Sunday, 21 April 2019

The 2019 Leaderboard

As with any competition that keeps scores for people to check, the HBIC Playoff Pool also has itself a leaderboard where names and corresponding scores are posted. This is that page, so if you're in the pool you may want to bookmark this page as it will be updated at the conclusion of every round with the new scores. I have to admit that in scoring the pool entries so far, there are some impressive totals in the first round of play, and then there are some people who are at the bottom of the scoring list because they didn't follow the instructions very well. I can't fix that, so those who find themselves at the bottom of the scoring table should have paid attention a little more closely.

The leaderboard is posted alphabetically by first name with last initial for clarity, although this appears to be the first time in the pool's history that we don't have same names for any of the entrants. Next to the name is the team each person chose for the tie-breaker. Following that, the number listed is how many of the four players each person picked to help their scoring have left in the playoffs. As you can see, until the scoring is posted, everyone is still showing four scorers except those who decided that they didn't want any help. That's on those two entrants as they'll be forced to win this thing with predictions alone.

With a handful of series to be decided, there likely will still be movement in the scoring, so make sure you check back midweek for the new pool spreadsheet and the the updated scoring totals!

Scores

HBIC PLAYOFF POOL LEADERBOARD
Name Tie-Breaker Players Points Rank
Andy S.
Tampa Bay
0 66
Chris L.
Tampa Bay
0 91 2nd
Darin S.
Washington
0 62
Jared R.
Calgary
0 46
LJ S.
Pittsburgh
0 86 4th
Loralea R.
Washington
0 55
Matt H.
San Jose
0 74
Michael J.
Winnipeg
0 87 T-3rd
Neal L.
Boston
0 99 1st
Peter S.
Tampa Bay
0 81
Richard D.
Nashville
0 79
Teri D.
Boston
0 84 5th
Tomas L.
Winnipeg
0 31
Travis T.
Tampa Bay
0 57
Tyler D.
Washington
0 80
Zeke P.
Nashville
0 87 T-3rd

You're reading that correctly in that just 16 people have entered the pool. That means that this year's pool has the best odds of any of the names above winning, and it helps me immensely because I don't have to spend hours marking pool entries. My complaining aside, all entrants have a 1-in-16shot at winning the pool right now and the great prizes at the end!

What are the prizes, you ask? Those will be revealed at a later date, but I assure you that the top prize is an NHL jersey. That won't change from previous years. I'm still waiting on a couple of places to ante up for the contest, so all shall be revealed shortly.

Make sure you check back here to see your point totals once all the Round One series are done, and then head to the summary page to get the next spreadsheet for Round Two!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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