UPDATED to include Standings:
And so, the final standings for the meaningless practice round:
KGNKH1 – 18.5
Canadiansportsmedia – 16.5
Lion – 14.5
nationscapital – 13.5
jleimer – 12
michaeltorres03 – 12
Solanges – 11.5
Ryan – 11
Steve-O – 10
Trent – 9.5
So KGNKH1 is the winner (even though the points don’t matter). He’s set a tough precedent, perfect in the preseason.
Here is the new contest that the Canadian Sports Media Blog will be running this year. It’s pretty simple, I post a list of NHL games on CBC and TSN (and occasionally Versus) each week; you guess who the commentators will be. I’ll be playing to. Usually, in order to avoid confirmations being made before the deadline, each week will run from Monday-Sunday and the deadline will be the Friday night before. So the first week will fun from October 6-16, the second week will run from October 17-23 and so on. The first two deadlines will be Monday October 3 at 11:00pm Pacific and Friday October 14 at 11:00pm Pacific.
3 points will be awarded for a correct pairing (or threesome), with 1 point awarded for any correct commentator in an incorrect threesome (or pairing). For example if I guessed Bob Cole & Garry Galley, and the actual crew was Bob Cole, Garry Galley & Glenn Healy, I’d get 2 points. The same would be true of the reverse situation. Rinkside reporters will be worth a bonus 1/2 point.
For the time being, this is a trial just to show how everything will work. There is no deadline this week, and the points don’t matter.
Monday 9/26, 4:00pm – Ottawa Senators vs. Winnipeg Jets – CBC
Tuesday 9/27, 9:00pm – New York Islanders @ Calgary Flames – TSN
Wednesday 9/28, 8:30pm – Carolina Hurricanes @ Winnipeg Jets – TSN
Thursday 9/29, 7:30pm – Tampa Bay Lightning @ Montreal Canadiens – TSN
Saturday 10/1, 7:00pm – Detroit Red Wings @ Toronto Maple Leafs – CBC
Saturday 10/1, 10:00pm – Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks – CBC
There is only 1 rule, don’t ask any commentator etc. on Twitter what games they will be doing. That ruins the fun for all of us. If a commentator happens to post this information on Twitter before the deadline, then by all means use it.
There will be a (yet-to-be-determined) prize at the end of the season. I hope everyone has fun.