Friday, April 29, 2011

Belated Round 1 Standings

A day or so late, but I'm going to have to beg your pardon on grounds of first round fatigue. Nine straight days of overtime and this playoff commute is really starting to wear on me. But some people have real problems, so before I run off to the airport, I thought I'd throw up a quick first round update.

The standings after Round 1:
Geoff        472
Doug        470
Ken           464
Allison      454
Meredith   450
Cathy        442
Anneli       425
Susan        423

But perhaps more important at this point in the game is who's been eliminated.  It my not be the most exact way to measure it, but if you total up the point values from the teams who've been eliminate, you get a rough idea of the missing point potential, and then it looks like this:

Geoff        36
Doug        40
Allison     44
Ken          46
Meredith  50
Cathy       52
Susan       53
Anneli      80

Geoff managed to lose the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM number of potential points -- the gauntlet has been thrown.  And yes, he's already call me to gloat.

As for Anneli ... well, she made some gutsy picks, and I'm afraid they didn't quiiiiiiiite work out for her.  Now she's got Vancouver playing Nashville at 2 and 1.  Ouch!  Now, that, my friends, is a wicked hematoma to the neck.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The King Is Dead.

Long Live the Sharks!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Wednesday, April 13at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17at Chicago, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19at Chicago, 5:00 p.m.
*Thursday, April 21at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
*Sunday, April 24at Chicago, 5:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, April 26at Vancouver, TBD

Thursday, April 14at San Jose, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16at San Jose, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 21at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday, April 23at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
*Monday, April 25at Los Angeles, TBD
*Wednesday, April 27at San Jose, TBD


Wednesday, April 13at Detroit, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16at Detroit, 10:00 a.m.
Monday, April 18at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
*Friday, April 22at Detroit, 4:00 p.m.
*Sunday, April 24at Phoenix, TBD
*Wednesday, April 27at Detroit, TBD


Wednesday, April 13at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 17at Nashville, TBD
Wednesday, April 20at Nashville, TBD
*Friday, April 22at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.
*Sunday, April 24at Nashville, TBD
*Tuesday, April 26at Anaheim, TBD


Wednesday, April 13at Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15at Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 17at New York, 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20at New York, 4:00 p.m.
*Saturday, April 23at Washington, 12:00 p.m.
*Monday, April 25at New York, TBD
*Wednesday, April 27at Washington, TBD

Thursday, April 14at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16at Philadelphia, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 18at Buffalo, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20at Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.
*Friday, April 22at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m.
*Sunday, April 24at Buffalo, 12:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, April 26at Philadelphia, TBD

Thursday, April 14at Boston, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16at Boston, 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 18at Montreal, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 21at Montreal, 4:00 p.m.
*Saturday, April 23at Boston, 4:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, April 26at Montreal, TBD
*Wednesday, April 27at Boston, TBD

Wednesday, April 13at Pittsburgh, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15at Pittsburgh, 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 18at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m.
*Saturday, April 23at Pittsburgh, TBD
*Monday, April 25at Tampa Bay, TBD
*Wednesday, April 27at Pittsburgh, TBD


Round 1

Vancouver Canucks Canucks 1 vs 8 Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks
  San Jose Sharks Sharks 2 vs 7 Kings Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings Red Wings 3 vs 6 Coyotes Phoenix Coyotes   .
     Anaheim Ducks Ducks 4 vs 5 Predators Nashville Predators

 Washington Capitals Capitals 1 vs 8 Rangers New York Rangers  .
Philadelphia Flyers Flyers 2 vs 7 Sabres Buffalo Sabres     .
        Boston Bruins Bruins 3 vs 6 Canadiens Montreal Canadiens
 Pittsburgh Penguins Penguins 4 vs 5 Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Are you ready for this?

Are you ready for the 4th annual playoff pool?

No?  Me neither.  But that's just because the Western Conference match-ups won't be set until tomorrow.

The Eastern Conference has finally sorted itself out.  Here are the first round match-ups in the East:

 Washington Capitals 
 New York Rangers

 Philadelphia Flyers
 Buffalo Sabres

 Boston Bruins
 Montreal Canadiens

 Pittsburgh Penguins
 Tampa Bay Lightning

Tomorrow in the West, the first round will be set as early as midday when the Blackhawks finish their game against Detroit, or as late as tomorrow evening at the end of the Dallas Stars game.  The top 4 seeds are set, and still no one knows who they'll face.  Depending on tomorrow's games, the Blackhawks could still finish as high as 5th or miss the playoffs entirely!

Whatever happens, I'll send out the link to enter this year's pool as soon as the first round is set, and close the entries as soon as the first puck drops on Wednesday.

Happy Stanley Cup Season!