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Feb 20: CelticRules wins the week and pulls into a first place tie overall with binionben and one week to go! scooby10672is still in the running for overall win, but down by two he needs a strong week and a slip up by the other two. Time to take some chances. Wow we are getting some high scores in that late Saturday game for the tie-breaker. This is the final week but I will roll us into a new pick'em for the following week. Before we know it, then we will be into the hockey playoffs!
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Feb 12: When I notice small bugs with the website I try to fix them as fast as possible, but especially when it effects me! I was wondering why the results were out of order from Saturday night, and now corrected, I did win the week. I went "crazy" picking a 6.5 goal tie-break for Oilers-Sharks and they combined for 10. Good game too, I caught the third period.
Eugenius and scooby10672 tied me at 8 right of 9. Should have been a perfect week if not for the stoopid Bruins (see: survivor pool rant
). On our overall board Eugenius jumped up into a tie for first with 1960yankees and binionben while three trail tied for second. I am lagging back in 7th with goflames. Only two weeks to go before declaring our overall winner!
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Feb 5: I stupidly missed making the first two picks on Saturday. I usually wait until the last day so I can test the pick reminder emails are being sent. Then I went to coach my son's soccer team middle of the afternoon and realized later I completely forgot about the 1:00 start games. Most of you got both wrong anyway, so I'm not sure I would have fared any better. My Mom on the other hand got both of those right, and than rang off 7 wrong in a row. Not a good week for the MacGregors.
Eugenius on the other hand won the week with 11 and 1 goal better on the tie-breaker than 1960yankees. goflames and scooby10672 were just behind each with 10 right. 1960yankees jumped up into a first place tie on the overall board with binionben, CelticRules and Jack59. Three weeks down, three to go in this pool.
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Jan 22: binionben takes week two with 10 of 13. He knows his hockey. He is building up a strong record between our hockey pick'em and survivor pools since joining the site. Which reminds me, I should create a member pools history page. That would be pretty cool. Putting it on the long to-do list. We now have a three-way tie for first with 15 points. No one with 14, one with 13. All-star game this week, so week off for us here, see you in two!
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Jan 15: CelticRules wins the first week! I did a double take on the tie-breaker thinking it didn't work because CR used 5.5 and his difference shows 5.5. Oh right! 11 goals scored in that Coyotes-Sharks late night tilt. Remember this contest is 6 weeks, so plenty of time to catch up and win the overall points title, but you don't want to miss a week.
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Okay, after a short break lets get back it with the weekly hockey pick'em! I am ready to defend my title
from the first half of the season. Pick the winners from the Saturday schedule plus total goals from the late game.
. Limit 1 entry per member. We are going to run this one for 6 rounds - Jan 13, 20, Feb 3, 10, 17 and 24 (NHL all-star game is on Jan 28). Then we will roll another for the final 6 weeks of the NHL season starting early March.
Prizes! Well, bragging right for sure. Plus an official MOP t-shirt to our overall winner! Priceless! Join any time, and good luck!