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Alex
PickupHockey All-Star



Canada
2816 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  10:02:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea for a game came to mind. What we will do is see who knows their playoff hockey the best!

Round One - Conference Quarterfinals
Once the NHL season is over, all interested members should post a list of who they think will win each matchup. All those with an 75 percent accuracy (ie. 6 or more of their 8 picks move on) will get to play in the next round.

Round Two - Conference Semifinals
All the members who picked with 100 percent accuracy move on.

Round Three - Conference Finals
All members who picked with 100 percent accuracy and predicted with at least 50 percent accuracy how long one of the two best of sevens would last move on.

Round Four - Finals
Before the start of each game, members need to bet on the winner. If it gets really close, we will go by amount of goals.

Obviously the rules can be adapted based on how it goes. Turnout will play a big role. We will see if not enough people make it to the next rounds, or too many do, how we should adapt the rules accordingly. I am open to suggestion.

Unlike all the games where a lot of you guys stay out, I think this one should not be hard to enter. I really want to try and involve everyone. Especially, I mean, especially the mods. We all know how much they know about hokcey history; how well can they predict the future?

You can start signing up now. I will post in a seperate posts the members involved. It should not take too long to simply pick 8 teams who you think will win. Just for fun guys. Please try and join

Edited by - Alex on 04/30/2008 04:21:58

Alex
PickupHockey All-Star



Canada
2816 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  10:03:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Members -- LOOKING FOR MORE
1. Alex
2. PainTrain
3. PensFan17
4. LeafsRockPlanet
5. Timay
6. Axey
7. mytor4
8. Datsyuk1
9. 99pickles
10. Patchy
11. tbar
12. Beans15
13. Thrasher17
14. OILONTARIO
15. Pasty7
16. Slozo
17. LeafsFan101
18. DevilsFanatic
19. HabsBiggestFan
20. GoStarsGo12
21. PhillyFan12
22. NashPreds
23. Sakic1969
24. Keith
25. rross
26. ci_1612
27. perryfan
Must say I am very disappointed with the turnout. Many of our most prolific posters have chosen to sit out on this one. It only takes two seconds guys. If Beans can do it so can you!

Playoffs start in less than a week. Make an effort to join.

Edited by - Alex on 04/07/2008 20:03:46
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PainTrain
PickupHockey Veteran



Canada
1393 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  10:23:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll join this. I do stuff similar to this with some of my buddies. Looks like fun.
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pensfan17
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
330 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  11:29:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess I will join, it sounds fun.
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Leafs Rock Planet
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
902 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  11:46:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im in. Still kinda unsure about the concept but I'll catch on.

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Timay
Rookie



Canada
105 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  11:52:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im down.. do we really need 100% accuracy in the later rounds? What if no one hits the mark?

Phaneuf pher Norris
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Alex
PickupHockey All-Star



Canada
2816 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  11:55:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Timay

Im down.. do we really need 100% accuracy in the later rounds? What if no one hits the mark?

Phaneuf pher Norris



As I said, we will see how it goes. If tons of people get past the first round, yes. If not, no. If barely anyone escapes the first round alive, we will change the percentage needed.

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Axey
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
877 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  12:02:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im down
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mytor4
Rookie



Canada
134 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  12:23:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alex

Members
1. Alex
2. PainTrain
3. PensFan17
4. LeafsRockPlanet
5. Timay
6. Axey
7.mytor4
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
18.
19.
20.
(will add more spots if neccessary -- hopefully it will be!)



mytor4 here i'll give this a shot.

57 career losses,46 shutouts and 5 vezina trophys.6 Stanley Cup rings in 8 yrs

Edited by - mytor4 on 03/24/2008 12:25:35
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Datsyuk 1
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
333 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  13:23:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm 110% in although what if no on en the second round get a 100%, then no one moves on?

Good defense is good offense!
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Axey
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
877 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  13:35:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Datsyuk .. read up a couple post ppl have just talked about it that should clear up your confusion
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ThorntonisTHEMAN
PickupHockey Pro



499 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  13:42:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm gonna be gone for 6 weeks from April 13 to May 23 without internet. I would love to join but i'm thinking this is something you need to be around for. Sorry Alex.

"I'm not dumb enough to be a goalie."
Brett Hull.
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99pickles
PickupHockey Pro

Canada
671 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  16:23:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll give this a shot.
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Patchy
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
529 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  16:37:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea Alex. I'm game.

~~Go Leafs Go~~
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Beans15
Moderator



Canada
8186 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  21:53:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be in
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tbar
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
376 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2008 :  09:07:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
im in
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mytor4
Rookie



Canada
134 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2008 :  15:05:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alex

Good idea for a game came to mind. What we will do is see who knows their playoff hockey the best.

