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Monday, 30 May 2016

The Final Round

There are all sorts of superstitions that hockey players follow at this time of the year, but the one that gets most talked about is who touched the Conference trophies. Sidney Crosby, pictured to the left, touched the Prince of Wales Trophy just as he did in 2009 when the Penguins won and unlike in 2008 when the Penguins lost. Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks wanted nothing to do with the Clarence S. Campbell Trophy when Bill Daly presented it, so it goes to reason that the Sharks will win since you only touch the trophy you want. Of course, there are possibly seven games of hockey to decide that as well, but superstitions are what they are.

In saying that, the HBIC Playoff Pool pushes onward as we have one round to go, and there are prizes to be won! Scores are being tabulated and calculated today, so there should be an update sometime today and updates are done! In the meantime, let's get you setup with the new spreadsheet.

If you're going to risk point, you can risk all that you want, but you must call a perfect series - every game's winning team correctly. Don't worry about calling the game-winning goal scorers correctly as those are bonus points. If you risk points, the bonus points won't matter because you're betting on a big payoff. Think about the series and plan accordingly if you bet points. You only get one shot to shake up the entire leaderboard!

Here's the final Excel document. It can be opened in both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc. Fill it out and send it back to me WITH YOUR NAME AS THE NAME OF THE EXCEL DOCUMENT just like you did in the first round, but note that it is a Round 4 spreadsheet (ie. TeebzR4.xlsx). Send all picks to the pool email address: hbicplayoffpool-at-gmail-dot-com.

The prizes have been posted. The scores after three rounds of play will be revealed later today. Best of luck, entrants, and may the odds forever be in your favor!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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