I honestly didn’t think we’d get any NHL hockey this year, but just like that I’m already double booked for the first Canucks game on Saturday and committed to three hockey pools*…
…including this one!
We’re using the CBC pool again, as most people who are interested should already have an account, and unlike other pools it continues into the playoffs. All readers (including lurkers) and Twitter friends welcome! Once you’ve picked your team for the first week, join the group VWXPool (password: 2012Season!) and let me know in the comments, especially if you’re new and you think I won’t recognise your user name (we always get at least one random person joining the pool each year, but I kick them out if two emails asking who they are go unanswered. I guess some people join random pools on the internet with people they don’t know, which seems odd to me, but to each their own I guess).
I think the pool will be smaller than usual this year, as I know there are a few past participants who are so cheesed off with the lock-out and/or the league’s inaction on head injuries that they just don’t want to be involved in NHL hockey in any way, shape or form any more. We’ll miss you guys, but I do understand – I’m seriously cheesed off with the whole situation myself, just not quite enough to override my love of the sport and the IRL & online social scenes that revolve around it.
*the three pools are very different. The CBC pool we’re using here involves choosing new players every week, another that my friend is running involves picking one player each from 20 groups and sticking with that line-up for the whole season, and the one we’re doing at work will be my first ever draft-style pool. The draft is on Friday… wish me luck!