NHL SURVIVOR POOL (begins Thursday March 23, 2017)
NHL SURVIVOR POOL
The winner gets a NHL jersey from a team of his choosing.
Each contestant must pick a team every day. If the team loses, the contestant is eliminated. The goal is to be the last person standing.
The contest starts Thursday March 23rd, 2017. There are 5 selected dates where contestants won’t need to submit a pick because there are too few games. Those dates are March 24 and 29, as well as April 3, 5 and 7.
A contestant is not allowed to pick the same team twice throughout the contest, unless all teams playing on a certain night have already been previously selected by this person. In this case, he can pick any team.
All picks must be submitted by 7pm Eastern Time, even if the game on which you want to select a team starts at a later time. If the contestant wants to pick a team that is playing EARLIER than 7pm, he must do so before the game starts.
There are two ways to submit picks: in the Facebook group (I will create a post specifically for this every day) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Keep in mind that there could be a delay between the moment you send the email to the moment I receive it, so don’t wait too close from the deadline. Facebook is the preferred method for this reason.
It is possible to change your pick by posting again in the Facebook group or by sending another email, as long as the deadline is met.
As soon as we are left with 5 contestants or less still alive, picks must be submitted via email (to avoid some people making picks based on which teams were picked by others).
The last day of the NHL regular season is April 9. Here is what we are going to do if we haven’t found a winner after the April 8 games:
- On April 9, each contestant still alive must pick a team according to the rules above. If we end up with only one winner, great. Otherwise, see the next step.
- To prevent having more than one winner, I also ask these contestants to predict the score of each of the 10 games from that day. The first tie-breaker will be the number of predicted winners. The second tie-breaker will be each contestant’s total error (difference between predicted and actual number of goals scored by each of the 20 teams). If there is still a tie: coin toss!
I hope you will enjoy this free NHL contest. Show off your handicapping skills! Good luck everyone!
Here are the results: