Monday, April 07, 2008

Fantasy pool finales

By the skin of my teeth, I kept a hold on the annual Hockey Blogger Invitational fantasy pool championship, narrowly defeating Lyle 'Spector' Richardson 7-4-2.

I run two pools every year, a Division I and II, and this time around was the most difficult competition ever. The Forecheckers took the regular-season title with an impressive performance in goal, but went home trophyless after Rick DiPietro's injury held him out of the playoffs.

Here are this year's results:

Division I
Rk Team W-L-T Pct Pts Moves
*1. Mirtle's Merry Men 153-118-28 0.56 334 50
*2. Spector's Spudheads 145-120-34 0.54 324 28
*3. The blogless wonders 154-114-31 0.57 339 10
*4. The Fab Forecheckers 188-86-25 0.67 401 12
*5. Matt of the Battle 149-114-36 0.56 334 6
*6. The Alcoholic Army 149-110-40 0.57 338 17
7 Six Pack 130-129-40 0.5 300 25
8 Earl Strikes Back 127-133-39 0.49 293 13
9 Tha Gnomes 132-129-38 0.51 302 23
10 Covered in Chris 128-136-35 0.49 291 23
11 CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG 130-133-36 0.5 296 19
12 MattGunn 128-133-38 0.49 294 17
13 Pension Plan Puppets 130-141-28 0.48 288 9
14 Sudafed Heroes 120-137-42 0.47 282 14
15 W.Coast Non-offense 120-140-39 0.47 279 60
16 HockeyAnalysis 122-143-34 0.47 278 15
17 Mark Bell Fan Club 122-150-27 0.45 271 30
18 Tolensky's AutoStars 118-151-30 0.45 266 24
19 Islanders Army 112-152-35 0.43 259 11
20 PA Hockey Knights 90-178-31 0.35 211 3

Division II
Rk Team W-L-T Pct Pts Moves
*1. Mirtle's Merry Men 182-86-31 0.66 395 40
*2. the Flamingos 162-97-40 0.61 364 47
*3. futureconsiderations 150-120-29 0.55 329 4
*4. Ken Clees 135-128-36 0.51 306 60
*5. Icy Hooligans 155-113-31 0.57 341 20
*6. Drumheller Miners 144-119-36 0.54 324 14
7 Tezikov For.The.Win. 125-129-45 0.49 295 33
8 Phatcat HC 127-139-33 0.48 287 57
9 Skating Dopes 131-132-36 0.5 298 3
10 Burninators 140-135-24 0.51 304 14
11 Wheat Eaters 130-138-31 0.49 291 21
12 Scotty Hockey 125-146-28 0.47 278 25
13 OntarioFlames 116-151-32 0.44 264 -
14 blazloops 111-155-33 0.43 255 20
15 Cambie St Bullies 102-160-37 0.4 241 16
16 Flibbons Farm Team 87-174-38 0.36 212 14

I'll have my picks for playoff pools up here tomorrow night.
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5 Comments:

At 1:34 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Doogie said...

I (Drumheller Miners) fell apart down the stretch due to Garon's injury and the ill-advised trade of a then-struggling Backstrom.

Ah, well, it was a good run. And in my other league, I leaped from 12th to 7th during the consolation round playoffs, thanks to Christobal Huet and a cast of thousands, so it wasn't all bad in Fantasyland.

 
At 1:50 PM, April 07, 2008, Anonymous the Flamingos said...

see you next year, Mirtle
but hopefully not forsberg..

and doogie, backstrom was money from the day you traded him. Maybe he just needed a change of scenery

 
At 3:46 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Doogie said...

backstrom was money from the day you traded him

That often happens to me and goalies. I'm counting down the hours until Huet's knee detonates and my keeper team returns to the cellar.

It's funny, too, because I had these nagging doubts about the trade before I went ahead with it anyway, and I regretted it almost immediately. Ah, well, you live and you learn, and it's not like I had money on this or anything.

 
At 7:48 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

Well, it was a thrill to be included in this years blogger challenge. Thank you very much for approving my entry. I am disappointed with my guys that I picked, but at least I got a few of my favorites on the roster.

If you are looking for a perennial cellar dweller for your league next year, give me a ring. Much like many hockey vets this off season, I will be contemplating retirement from fantasy hockey this summer. Maybe I can be coaxed back for one more try.

Good luck to whomever favorites you have in the playoffs. I am glad that my hometown welcomed you during your recent visit.

Take care.
~Michael
"Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic"

 
At 11:42 PM, April 07, 2008, Anonymous Danny Tolensky said...

I should win a prize for the most underachievers, injured players and semi-retired players on one team:

Marleau
Boucher
Bieksa
Lehtinen
Fernandez
Clark
Sillinger

If I get invited back I will definitely have a better showing, especially if I don't have to autodraft.

The bright side: 36-11 over the final four weeks.

I'm kinda like the Leafs - lots of excuses and a strong finish with a bunch of players who don't reach their potential

 

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