Round One - Conference Quarterfinals
Once the NHL season is over, all interested members should post a list of who they think will win each matchup. All those with an 75 percent accuracy (ie. 6 or more of their 8 picks move on) will get to play in the next round.

Round Two - Conference Semifinals
All the members who picked with 100 percent accuracy move on.

Round Three - Conference Finals
All members who picked with 100 percent accuracy and predicted with at least 50 percent accuracy how long one of the two best of sevens would last move on.

Round Four - Finals
Before the start of each game, members need to bet on the winner. If it gets really close, we will go by amount of goals.

Obviously the rules can be adapted based on how it goes. Turnout will play a big role. We will see if not enough people make it to the next rounds, or too many do, how we should adapt the rules accordingly. I am open to suggestion.

Unlike all the games where a lot of you guys stay out, I think this one should not be hard to enter. I really want to try and involve everyone. Especially, I mean, especially the mods. We all know how much they know about hokcey history; how well can they predict the future?

You can start signing up now. I will post in a seperate posts the members involved. It should not take too long to simply pick 8 teams who you think will win. Just for fun guys. Please try and join



hi alex
couldn't email you as you have no email address in your profile. not trying to jump all over your poll setup but i was wondering what you think of making each round worth pts. something like -first rd every pick you get right = 2 pts next rd each one right = 4pts. that way everyone could continue playing and not get knocked out. you could than tallie up all the pts and see who wins. not trying to squeeze in on your poll . just wondering if you think if it's better that we keep everyone in the pool till the end.

ps-also it's good to see we are starting to get members getting involved in this pool. which ever way you go alex , thanks for getting it going.

57 career losses,46 shutouts and 5 vezina trophys.6 Stanley Cup rings in 8 yrs

Edited by - mytor4 on 03/25/2008 15:28:40
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OILINONTARIO
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
814 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2008 :  15:09:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Count me in too.

The Oil WILL make the playoffs in 2009.
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Thrasher17
Top Prospect



Canada
84 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2008 :  15:12:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll join
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Pasty7
PickupHockey Veteran



Canada
2278 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2008 :  18:18:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alex

Members
1. Alex
2. PainTrain
3. PensFan17
4. LeafsRockPlanet
5. Timay
6. Axey
7. mytor4
8. Datsyuk1
9. 99pickles
10. Patchy
11. tbar
12. Beans15
13. Thrasher17
14. OILONTARIO
15.
16.
18.
19.
20.
(will add more spots if neccessary -- hopefully it will be!)


i'll take spot number 15 if that works for you!

Pasty
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slozo
Moderator



Canada
4603 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2008 :  08:56:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allright then, I suppose I'll have to join.

Going by your rules . . . unless this is an unusual year with no upsets, I don't see there being a winner without rule modification. Seriously, the odds are greatly against it.

Secondly - Let's get the rules straight: Round one, we just pick the 8 winners of each matchup, 6 or better and we move on to round two. In Round two, we pick the 4 winners, and only those who pick all correctly move on to round 3 (statistically very slim - might want to make it 3 out of 4). Round three, need to pick both winners, and . . . (here's where it gets hazy) . . . predict length of each series?

You say "50% accuracy" . . . what does that mean? It's a 7 game series, so if I predict a 4 game sweep, that's over 50% correct! lol

And then, in round four, if by some miracle two guys are left (won't be, statistically speaking), they bet on winner, and how many goals are scored in the series?

My suggestion: Whatever the outcome after the ROUND 1, you take the top 3 percentages . . . however many people that is. Not likely to be any 8/8s, may be one 7/8, probably a couple 6/8s. My point is, if you take the top 3 percentages, it will be about 4 -7 people.
ROUND 2 - top two percentages move on (should be one or two guys eliminated here)
ROUND 3 - remaining combatants guess winners and series length. If more/less than two guys get both winners correct, you look at how many games off each was. In unlikely event that three or more get the winners and series lengths correct (near impossible, but still), they all get in final round.
ROUND 4 - guess winner, round length, and total goals scored. Closest wins, starting with correct winner, how close the series length prediction is, how close the goal tally is.

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
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Devils Fanatic
Top Prospect



Canada
87 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2008 :  10:16:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in if that's ok

Devils fan for life
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leafsfan_101
PickupHockey Veteran



Canada
1530 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2008 :  12:36:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in


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slozo
Moderator



Canada
4603 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2008 :  12:48:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also, Alex, you may want to add the number 17 to your list of 20 . . .

