you will select four teams in the East and four teams in the West. You then decide how many games it will take that team to win its seven game series.

2. For each series in the first round in which you select the correct team, you are given four points minus a point for each number of games in which you are off by. So, for example, if the Red Wings win their first round series in five games and you predicted it would take them 7 games to win, you will be awarded (4 - (7 - 5)) two points for that series. If the Red Wings fail to win their first round series, you earn no points for that selection.

3. Successive rounds are worth twice as much as the round before, so the conference semis are worth up to 8 points each, the conference finals are worth up to 16 points each series, and the Stanley Cup Finals are worth 32 points. Likewise, the point reduction for the number of games you are off by increases one in each subsequent round (-1 in rd. 1, -2 in rd. 2, -3 in rd. 3, -4 in rd. 4.)

4. Each round is worth up to 32 points, with a total possibility of 128 points for the tournament.

5. Entries must contain all winners for each round (i.e. 8 conference quarterfinal winners, 4 Conference Semi-final winners, 2 Conference Final Winners, and 1 Stanley Cup winner.)

6. In the event of a tie after the Stanley Cup Playoffs are over, whoever came the closest to predicting the total number of goals that were scored by the Champions throughout the entire course of the playoffs will be declared the winner.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ:

After all four first-round series are over with (for each conference,) those teams are re-seeded, so that the best team (based on their original seedings) squares off against the worst team that is left, and the two other teams face each other. This is only the case for the second round (Conference semi-finals) of the playoffs.

Please use the attached form for your brackets. Please save the Excel file to your computer, fill it out, and e-mail the filled-out bracket in an attachment to 2010hipop@gmail.com before the playoffs begin. **Please include your HI name in the subject line of the email, along with some version of 2010 HI Playoff Pool**

DEADLINE IS AN HOUR BEFORE THE FIRST PLAYOFF GAME!!!


I will post updates in this thread after each round with a link to the standings.

Please email all picks to - 2010hipop@gmail.com

Excel spreadsheet(Now with teams added!):http://www.mediafire.com/?wizyiimzzhm

Once the deadline has passed, I'll update the thread with everyone's picks. Once I have it posted, please check your entry and notify me of any mistakes via email or PM. I'll double check your picks (I will save all the entries) and make adjustments when necessary.

There will again be the coin flip entry with each series won in 6 games. In addition to the coin flip, I'm going to add the magic eight ball (real one, not online) this year (same as coin flip, 6 games). You may have beaten the coin, but can you handle the eight ball?

Good Luck Everyone!!!

T

Here are the screen captures:

Quarter Finals:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/tlebo75/quarters.jpg


Semi Finals through Finals:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/tlebo75/finals-1.jpg

If you have any questions, PM or email me.

So far I have entries from
Snipes16
alias
a0102030405
Habber82
boltsfan26
Habsfreak
dripsey3
jeffoule
szuturon
Zangetsu
Motorcat
arexjay
MugenDragon
winnar
suckerpuncher
Hamsterkill
toronto1979
KneelBeforeZod
Contusion
Rico
Hockeyis#1
nyrblue2
gogoayane
Dubz
Sponge
snoopzen
Moans
madsci
TheMasterUnit
Katharsis
Spartan
nineoneone

szuturon
04-07-2010, 11:57 PM
If only we had a monkey like TSN did...

housenuts
04-08-2010, 02:20 AM
how much?

Hamsterkill
04-08-2010, 06:54 AM
It's a free, just for fun pool.

Thanks again for doing this, 1158!

Castanagy
04-08-2010, 08:58 AM
anyone running a $ playoff pool?

mike550
04-08-2010, 12:56 PM
This pool is always good and fun, but would love to get in on a $ pool. Who wants to set one up where we draft a team and all?

I can start it up.

arexjay
04-09-2010, 12:22 PM
You may have beaten the coin, but can you handle the eight ball?

:lol:

alias
04-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Thanks a ton for doing this Terry. One of my favourite parts of HI. This time I won't go with the homer picks....I'll say Montreal will lose the finals this time ;):p:hic:

toronto1979
04-09-2010, 07:39 PM
I did pretty well last year IIRC.

I'm anxious to play again and see if I can at least crack the top 10.

1158
04-09-2010, 08:09 PM
I've set up an auto reply for the email add. If you send your entry and do not receive confirmation you know I didn't get your entry.

