Sunday, April 15, 2012

Playoff Hockey.

One of my local card shops decided to hold a playoff hockey fantasy pool. To keep it simple, buy 5 packs of 2011/12 Score hockey, crack 'em open, pick 10 skaters and a goalie from your newly opened packs, et Voila. Instant fantasy team.

Of course the sheer randomness of it all leads to some rather unsightly teams.

For posterity, I'll show you my team, and we can all get a good laugh together.

From the L.A vs Vancouver 1st round matchup, I have Kings sniper Anze Kopitar....
 and Mike Richards. It goes downhill from here.
 Vancouver penalty kill specialist Sammy Pahlsson
 Detroit vs Nashville.... Henrik Zetterberg
 Philly vs Pittsburgh... Jaromir Jagr. 20 years ago, this was THE guy to pull. Now? Meh... he's still pretty good.
 and Matt Cooke. Too bad Penalty minutes doesn't count.
 Sharks vs. Blues... Logan Couture
 and Rangers vs Senators... Milan Michalek
 and Matt Carkner. Yes. Matt Carkner. Again, too bad about penalty minutes.
 D man Marc Staal. He'll probably tie his brother Eric in playoff scoring.
 my netminder is Henrik Lundqvist, complete with large crease, straight out of the pack. DAMN those pack searchers!!!!
The only other eligible players I pulled was skater Joel Ward of the Capitals, and goalie Antii Niemi of the Sharks.
Everyone else was off golfing and not eligible. Around 42 people entered... I'll let you know how I finish.

Any predictions????


  1. I'm predicting a quick exit....unless the Kings take it all.

    Your Staal comment almost got by me. Very nice.

  2. I sure hope Logan helps you out... Go Sharks!