Tuesday 26 April 2016

Scheduling Problems

For the first time in a long time, the NHL has decided to start a round before the prior round has finished. This, of course, throws some issues into the HBIC Playoff Pool, but fear not, worthy competitors! I believe I have a solution to this that will work out well for everyone thanks to the Nashville-Anaheim game being the late game tomorrow night! If you don't like this solution, I can't please anyone, but what can I do? I'm not scheduling stuff for the NHL. Otherwise, I'd have the rounds separated by a day or two! Just go back to scribbling in your colouring book, NHL. Ok? Ok.

To resolve this scheduling conflict, every competitor in the HBIC Playoff Pool will receive the full three points for the Lightning-Islanders Game One game! That's right - everyone gets the correct game and the correct game-winning goal scorer points on this night thanks to the NHL messing everything up with their scheduling quirk.

Tomorrow, I will post the new spreadsheet, and you'll have until the start of the games on Thursday night to submit your new bracket predictions. It will be posted late thanks to the west coast Game Seven game between the Ducks and Predators, but the post will go up as soon as there is a definite winner in the series. In other words, if it's close into the third period, it won't be posted yet!

The leaderboard will be posted on Friday thanks to Thursday being the preview day for The Hockey Show. This weekend, I'll be posting the prizes for those participating, and I'll also add that there are still prizes trickling in to HBIC Headquarters. That means you can win what's in the pictures as well as getting some additional stuff not yet shown! WOOT WOOT to free gear!

Tune in tomorrow, kids, and we'll get that new bracket up ASAP. Who are you taking in Game Seven - Anaheim or Nashville? Sound off in the comments!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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