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
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Alex
PickupHockey All-Star



Canada
2816 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2008 :  14:05:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys this really is for the entire site I don't think it will take much time at all, chances are you commented on the topic in another forum already, you could just pick the 8 teams with higher seeds for all I care, point is to get optimal participation!

Guys like the admin, Willus, Leigh -- join your man Beans, be a sport and come on in! All the rest of you, where are you? MarkhamMax? LeafsFan94? IHATECROSBY? Shinnyafterschool? NashPreds?

And the newbies too, like davbid and other guys, give it a shot you have nothing to lose!

This site is 4 members short of 4600, and so far the turnout is only 17. That is less than a half a percent that has commited to playing! Come on boys!

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HabsBiggestFan
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
368 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2008 :  19:25:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey alex I will be in if there is still some room. Just remind me when it starts.

"There is a light at the end of every tunnel, just pray it's not a train"
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Gostarsgo12
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
437 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2008 :  10:28:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey you forgot me , can i join?

Go Stars
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Gostarsgo12
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
437 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2008 :  14:53:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alex
This site is 4 members short of 4600, and so far the turnout is only 17. That is less than a half a percent that has commited to playing! Come on boys!



Is there really that many members? how did you find that out?

Go Stars
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nashvillepreds
PickupHockey Veteran



Canada
1053 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2008 :  15:40:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Count me in too.

Ellis or Mason?

Go Preds Go!
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Beans15
Moderator



Canada
8186 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2008 :  15:59:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was thinking about this and I figure it would be better if everyone who was in from the start is in the entire playoffs. Each round, people pick who they think will win and what number of games each series will take. This way, in the end, the person who has picked the most correct winners will the the best. Plus, if there is a tie, you can go to the number of times the person had the number of games correct as well.
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mytor4
Rookie



Canada
134 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2008 :  16:54:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alex

Members
1. Alex
2. PainTrain
3. PensFan17
4. LeafsRockPlanet
5. Timay
6. Axey
7. mytor4
8. Datsyuk1
9. 99pickles
10. Patchy

20 AND COUNTING KEEP IT UP BOYS
11. tbar
12. Beans15
13. Thrasher17
14. OILONTARIO
15. Pasty7
16. Slozo
17. LeafsFan101
18. DevilsFanatic
19. HabsBiggestFan
20. GoStarsGo12
(will add more spots if neccessary -- hopefully it will be!)



2nd I.D DManPreds11
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PhillyFan12
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
399 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2008 :  04:41:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll join.
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slozo
Moderator



Canada
4603 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  06:24:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Beans, but I will add this suggestion:

We give all of our predictions for series winners before each round (or we could give the total prediction down to the winner of the Stanley Cup, just a bit harder), with a prediction for how long each series is.

Each round is weighted, however;
1st round correct guesses gets you 1 point,
2nd round 2 points,
3rd round 3 points,
and 4 points for predicting the Stanley Cup winner.

If more than one person is the winner, you count all the exactly correct predictions for series length (the ones with the correct winner, that is). Still tied, you start with the finals and downward, determining whose prediction was closest.

Again, just a suggestion - but I like the weighted thing, especially if we give all our picks before the playoffs. Because it is damn hard to pick the conference finalists and finalists, so you should be getting more points . . .

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Sakic1969
Top Prospect



Canada
6 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  07:15:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
count me in ty. Go Avs Go :>

Jay
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Sakic1969
Top Prospect



Canada
6 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  07:35:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
will there be a specific pool to join too?

Jay
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Keith
Top Prospect



21 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2008 :  14:38:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In.
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rross
Top Prospect



Canada
58 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2008 :  14:44:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in.

Go Habs Go!!
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rross
Top Prospect



Canada
58 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2008 :  14:47:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in.

Go Habs Go!!
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ci_1612
Top Prospect



Canada
17 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2008 :  03:04:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll join in I suppose

Chris Illsley
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mytor4
Rookie



Canada
134 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2008 :  15:25:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ok so what do we do next Alex now the season is over.How do we procede in your playoff pool.

57 career losses,46 shutouts and 5 vezina trophys.6 Stanley Cup rings in 8 yrs
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Alex
PickupHockey All-Star



Canada
2816 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2008 :  15:52:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mytor4

ok so what do we do next Alex now the season is over.How do we procede in your playoff pool.

57 career losses,46 shutouts and 5 vezina trophys.6 Stanley Cup rings in 8 yrs


We need all the members who comitted to joining this to post their 8 picks (the 8 teams they think will make the next round) before the first game of the playoffs begins!

Just the teams, nothing else. Sound good?

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