Hockey pool, week 25

First of all, many thanks to everyone who’s shared the update posting burden! I’m happy to take it from here as we enter the final couple of weeks, but your help is greatly appreciated – the pool became a bit of a chore last year, but not this time! I think having more players also helped to keep things a bit more interesting!

On to this week’s update!

Points for the week

Overall standings

Lavaland accrued the most points this week and increased her lead at the top of the rankings, while Bob put in a strong showing for the week, but only managed to make up a single point on second-placed Ricardipus. ScientistMother had an awesome week too, and made up a lot of the ground between her and me – she actually passed me on Saturday, but I managed to pick up a few points in Sunday’s games and just edged it back into fourth place. ScientistMother’s excellent week left Chall stuck in no-man’s land, and while I hate to count any chickens when it comes to sport, I think that Gerty and Thomas are unlikely to win the pool this year.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m off to completely re-think my team due to Kopitar’s nasty injury and the Canucks’ rather sparse schedule for the week!

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20 Responses to Hockey pool, week 25

  1. Lavaland says:

    Will the pool continue through the playoffs?

    ScientistMother had a great week – even with Ovi sitting out! I was pretty scared the all the week!

  2. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    No, it’s just for the regular season – although if you spot any playoff pools, let me know!

    Yeah, ScientistMother TOTALLY scared me this week – I was soooo relieved to pick up those points last night and reclaim 4th spot! Yay, Kesler et al!

    BTW, I thought the Canucks were only playing two games this week, but we have three – Saturday is April 1st, so the game wasn’t showing up on the March schedule I looked at. D’OH! At least I can justify keeping my three lovely Canucks though!

  3. gerty-z says:

    CRAP. Another week that I didn’t manage to update my picks. Stupid manuscript. *sigh* Anyway, at this point I think it may be mathmatically impossible to win this thing. Hopefully I can manage to stay ahead of Thomas, though πŸ™‚

  4. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    How is a manuscript more important than hockey?!

  5. chall says:

    Congrats to Lavaland and SM!

    I’m just not happy about being in “no-man’s” land…. πŸ™ not last i guess, but not with anyone either. Just me, all alone in the strange place *sulking*

  6. Lavaland says:

    I’ve been in another pool for 3 years now on CBC… I’m pretty certain they do playoffs, surprised sportsnet doesn’t! It’s pretty much the same as this one, only you can ‘star’ players for double points and get 2 goalies.
    (You need a canadian address, but they’ll take anything… been using a friends address this year )

    Otherwise I know of another one that is a little bit more involved, admins can assign points for goals and penalty minutes –

  7. ricardipus says:

    Rats. I think second place is going to be where I finish up, because Lavaland keeps beating me during critical weeks (like, most of them). πŸ˜‰

    Bob had a smokin’ week – I’m still a good way out front though. And well done ScientistMother, that was impressive too.

    Cath – you do know that hovering over players in the “picks” list shows how many games they’re scheduled for, right? πŸ˜‰

    This week should be interesting – lots of “good” options to pick from as many of the top players are playing three or four games. Tough to keep under that points cap…

  8. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Chall, well, there are two weeks left… so choose this week’s picks carefully!

    Lavaland, thanks for the links – I’ll consider those pools next year! The second one sounds like far too much effort though πŸ™‚

    Ricardipus, yes, I do know that, thanks! πŸ™‚ Actually, that’s how I spotted that I’d read the game calendar on the Canucks iPhone app incorrectly – I hovered over Danny Sedin before deleting him, just to check, and spotted that we have three games, not two. So I kept him.

    • chall says:

      i’m sticking with my swede/fave teams/something arbitrary so …. don’t think i have too much hope anymore. if nothing else, I might be able to pull off my old old canucks tshirt (11 years and counting) once the play off start?! πŸ˜‰

      might even have a photo for that.

  9. ARGHHH!! I know I should be happy with my points total but can you imagine if I hadn’t picked Oveckin? He was a last minute change when I realized I had enough cap room…I would’ve been way ahead of Cath….I know I”m never happy… :))

  10. Bob O'H says:

    Oh. Yeah. I am still in this. I was distracted by the cricket.

  11. I’m solidly in DFL. I guess this is what I get for failing to update my players since the fourth or fifth week of the year!

  12. ricardipus says:

    In other news, my man Teemu has put me verrrrrrry close to Lavaland – for today, anyway.

  13. urmh, if lavaland would only have a crappy couple weeks and I had a repeat of last, I could actually overtake her….but the chances of that happening is minimal.

  14. ricardipus says:

    Bum. I’m ten points behind, again.

  15. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    I don’t want to talk about it.

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