Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dive into the Deep End of the Pool

Competitive sports are underway, and that must mean that betting of some kind must also follow. Not to be left out of all the fun, I have called together my fellow hockey lovers of the interweb and have engaged them in a bit of harmless name-calling, hair-pulling, eye-gouging fun - also known as...

The 1st Annual Blogger Playoff Pool!

Here's how it works: all the bloggers will be submitting their picks on a round-by-round basis. Points will be awarded for correct responses as well as for correctly answering different bonus questions. After each round a winner will be announced, who will then get to pick any three bloggers in the competition to write a glowing post on the winner's favorite team.

There will also be one ultimate winner at the end of the playoffs, when one team has lifted Lord Stanley's cup. At that point, every blogger in the pool will have to write something nice about the winner's team (Caps fans, can you picture it? If one of our own wins, everyone has to say something nice about the Caps! I don't think that's ever happened in the history of the franchise!)

I was going to reveal everyone's picks here but then thought...nah. Better to keep you all in suspense until the very end. (Plus its too much work and frankly I'm a little lazy.)

Updated standings will appear here after each round so you can cheer on your favorites or create voodoo dolls for supporters of teams you despise. Hey, I'm not judging. Bloggers and readers alike are invited to chatter away in the comments - I want to hear some insults, some smackdowns...but keep it clean, please. No four letter words you wouldn't see on a second grade spelling test, okay?

Your contestants, ladies and gentlemen:

Bethany - Columbus
Bleu Blanc et Rouge - Montreal
CapsChick - Washington
CapsNut - Washington
Chanuck - Washington
Christy Hammond - Detroit
DCSportsChick - Washington
Duncan - Calgary
Ellie - Pittsburgh
Elly - Pittsburgh
Finny - Anaheim

Gustaffson - Washington
Heather B. - Buffalo
hockeygirl - Calgary
J.P. - Washington
Jennifer - Atlanta
Jordi - Montreal/Edmonton
Keily E. - Toronto
Kevin - Buffalo
Kristin - Philadelphia
Margee - NY Islanders
Matthew Macaskill - Montreal
Mike - Washington
Mike Vogel - Washington
Monika - Toronto
MT - Ottawa
Paige - Buffalo
The Peerless - Washington
pucksandbooks - Washington
Sherry - Ottawa
Steph - Detroit
The Falconer - Atlanta
The Ghost - Buffalo
Tyler - Pittsburgh

Bloggers, I'll reveal everyone's picks via e-mail in the next day or so. Please let me know if you are listed incorrectly, your blog address is not right...or I had a senile moment and left you off completely.
Thanks and good luck!!


Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

I think we all know who's going to win... :D *ahem*

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

And damn, that's a lot of Caps fans...maybe this thing is done purposely because you want a "glowing post" about the Caps, eh?

Just pulling your leg...

hockeygirl said...

Yeah! Me!

Finny said...

ahahha i voted on emotion... though can I mention that most people refer to me as Finny and not Christy Finn? So, I dunno if you want to continue using my full name or not, but sure. =) hehe.

GO DUCKS! (but tonight it's GO SHANE!--- ER, BOLTS!)

CapsChick said...

Uh oh, looks like someone's on to me bbr... ;)

Fixed that for ya, Finny! :)

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...


I knew it! :D

Matthew Macaskill said...

Habs in 16.

Oh. Nevermind.

Macaskill to dominate! 7 of my 8 picks won their first game, very nice! High-five!

Though, game one really means nothing.

Heather B. said...

Soooooo... Who among you really, really hates the Sabres? You know, just for the record...

OT: Rebecca, I don't think I've mentioned this before but I am LOVING Zubie. He is a beast with the puck. I wish we could keep him.

CapsChick said...

Heather B: I don't think you want to open up the "who hates the Sabres" can of worms...when you're good everyone hates you. And Caps fans are a little biased, too ;)

See, Zubie is more suited to doing exactly what he's doing for you guys - playing as a winger on a checking line. I'm glad you like him, though! For better or worse, I always liked him when he was here.

Steph said...

I wouldn't say "hate"...but be warned, you take this, Heather, and my entire glorification post is going to be about the assets of Ty Conklin :b

Jordi said...

What the hell did I do in those picks? God I seem to be in the huge minority in the eastern conference on who wins. Whoo Margee knows EXACTLY what I wanted!