1158
04-10-2010, 10:51 AM
I updated the spreadsheet and added more columns so I can use formulas. If you already downloaded the other one, don't worry about switching to the new one. Once the seeding is set I'll make a dummy entry and post it here to hopefully help anyone with questions.

T

a0102030405
04-10-2010, 11:00 PM
my first year, so hopefully I can kick all your asses :D

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-11-2010, 01:52 AM
Nice Terry. Thanks bud! Once the seeds are set I will try to sneak 15 minutes of free time to fill out my bracket.. dare I pick SJ once again ? ? ?

1158
04-11-2010, 09:47 AM
Nice Terry. Thanks bud! Once the seeds are set I will try to sneak 15 minutes of free time to fill out my bracket.. dare I pick SJ once again ? ? ?

If you don't send an entry, I'll give you the 8 ball picks. We'll call it the Magic Sponge Ball :p

Katharsis
04-11-2010, 03:29 PM
After not visiting HI for some time (god that blog roll thread is a mess...), I came on today to see if anyone had started this up again.

If not I had a thread ready to go.

Thanks T!

1158
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
After not visiting HI for some time (god that blog roll thread is a mess...), I came on today to see if anyone had started this up again.

If not I had a thread ready to go.

Thanks T!


No problem, you can do it next year!

Habber82
04-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Might be my ignorance, but where does the cup champ fit in? Your bracket seems to end with the conference finals.....

1158
04-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Might be my ignorance, but where does the cup champ fit in? Your bracket seems to end with the conference finals.....


Just noticed that myself. I fixed it. Damn it, really sorry about that. I went back to start filling it out and realized I was missing a section. The link I posted is now the complete file...

Again, my apologies.

T

Habber82
04-11-2010, 07:47 PM
That's just a screen shot, there are more cells off the page...

I know, I'm talking about the Excel sheet. There is no space for the stanley cup finals.

1158
04-11-2010, 07:58 PM
I know, I'm talking about the Excel sheet. There is no space for the stanley cup finals.

I realized what you meant after I made my post. It should be fixed now, will you see if it is correct for you now?

Thanks.

Habber82
04-11-2010, 08:01 PM
Nope, plus all the formatting has been lost.

1158
04-11-2010, 08:01 PM
Nope, plus all the formatting has been lost.

Fuck. All right, hold on...

Habber82
04-11-2010, 08:03 PM
I just added in two more columns for the SCF.

Habber82
04-11-2010, 08:04 PM
Might be a Mac thing.

1158
04-11-2010, 08:09 PM
What a cluster. Ok, now it should be there and should be correct. Somehow the first spreadsheet I created got uploaded the second time. Habber, that is what you got, somehow.

For anyone who downloaded the incomplete one, just include the rest of your picks and I'll enter them into Excel.

T

1158
04-11-2010, 08:11 PM
Might be a Mac thing.

No, it was a Terry not paying attention thing. :$

Dubz
04-11-2010, 08:55 PM
I always wait till the last minute ...i know shit happens. Thanks for hosting the party and my picks will be in by puck drop (or a goal or two afterwards...haha)

1158
04-11-2010, 09:12 PM
I always wait till the last minute ...i know shit happens. Thanks for hosting the party and my picks will be in by puck drop (or a goal or two afterwards...haha)


No prob. As long as it's in my in box 1 hour before puck drop. Is the first game on Wed?

Oh yeah, just did the coin flip. All I will say is wow...

Dubz
04-11-2010, 09:16 PM
No prob. As long as it's in my in box 1 hour before puck drop. Is the first game on Wed?

Oh yeah, just did the coin flip. All I will say is wow...


1 hour before puck drop? HARD ASS:lol:

1158
04-11-2010, 09:21 PM
1 hour before puck drop? HARD ASS:lol:

Well that was the rule from previous years. I'd actually be fine if was in my box by the time the puck drops for the first game.

But for you, Dubz...2 days before puck drop. :p

Dubz
04-11-2010, 09:29 PM
But for you, Dubz...2 days before puck drop. :p

I think that will give me motivation to be on time:angelic:

alias
04-11-2010, 09:42 PM
my picks have been received! For the column that was missing I just put the number of games in the same cell as my pick to win it all...hope that's okay.

1158
04-11-2010, 09:47 PM
my picks have been received! For the column that was missing I just put the number of games in the same cell as my pick to win it all...hope that's okay.

That's fine, I fixed it. That was my screw up. Once the playoffs start I will post the whole sheet and everyone can verify that I have their entries correct.

