Joe Rocca's enthusiastic response to his prizes for last year's pool (a dirty sock) finally gave me the motivation to get this year's up and running.
So here we go! The rules will be the same as last year's. Pick any 25 players and 2 subs, so a total of 27 players (no goalies, Uwe!). You will receive one point for each goal, assist, short handed goal and game winning goal. You will be able to sub your spares in at the all-star break. When you sub, all the points from the player you are removing will be deducted from your team and all the points your new player has will be added. It's a feel good pool!
Like last year, in an effort to create a little variety in the teams, we are going to make some of the top players that everyone would take exempt. So, any players that had over 100 points last year are not available. That means, no Crosby, no Henrick Sedin, no Nicklas Backstrom and no Ovechkin. (If you pick one of these players, I'll read your name in the "People are Stoopid" segment on the show! DON'T BE THAT PERSON!)
There's no charge to enter and the prizes will baffle you! Please have your teams in to me by 7 pm on Thursday, Oct, 7th. E-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, the pool will be available on www.officepools.com. When it's up and running, I'll send you all the link and login info.
Thanks again and good luck!