Welcome readers to our round-up of the CHB Writers celebrity death pool Fantasy Hockey Pool. For those of you who missed it last week, eight of your favourite CHB contributors (okay, seven of your favourites plus Chris) are doing battle in a pool showdown of epic proportions, to earn the title of… well, we’re still undecided on what the winner gets. Below you’ll find the pool standings as well as a few thoughts from each of our competitors. 1. Mr. Haiku (Clayton) 100.5 points Mr. Haiku has already distinguished himself at the head of the class. I have the outright lead or share of the...Click here to read more.
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Photo credit: ESPN Here in the halls of Canucks Hockey Blog, mixed in with an unbridled love for the home town team, is a certain amount of friendly rivalry. What better way to exploit this rivalry than with a fantasy hockey pool. And what better way to create filler content entertain our readers for our website than by writing about it online. CHB Grand Poobah* J.J. agreed, and he created a pool for us over at Yahoo. The 2011-12 CHB Hockey Pool is rotisserie-based and features 16 scoring categories: goals, assists, points, plus/minus, penalty minutes, powerplay goals, powerplay points, shorthanded goals, shorthanded points, game-winning goals, shots...Click here to read more.
I went to the Moneyball premiere last night – good movie by the way – and it got me thinking about stats and player valuation and what it must be like to be a GM of a professional sports team. Which in turn got me thinking about hockey pools, and more specifically, the CHB Hockey pool. In previous years, we’ve done head-to-head pools on Yahoo, but that was limited basically to about 10-12 hardcore poolies who signed up every year. This season, we thought we’d open things up for more people and try something different. The Format You pick 30...Click here to read more.
Okay boys and girls – it’s hockey pool time! CHB has set up a hockey pool on Yahoo Sports. If you have a Yahoo account, you’re free to join. It’s a rotisserie league, which means you’re ranked according to various statistical categories: In a Rotisserie League, fantasy teams are ranked from first to last in each of several statistical categories. Points are then awarded according to the order of finish in each category and are totaled to determine an overall score and place. I thought about doing a straight-up points league, but I figured the rotisserie set-up would be more...Click here to read more.