MrScientist
04-11-2010, 11:27 PM
Sent. I used plain text instead of the form though, sorry

1158
04-11-2010, 11:45 PM
Sent. I used plain text instead of the form though, sorry

No worries, took me less than 2 min to enter it.

jeffoule
04-12-2010, 11:04 AM
1st participation. Hope i will crack the top-10 :)

jeffoule
04-12-2010, 03:47 PM
Hey one stupid question i guess:

Are the brackets fixed this year? I mean, supposed this scenario in round 1 :
MTL beats WSH
PHI beats NJ
BUF beats BOS
PIT beats OTT

Who will MTL play against in round 2? PHI, BUF or PIT?

Habber82
04-12-2010, 04:12 PM
BUF or the next best team

1158
04-12-2010, 04:36 PM
I'm checking each entry to make sure that the proper seeding has been maintained. If you send me an entry that has a match up that isn't possible, I will send you a PM letting you know.

T

arexjay
04-12-2010, 09:08 PM
sent!

a0102030405
04-12-2010, 11:49 PM
Hey one stupid question i guess:

Are the brackets fixed this year? I mean, supposed this scenario in round 1 :
MTL beats WSH
PHI beats NJ
BUF beats BOS
PIT beats OTT

Who will MTL play against in round 2? PHI, BUF or PIT?

they get reseeded. so

8 MTL
7 PHI
3 BUF
4 PIT

BUF vs MTL
PIT vs PHI

suckerpuncher
04-13-2010, 08:08 AM
I'm in.
Thanks for doing this.

toronto1979
04-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Is it possible to update the sheet so the first round matchups are defined?

Would be easier to make my picks if it says WSH vs MTL rather than ET1v8

1158
04-13-2010, 10:30 AM
Is it possible to update the sheet so the first round matchups are defined?

Would be easier to make my picks if it says WSH vs MTL rather than ET1v8

Yeah, I can do that now that it's Set.

I'll update it in a second.

moans
04-13-2010, 10:30 AM
Good call. I'll fill my bracket in later tonight.

1158
04-13-2010, 10:49 AM
is it possible to update the sheet so the first round matchups are defined?

Would be easier to make my picks if it says wsh vs mtl rather than et1v8


done!

szuturon
04-13-2010, 11:42 PM
Yo. I just emailed you a 2nd spreadsheet. I had 2nd thoughts on one of my outcomes and it dominoes into the finals... can you please update my picks?

1158
04-13-2010, 11:45 PM
Yo. I just emailed you a 2nd spreadsheet. I had 2nd thoughts on one of my outcomes and it dominoes into the finals... can you please update my picks?

Got It! :beer::beer::beer:

snoopzen
04-14-2010, 09:58 AM
Sent in my picks... last year I finished 7th, and hopefully I can improve on that.

I actually had a shot of winning the whole thing, but the same team I picked to go far the last few years screwed me again. :freak:

So with apologies to Sponge, MrtyBrodur and anyone else in the Bay Area, this year f*** the Sharks.



(You should be happy. They'll probably hoist the Cup now! :D)

szuturon
04-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Sent in my picks... last year I finished 7th, and hopefully I can improve on that.

I actually had a shot of winning the whole thing, but the same team I picked to go far the last few years screwed me again. :freak:

So with apologies to Sponge, MrtyBrodur and anyone else in the Bay Area, this year f*** the Sharks.



(You should be happy. They'll probably hoist the Cup now! :D)

:beer::beer::beer:

chicagohockey
04-14-2010, 02:30 PM
I have to finalize my spreadsheet. Hope to send it before the games start if I get home on time.

TheMasterUnit
04-14-2010, 04:06 PM
sent. hey guys sry i been away like all season. i changed jobs so i'm not on the comp that much. punkass crawford and neui shit all over my team this year. is sponge bong still here? that rascal will love my picks. later hosers.

LetGoKings
04-14-2010, 04:07 PM
What is the difference in the final two columns? Total P and TB?
Isn't the Tie Breaker the total points scored by your predicted SC champion?
Am I making this too difficult?

LGK

TheMasterUnit
04-14-2010, 04:15 PM
the P column leave blank that is the total pts that 1158 will modify as the playoffs progress. the TB column is how many goals you think your SC Champ team will score the whole time during the playoffs.

