Yessir, it's that time! Due to overwhelming demand, from both of you, we shall once again run the Sens Underground hockey pool this season.
Same rules apply as last year. Pick any 25 players, 2 spares, no goalies. 1 point for a goal, 1 for an assist, 1 for a short handed goal and 1 for a game winning goal. As with last year, you can only pick 5 of the top 10 scorers from last year. But here's another twist for this season: since everyone will pick Crosby, Ovechkin and Malkin, they will be exempt. For you Leafs fans, that means don't pick them! (don't be the dumbass I have to e-mail and tell that you can't have them, pick someone else!) That should help make the teams a little more different from each other and create more movement.
Here are the top 10 point getters from last season after the 3 you can't have. Remember, you can only pick 5 of these players:
1- Datsyuk 97
2- Parise 94
3- Kovalchuk 91
4- Getzlaf 91
5- Iginla 89
6- Marc Savard 88
7- Backstrom 88
8- Joe Thorton 86
9- Jeff Carter 84
10- Cammalleri 82
As always, there will be a re-draft at the All-star break, Olympic break this year, where you will be able to drop 2 players and sub in your two spares, if you wish. You will drop all the points of the player you replace and you will get all the points that your sub has to that point.
Please have your picks in to me before 7 pm, Thursday night, Oct. 1st. Russell@sensunderground.com. Winner will get to attend Stooli's next tattoo session. Ok, maybe we'll dig something else up for you too.
I will post the pool on www.officepools.com and send you the login info.
Good luck and let's see who has the bawls to pick Heatley!