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Friday, 31 May 2013

HBIC Playoff Pool Prizing

The NHL Conference Finals begin tomorrow night, and I'm still hopeful a couple of vendors come through with some good stuff for the HBIC Playoff Pool. In any case, I have nine prizes - possibly ten if I can wrestle one more down tomorrow - for the top-ten prognosticators in the HBIC Playoff Pool. Hopefully, you'll be one of those people who earns the right to select a prize based on your standing in the pool, but I need to post what's available in order for you to plan your choice. I need to post a few rules first, though.

Whoever wins the pool will get to select from all nine prizes. The remaining eight prizes will be offered up to second-place, and the remaining seven will be offered up to third-place, and so on and so forth until no prizes remain. That also means that if I happen to acquire any other prizes that more people could benefit from my begging of vendors and people. Cross your fingers if you're tenth-place right now.

I want to thank my good friend Tim for providing a handful of prizes. The rest of prizing has been acquired along the way as I've been building towards this day for a few months. So without further adieu, here's what you're competing for in the HBIC Playoff Pool.
  • PRIZE ONE: Original Six-ing It. There is a home XXL Detroit Red Wings jersey, and a copy of Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty, written by Kevin Shea. No customizing on the Red Wings jersey.
  • PRIZE TWO: Be-Leaf It. This prize has an XL "I Love Leafs" t-shirt, made by Bulletin, and a copy of Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty, written by Kevin Shea.
  • PRIZE THREE: NHL Losses. This prize features an XL Quebec Nordiques t-shirt, made by Bulletin, and a copy of Hockey's Greatest Tragedies, written by by Timothy Peige and reviewed right here on HBIC.
  • PRIZE FOUR: Cap It Off. This prize is an XL Washington Capitals t-shirt, made by Bulletin.
  • PRIZE FIVE: Force Of Hab-It. This prize is an XXL Montreal Canadiens long-sleeve shirt, made by Old Time Hockey.
  • PRIZE SIX: Running With The Devils. This is an XL New Jersey Devils t-shirt, made by Bulletin.
  • PRIZE SEVEN: Top Of The East. This prize features an XL Pittsburgh Penguins t-shirt, made by Reebok.
  • PRIZE EIGHT: Just Ducky. This prize is an XL Anaheim Ducks t-shirt, made by Bulletin.
  • PRIZE NINE: Fanning The Flames. This prize features an XXL Calgary Flames t-shirt, made by Bulletin.
Now, if you've played the HBIC Playoff Pool before, you probably expected more. Of course, I'm at the whims of those who generously donate prizes, so I apologize if you were expecting more. The nice part is that nine people, as of right now, will receive a prize in a playoff pool that costs you nothing except a few minutes in filling out a spreadsheet and sending an email. It's that old "gift horse" line that one can use, I suppose. All in all, prizes are still prizes, and free is always better than paying for a prize.

As it stands, there's the prize bag right now. If you have questions, feel free to email me. Personally, that's a solid haul, I believe, and good luck to all who are in the HBIC Playoff Pool!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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