LetGoKings
04-14-2010, 04:16 PM
the P column leave blank that is the total pts that 1158 will modify as the playoffs progress. the TB column is how many goals you think your SC Champ team will score the whole time during the playoffs.

Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.

LGK

1158
04-14-2010, 04:31 PM
Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.

LGK

Don't worry about the columns, I'll fix it.

madsci
04-14-2010, 05:12 PM
Hey 1158 - thanks again for doing this. If I win (sorry, when I win), I'll give you 15% of my glory as thanks. :)
:beer:

1158
04-14-2010, 05:26 PM
Hey 1158 - thanks again for doing this. If I win (sorry, when I win), I'll give you 15% of my glory as thanks. :)
:beer:

Don't forget to add 1% for GloryPal :p

Spartan
04-14-2010, 05:30 PM
Just sent...but if I'm too late, I understand.

Good stuff and thanks again 1158.

1158
04-14-2010, 05:39 PM
Just sent...but if I'm too late, I understand.

Good stuff and thanks again 1158.

I'm taking entries up to puck drop...

canuckthug
04-14-2010, 06:17 PM
very late e-mail.
sent 6:12 PM central. day1
hopefully no pucks were dropped.

1158
04-14-2010, 06:36 PM
very late e-mail.
sent 6:12 PM central. day1
hopefully no pucks were dropped.

I turned the game on at 7:14 PM and there was 19:28 gone in the first. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

Polls are now closed.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-14-2010, 06:52 PM
Hope you got mine and all was kosher. I really suck at these types of pools. I only sent homer picks in one conference this year. You all should be so proud. Thanks again T for setting this up. :cheers:

1158
04-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Hope you got mine and all was kosher. I really suck at these types of pools. I only sent homer picks in one conference this year. You all should be so proud. Thanks again T for setting this up. :cheers:

Got it and it was good, other than your pick for cup champ. :lol::lol:

I've posted the final spread sheet in the first post. Here is the link as well... (now alphabetized!) http://www.mediafire.com/?nyhvnzvuq4x

I'll post up the chart for those without Excel after dinner.

T

arexjay
04-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Alphabetize that shit!

alias
04-14-2010, 07:52 PM
If MTL wins you need to put that magic 8 ball in a case or something

1158
04-14-2010, 08:05 PM
Alphabetize that shit!


I did, but guess I didn't save it after making that change.

1158
04-14-2010, 08:10 PM
If MTL wins you need to put that magic 8 ball in a case or something


I think the 8 ball was trippin' or something that day. I knew the Hab fans were going to love it. If it is right, you Habs fans will worship the damn thing. MTL's secondary logo would be an 8 ball! :lol:

alias
04-14-2010, 08:22 PM
I think the 8 ball was trippin' or something that day. I knew the Hab fans were going to love it. If it is right, you Habs fans will worship the damn thing. MTL's secondary logo would be an 8 ball! :lol:

Soty....if Montreal wins I need a 8ball sig made!

1158
04-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Added screen captures for those of you without Excel. If everyone could check their entry to make sure it is correct. I saved the originals and will verify any discrepancies against them.

KneelBeforeZod
04-15-2010, 02:01 AM
I thought I was going out on a limb, but meanwhile I ended up taking the overwhelming HI favorite to win it all, Vancouver. I guess I shouldn't be surprised of the brilliance (or else sheer stupidity) of the HI denizens. Meanwhile, while most all entries had Vancouver winning, only a sparse few had much higher Vegas favorites San Jose (4), Chicago (2), or Pittsburgh (2) winning.

Perhaps Vancouver is the 2010 version of San Jose...

madsci
04-15-2010, 08:38 AM
One night and my bracket is already a total mess. 0-4 last night. Awesome.

dripsey3
04-15-2010, 10:47 AM
Not as many picking the Caps to win as I thought there would be.

I have a feeling the fecking 8 ball will beat me...

toronto1979
04-15-2010, 01:22 PM
One night and my bracket is already a total mess. 0-4 last night. Awesome.
You and me both

LetGoKings
04-15-2010, 01:26 PM
You and me both

Add me to the list.

a0102030405
04-15-2010, 05:15 PM
Add me to the list.

