Hockey pool, week 14

Well, after the exciting changes in the rankings in weeks 12 and 13, this is a wee bit of a dull installment:

Yes, there was only one change in position, by GertyZ; her table-topping weekly score of 34 points was enough to propel her from 6th to 5th, and almost enough to catch Chall in 4th. Bob also had a good week, with 31 points, and is now in joint 2nd place with Ricardipus.

Lavaland and ScientistMother were this week’s laggards, with 21 points each. Lavaland still managed to hold onto a 10 point lead at the top, though, and ScientistMother looks to be in no imminent danger from either myself or Thomas.

Personally, I find the graph above to be slightly depressing viewing, and I prefer to look at this table instead:


(It’s my ambition to introduce proper football chants to the NHL, or at least to the Canucks, but no-one will ever chant along with me at live games, and my voice isn’t loud enough by itself).

Would anyone like to volunteer to host the next update(s)?!

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15 Responses to Hockey pool, week 14

  1. OK so I got my picks in this week but just barely. I can do the update next week.

    my star sidney is out, grumble grumble grumble..

  2. chall says:

    well, at least we could stop with the “catch chall” rant now since I’m free falling….. damn it. I couldn’t even change my picks for this week.

    I’ll join you Cath! CANUCKS!!! (and happily forgetting that the leafs are…. fourth from the bottom…)

  3. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Yeah, it’s not looking too great for the other Canadian teams (with the possible exception of the Canadiens). Ah well, plenty of games left in the regular season!

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      (wonders how many non-hockey fans will be horribly confused by the above comment)

    • chall says:

      I guess I could’ve said something about the Swede team though ๐Ÿ™‚ As it looks right now I have use for TWO shirts from the wardrobe… ah well, things can change before May. Obviously they could change between week 8 and week 14…

  4. ricardipus says:

    w00t! Home (ok, “work”) town team is on a streak! Nyaaa nyaaa to Edmonton, Islanders, and New Jersey… and nobody else…

    Never mind.

    Cath, I can do another update soon if you like.

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      It’s all relative, I suppose!

      Thanks for the offer – I’ll send out an email in the next day or two.

  5. Steve Caplan says:

    The last hockey game I watched was between the Winnipeg Jets, formerly of the WHL prior to their joining the NHL, and the Edmonton Oilers. Bobby Hull was the star Jet player, and Wayne Gretsky was the 17 year old wonder-boy (that Winnipeg turned down in the draft saying that he was too small…)

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      Dude, how old are you?!


      Incidentally, I know someone who used to date the guy who played the Jets’ mascot, Benny. I met him – nice guy!

  6. Gerty-z says:

    Woo hoo!!

    I can also post an update sometime. I haven’t amen a turn yet. I may even jump on the Canucks bandwagon!!

  7. ricardipus says:

    Gerty-z – me too, but only when they’re playing four games in a week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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