Monday, October 02, 2006

The pool season

Amidst all of that other hockey jazz I noted early this morning, there's also a lot of hockey drafting going on lately. I'm in all kinds of on-line pools that are 'bragging-rights only', but just one that required me to pony up some dough.

It's an auction draft with a $100 entry fee and a $10 player minimum bid, meaning you can, at most, only draft 10 players. While some teams attempt to load up on five or six big guns, I opted to try an inbetween strategy of middling players I thought were good buys.

The winner of this Grundman League, as it's called, generally finishes in the 500-point range, so what you're looking for is five points for every dollar spent. Here's what I ended up with:
  1. Patrice Bergeron, $14
  2. Mike Modano, $14
  3. Miroslav Satan, $13
  4. Jason Arnott, $12
  5. Jeff Carter, $12
  6. Mike Cammalleri, $12
  7. Petr Sykora, $12
  8. Nathan Horton, $11
It'll be interesting to see how it goes. See any good buys there?


At 6:25 p.m., October 02, 2006, Blogger BlackCapricorn said...

Patrice is going to be a force this year. With the whoele "C" thing going on with Mike, not sure you wanted him for that price.

At 6:42 p.m., October 02, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Yeah, unfortunately that happened the day after I'd picked him. Modano was going to go in the 65-point range, which seemed low, so I bid a bit higher. Anything above 70 points in an absolute bonus.

At 8:46 p.m., October 02, 2006, Anonymous pinder said...

is someone who works for NHL allowed to "officially" gamble? Usually people who work for a league try to distance themselves as much as possible on any type of wagering of the sport they work in.

or do pools not count?


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