1-3 :)

http://i44.tinypic.com/mh65a8.jpg

1158
04-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Damn, 8 ball's doing better than me so far... Ugh.

alias
04-15-2010, 10:27 PM
Damn, 8 ball's doing better than me so far... Ugh.

i think its doing better than everyone atm

jeffoule
04-20-2010, 03:50 PM
Im first for now, but i guess it will not last long if the favorites begin to win.

madsci
04-21-2010, 08:20 AM
Coin Flip is the only one who picked Nashville. I hope I don't get beat by the coin flip...

snoopzen
04-21-2010, 09:38 AM
I'm runnng a similar pool at work and among other things the coinflip picked the Habs to make it to the Finals.

I will be depressed if I lose to the coinflip in that one.

Hockeyis#1
04-23-2010, 11:17 PM
Well after the Phlyers triumph, my bracket is fucked. GG me.....

1158
04-23-2010, 11:38 PM
Well after the Phlyers triumph, my bracket is fucked. GG me.....

Yeah, the Devils totally fucked my bracket. :mad: Brian Boucher is a douche... :grumpy::rant::tantrum:

MrScientist
04-24-2010, 08:10 PM
A lot of my picks are looking really good right now, but yeah, fuck fatass and the rest of NJ :lol:

arexjay
04-25-2010, 01:05 AM
:cool:

toronto1979
04-25-2010, 01:49 AM
Well after the Phlyers triumph, my bracket is fucked. GG me.....

Not necessarily, almost all of HI picked Jersey to win. We're all in the same boat.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-25-2010, 02:03 AM
wow this is the first year that the Sharks actually won in the amount of games I expected them to! Beers on me !!

moans
04-25-2010, 02:29 AM
FUck you Brian Doucher!
You completely fucked over my bracket. Why the fuck would I ever pick NJ to win. Marty the choke Brodeur!.

szuturon
04-25-2010, 02:36 AM
FUck you Brian Doucher!
You completely fucked over my bracket. Why the fuck would I ever pick NJ to win. Marty the choke Brodeur!.

Hah yea... I bet on him to simply out-duel Boucher. I'm fortunate however that I did not pick them advancing past the next round anyway... I am how ever very concerned about Buffalo... I'm done if they're done.

alias
04-25-2010, 09:58 AM
nailed the SJ pick....damned NJ though....I had them going to the finals :mad:

a0102030405
04-25-2010, 11:02 AM
ott gone (:() devils gone, at least the west side of my bracket is looking good.

szuturon
04-27-2010, 02:58 AM
*sigh*... i'll get you guys next year.

Spartan
04-27-2010, 10:56 AM
This bracket looks like my NCAA bracket did.

Katharsis
04-27-2010, 11:54 PM
As long as your Finals teams are still alive, everyone has hope! Don't go giving up just yet...

..unless of course your finals teams were axed in the first round, then you better start praying to beat the 8-Ball.

canuckthug
04-28-2010, 01:01 AM
Im toast now (the PHX upset looked good), but obviously did not happen. I think San vs Det is more exciting than PHX SAN anyway.

GO NUCKS!!

Hamsterkill
04-28-2010, 06:58 AM
As long as your Finals teams are still alive, everyone has hope! Don't go giving up just yet...

..unless of course your finals teams were axed in the first round, then you better start praying to beat the 8-Ball.
Yeah, I lost one of my finals teams... Now I have to bank on Chicago winning it all. :lol:

1158
04-28-2010, 08:44 PM
I should have used the 8 ball's entry. My bracket is well fucked and far from home... :mad:

I'll post up the updated spread sheets sometime tomorrow evening.

alias
04-28-2010, 09:34 PM
yeah I had NJ & VAN in the finals. But most people picked WAS and NJ and lost that one, but we're all in the same boat there so it's not so bad. Go Nucks!

Dubz
04-28-2010, 09:58 PM
yeah I had NJ & VAN in the finals. But most people picked WAS and NJ and lost that one, but we're all in the same boat there so it's not so bad. Go Nucks!

You mean go habs:lol:

Ive got DET/PIT:nuts:

Lost the NJ , WAS and BUF picks

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-28-2010, 10:14 PM
You mean go habs:lol:

Ive got DET/PIT:nuts:

Lost the NJ , WAS and BUF picks

May not be so crazy come the end of this thing... This is one of the first years I didn't choose pitt/sj finals, I think. If it happens I am gonna be pissed! (for about a minute...)

jeffoule
04-28-2010, 10:59 PM
Thanks a ton for doing this Terry. One of my favourite parts of HI. This time I won't go with the homer picks....I'll say Montreal will lose the finals this time ;):p:hic:

Hey alias! Keep having faith !! :D :D
GO HABS GO!

mike550
04-29-2010, 01:25 PM
Didn't participate in this and wow glad I didn't. My predictions were a mess.

