The sons of byfuglien take as much as they want.
A couple of things about the playoff prediction contest:
1) It is now officially called The “inaugural Olli Jokinen Five-Hole/Beat the Blogfather Challenge and Picnic.”
2) I am overwhelmed by the response, so this is how it’s going to work. I can’t go back and grade everybody’s picks. So when the first round is over, I’m going to ask you guys if anybody went 8 for 8. If nobody did, then I’ll ask for any 7 for 8s. And of course I’ll go back and check anybody who claims to have done that … because you’re all full of carcillo sometimes.
3) In the event of a tie … and we will have a tie … and since we can’t have a Jokinen five-hole shootout special … the first tiebreaker is who got closest to picking the Devils-Flyers series correctly. For example, if CCCP and Linda both went 8 for 8, and CCCP had Devils in 5, and Linda had Devils in 7, and the Devils won in 7, Linda wins. (Actually, if Linda goes 8 for 8, I’m just going to declare her the winner because I can; it’s my contest). So it’s whoever gets closest without going over. The second tiebreaker (still no shootout) will be the Caps-Canadiens. Third (still no shootout) will be Pens-Sens. Fourth Bruins-Sabres. OK. Does anybody see any problems with that?
4) If anybody has any questions that I don’t like, I’m going to give you a Tortorella answer: “No!”
Have fun and thanks for playing. Maybe next year we can resurrect the Paul Mara Memorial.
I was watching the Yotes and Wings play last night, and I saw Prucha on the ice. The whole system is breaking down. How can Prucha not be prucha’d? Are we going to have to change the whole vernacular next season? Is Prucha going to be Lisined? Or Vorosed? What next, Carcillo for the Lady Byng? Drury for the Rocket Richard? Tortorella for the Good Guy award?
Sorry I haven’t done any report cards or analysis yet. The way I look at it is we have five months of posts to fill, so I’m not really in a huge hurry. I was going to try to get to it today, but a big meeting with Mr. Titleist came up. I haven’t seen the poor fellow since November. Priorities, priorities. We may also have a live video chat next week, so youse all can vent about the season. I figure you might have calmed down a tad by then.