I had:

WAS
OTT
PHI
BUF

CHI
COL
PHX
VAN

2 for 8. Wow

moans
04-29-2010, 01:28 PM
Didn't participate in this and wow glad I didn't. My predictions were a mess.

I had:

WAS
OTT
PHI
BUF

CHI
COL
PHX
VAN

2 for 8. Wow

That's 3 for 8 boss ;)

My bracket and my playoff pools are absolutely destroyed. I guess thats what happens when you wing your draft and about 5 of your intended picks go to the person picking before you!

mike550
04-29-2010, 01:38 PM
That's 3 for 8 boss ;)

My bracket and my playoff pools are absolutely destroyed. I guess thats what happens when you wing your draft and about 5 of your intended picks go to the person picking before you!

Oh right, my bad. Got lucky with the Philly upet, but bombed on pretty much everything else.

And yeah I'm really struggling in my playoff pools :blah:

1158
04-30-2010, 12:21 AM
Updated for first round results...

8 Ball beating a lot of people... :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-30-2010, 01:10 AM
If I'd of known Jersey and Wash was gonna get the boot in the first round I would have picked a SJ/Pitt final once again!!! My east bracket is totally fucked. Shoulda went with the heart and not the head. Oh well. Can't win em all!

Thanks again for handling all the nitty gritty & point tracking etc. :beer:

dripsey3
04-30-2010, 02:49 AM
My eastern bracket is toast and I had the Caps as my Stanley Cup winners.

My western bracket is looking good. Had all 4 teams advance. Should mean I don't finish last.

Hamsterkill
04-30-2010, 06:49 AM
Damn, worst I've ever done in this pool so far, lol.

Zangetsu
04-30-2010, 11:08 AM
We're showing that coinflip who's boss.

Me, on the other hand, I'm getting beat by a novelty fortune teller.

madsci
04-30-2010, 03:13 PM
I bet coin flip is really pissed he's losing to that upstart magic 8 ball. What an embarrassment for it.

5/8 in first round, but 3/4 of my semi teams are still alive, and I had Wsh going out in this round anyway, so I'm holding on to hope. Hope that I can beat magic 8 ball, at least.

a0102030405
04-30-2010, 05:56 PM
at least I'm beating the coin flip lol. My worst predictions ever.

alias
05-01-2010, 10:10 AM
yeah my eastern bracket is fucked, (I have WAS & NJ winning this round :lol:) but just about everyone has at least one of these 2 teams winning this round. Only guy that has 2 teams still in it is Contusion with PIT & PHI. If SJ and VAN can win their series I think I'll be alright regardless of who wins in the east.

toronto1979
05-01-2010, 01:23 PM
Updated for first round results...

8 Ball beating a lot of people... :lol::lol::lol::lol:
Fucking magic 8-ball and it's Montreal prediction.

At least it took Phoenix and Colorado as well. So I still have a chance to at least beat the 8-ball.

Dubz
05-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Some of us are "behind the 8-Ball"

:freak:

arexjay
05-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Only six people (well, five people and one magic 8 ball) have an active team winning the East - Pittsburgh.

madsci
05-03-2010, 11:12 AM
Only six people (well, five people and one magic 8 ball) have an active team winning the East - Pittsburgh.

:wave:

Pit in the east, but I have Chi in the west (uh-oh, Van looks good).

moans
05-04-2010, 02:44 PM
My bracket is shit. I'm beating the coin flip only. What a disasterous postseason.

Dubz
05-04-2010, 07:44 PM
My bracket is shit. I'm beating the coin flip only. What a disasterous postseason.

Yeah the first round can be a bitch. With 3 upsets/underdogs winning (Coyotes and Avs had their chances as well) this year has been tough. I know this is cliche but it really shows the parity in the league created by the cap.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
05-09-2010, 02:43 AM
picked SJ in 7 over the Wings but I will take it in 5 ANY DAY !

Hockeyis#1
05-09-2010, 03:04 AM
Well unless Vancouver makes some miracle comeback, my bracket is deader than a parrot.

szuturon
05-09-2010, 03:05 AM
Well unless Vancouver makes some miracle comeback, my bracket is deader than a parrot.

it's ok... we'll get'em next year.

dripsey3
05-10-2010, 03:45 AM
Well unless Vancouver makes some miracle comeback, my bracket is deader than a parrot.

It ain't over yet.

I'm hoping the Hawks finish them off in 6. Should mean I avoid finishing in the bottom 5. That's the only thing I'm hoping for. Sad really.

arexjay
05-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Only four people have two active teams remaining. Crazy!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
05-13-2010, 01:25 PM
Only four people have two active teams remaining. Crazy!

5 if you count that silly guy who chose the Hawks :D

szuturon
05-13-2010, 02:12 PM
I shoulda never changed my picks... I think my original picks had the Hawks going to the finals.

madsci
05-13-2010, 02:45 PM
and only five people still have their cup winner playing? wow.

alias
05-13-2010, 05:19 PM
the winner of this pool will easily have the lowest points of all time. not a single person predicted montreal or boston making it out of round 2, and one person took Philly so everyone's east bracket is done if Boston wins.

dripsey3
05-14-2010, 03:24 AM
I've only got SJ & Chicago left. I have the Caps winning it all so SJ must win the West if I'm to have any chance.

madsci
05-14-2010, 10:52 AM
I've only got SJ & Chicago left. I have the Caps winning it all so SJ must win the West if I'm to have any chance.

I really need Pittsburgh to rebound from that disappointing game seven loss...

HABS_FrEaK
05-14-2010, 01:24 PM
I really need Pittsburgh to rebound from that disappointing game seven loss...

:lol:

toronto1979
05-15-2010, 10:39 AM
West has a semi final of 1 vs 2 seed
East has a semi final of 7 vs 8 seed

Don't see that very often.

1158
05-16-2010, 12:08 AM
the winner of this pool will easily have the lowest points of all time. not a single person predicted montreal or boston making it out of round 2, and one person took Philly so everyone's east bracket is done if Boston wins.


8 ball did!

I'll update this tomorrow (later today) folks. Been real busy. I didn't get to watch 1 game of round 2...none. What a pisser... :mad:

arexjay
05-16-2010, 09:54 AM
I'll update this tomorrow (later today) folks. Been real busy. I didn't get to watch 1 game of round 2...none. What a pisser... :mad:

FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT

alias
05-16-2010, 10:05 AM
8 ball did!

The 8 ball is not a person though :p

toronto1979
05-16-2010, 12:05 PM
Does the 8 ball actually have a chance of winning this pool?

Zangetsu
05-16-2010, 08:36 PM
It's got the Coyotes beating the Pens in the finals, so no. It's probably going to beat me, though.

Hamsterkill
05-16-2010, 11:34 PM
It's got the Coyotes beating the Pens in the finals, so no. It's probably going to beat me, though.
That's weird... For some reason I thought it had the Habs winning it since I remembered the Habs fans saying it needed to be framed if they won.

1158
05-18-2010, 07:52 PM
Ok, it's up there now. First post has a screen capture and the file has been uploaded. Again, sorry about being late. I was putting a new engine in my car...

Motorcat is now the new leader...

1158
05-18-2010, 07:53 PM
That's weird... For some reason I thought it had the Habs winning it since I remembered the Habs fans saying it needed to be framed if they won.

No, it only has the Habs making it to the Conf Finals, but given what Habs fans were expecting it was amazing to them. lol

snoopzen
05-18-2010, 08:17 PM
Damn. Solidly locked in just behind the Magic 8 Ball. That's gotta sting a little bit. :\

1158
05-18-2010, 08:29 PM
Damn. Solidly locked in just behind the Magic 8 Ball. That's gotta sting a little bit. :\


8 ball in the top 15... Though it's done scoring points, I believe

snoopzen
05-18-2010, 08:41 PM
8 ball in the top 15... Though it's done scoring points, I believeYep. And so am I. ;)

1158
05-18-2010, 10:14 PM
Yep. And so am I. ;)


I still have Chi, but I had them losing to NJ :banghead:

1158
05-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Update coming tonight...

1158
05-26-2010, 12:43 AM
I shoulda never changed my picks... I think my original picks had the Hawks going to the finals.


Your original picks would have you at 41 points right now. What a bitch, huh? At least no money was on the line...

Added spreadsheet screen capture. Mediafire appears to be down. I'll upload the file and add the link later today.

Contusion is the new leader and can't be caught. If the Hawks win, he wins. if the Hawks lose, he wins. Homer bastard...:p:yuck::irked:

Only 2 people have the Hawks winning it all. Of course no one has the Flyers...

dripsey3
05-26-2010, 02:55 AM
I finished 9th. First time in the top 10. I'm happy.

Hamsterkill
05-26-2010, 06:53 AM
Damn, worst I've ever done in this pool so far, lol.
And now I'm top 10 and one of the only two in the pool still with points on the table. Interesting quick turn of events pretty much just from having Chicago win this far.

snoopzen
05-26-2010, 08:01 AM
Stoopid Magic 8 Ball. :irked:

szuturon
05-26-2010, 08:09 AM
Your original picks would have you at 41 points right now. What a bitch, huh? At least no money was on the line...

Added spreadsheet screen capture. Mediafire appears to be down. I'll upload the file and add the link later today.

Contusion is the new leader and can't be caught. If the Hawks win, he wins. if the Hawks lose, he wins. Homer bastard...:p:yuck::irked:

Only 2 people have the Hawks winning it all. Of course no one has the Flyers...

Like multiple choice tests... always go with your first instincts... This is the last time I change my picks :(

Hamsterkill
05-26-2010, 08:21 AM
Stoopid Magic 8 Ball. :irked:

Wow, I didn't even know we had that smiley.

madsci
05-26-2010, 11:30 AM
Woo-hoo, top five finish! Pretty happy about that.

It's the top five that pay out, right? Right?

1158
05-26-2010, 11:46 AM
Woo-hoo, top five finish! Pretty happy about that.

It's the top five that pay out, right? Right?


Sure, why not. Top 5 get their entry fee returned plus a portion of the other pool participants' entry fees.

:p:hic::lol::beer:

madsci
05-26-2010, 11:48 AM
Sure, why not. Top 5 get their entry fee returned plus a portion of the other pool participants' entry fees.

:p:hic::lol::beer:

:D

Awesome! I'm in such a giving mood, I'll match my payout for each of the next five (except magic 8 ball. He's a douche).

Motorcat
05-26-2010, 01:16 PM
Led a round and finished 6th - my best showing since my initial win

:beer:

HABS_FrEaK
05-26-2010, 01:32 PM
And the most improved player goes to


HABS_FREAK

:lol:

From last to third, not bad :D

Hamsterkill
05-26-2010, 06:03 PM
Led a round and finished 6th - my best showing since my initial win

:beer:
Not so fast... I could still pass you... I think.

Contusion
05-27-2010, 02:10 AM
Your original picks would have you at 41 points right now. What a bitch, huh? At least no money was on the line...

Added spreadsheet screen capture. Mediafire appears to be down. I'll upload the file and add the link later today.

Contusion is the new leader and can't be caught. If the Hawks win, he wins. if the Hawks lose, he wins. Homer bastard...:p:yuck::irked:

Only 2 people have the Hawks winning it all. Of course no one has the Flyers...

Great, so the one time I win this thing, I didn't actually win...everyone else lost. :mad:

:lol: Thanks again for hosting the game, T.

1158
05-27-2010, 04:31 PM
Great, so the one time I win this thing, I didn't actually win...everyone else lost. :mad:

:lol: Thanks again for hosting the game, T.


Yeah, you sucked less... :hahano::hahano:

At least I won one of my fantasy leagues... :slap:

Hamsterkill
06-16-2010, 03:30 PM
If my math is right, the only change after the the Finals is that I move to second place. :p

1158
07-01-2010, 05:01 PM
If my math is right, the only change after the the Finals is that I move to second place. :p

Yup, you are right. Sorry I've been gone so long.

The new spreadsheet is available for download and the screen captures have been added.

8 ball finished 19th, no a bad showing for its rookie season.

alias
04-06-2011, 08:41 PM
anybody reviving this for these playoffs? was fun last year, I'd love to do it again.

Hamsterkill
04-09-2011, 10:52 PM
I know I'd be interested in taking part, but once again I'm not in a position where I can run it.

Snipes16
04-11-2011, 01:40 AM
I'd like to personally nominate Raja or Bearcat to run it this year..

You know, with the whole starting goaltender thread now over, that opens up plenty of their free time to step it up for those of us desperate for a commish to run the contest.

Thanks in advance guys

Raja
04-11-2011, 09:15 AM
I was thinking about it. I just looked over the first post and if you guys want to do it the same way I can probably do it no problem, just might need some technical help to make sure I'm doing it right. I'll make another topic for it.