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NHL Regular Season Pickem Pool - 2017 - 2018 NHL Season Pools

NHL Hockey Pool


Get ready for hockey season again! We offer weekly pickem-style NHL pools for the regular season.
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Create your hockey pool

We host 2 different formats of NHL hockey pickem pools for the regular season. Each pool with 4 different scoring methods.

Choose the games you want for your hockey pool:

 NHL Pickem Regular Season 2017-2018 (Fri-Sun games only)

 NHL Pickem Regular Season 2017-2018 (Saturday games only)

 NHL Survivor/Streak Saturday 2017-2018

Feature highlights:

  • Commissioners can customize picks deadlines
     
  • Commissioners can edit anyone's picks at any time
     
  • Players can view everyone's picks (after picks deadline)
     
  • Players can add additional sets of picks


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    What It Is

    Challenge you and your friends to a weekly NHL hockey pool. Everyone makes picks each week. View each other's picks and standings after each game.

    Accrue points based on the outcome of each game. Don't worry, we do all of the calculations..

    There are typically 18 to 22 games per week on the picks sheet, for pools with Friday to Sunday games. There are typically 6 to 10 games per week on the Friday-only or Saturday-only-game hockey pools.

     

    The object of the game is to accumulate as many points as you can each week, for the entire NHL season. On our standings page, you can view pool standings by week or groupings of weeks or by the entire season, at any time.

     

    • Each week NHL games will be put into that week's picks sheet.
    • Your poolies make picks each week.
    • We keep track of game scores and calculate everyone's pool standings.
    • You and your buddies check the site to see how you did.

     

    We have 4 different scoring options to choose from.
    Straight Pick em
    » 1 point for each correct pick
     
    Ranked Pick em
    » For each correct pick, users will receive the number of points equal to the confidence rank that they entered for that game.
    » The goal is to score the most points, which may not equate to the most wins
    » The "catch" is that ranking numbers can only be used once
    • Put high points on your most confident pick
    • Put low points on your least confident pick

     
    Straight Pick 'em - Losses count negative
    » 1 point for each correct pick
    » -1 point for each incorrect pick
     
    Ranked Pick 'em - Losses count negative
    » For each incorrect pick, users will have the number of points equal to their confidence rank for that game subtracted from their total.
    » The goal is to score the most points, which may not equate to the most wins
    » The "catch" is that ranking numbers can only be used once
    • Put high points on your most confident pick
    • Put low points on your least confident pick

     

     

    Tie Breaker:

    Total Points of Last Game of the Week

    Tie breakers help determine weekly winners, as well as season long pool champions. The season long tie breaker is the sum of all of your tie breaker predictions, for each week, compared to the sum of the actual values for each week.
    ie. [Total of all actual tie breaker values] - [Total of your predicted tie breaker values] = [Season long tie breaker difference]

    Example, using a 3 week season:

    Tie Breaker Values

    Week Player A's Predictions Player B's Predictions Actual Values
    1 2 3 2
    2 1 4 2
    3 2 3 7
    Total: 5 10 11
    Difference: (11 - 5) = 6 (11 - 10) = 6  

    Findings:

    • Player A's tie breaker predictions were closer than Player B's predictions in weeks 1 and 2.
    • Player B's tie breaker predictions were closer than Player A's predictions in week 3.
    • Player B's season-long tie breaker was closer to the actual amount, than Players A's season-long tie breaker.

    Conclusion:

    In the example above, Player B would have won the season-long tie breaker battle, even though Player A was closer in 2 out of the 3 weeks.

     

    The NHL season usually starts in September, barring a strike. Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

    Our hockey pools start with the first week of the season, but, you can start your pool at any time. You can choose to enter player picks for missed weeks or skip any number of missed weeks for the final pool standings.

     

    • You choose how many weeks to compare, for the season standings.
    • You choose your pool's weekly picks deadline.

    Pool administrators can abdicate their admin prividges, to avoid any chance or thought of impropriety, from other poolies. We ask that the pool administrator send us an email requesting us to remove his admin priviledges after all the settings have been configured and all expected players have joined. This is so no other admin tasks are required.

     

    Our hockey pools are similar, in nature, to the CBC hockey pool, which is a popular format in Canada.

    Our Pickem Pool Expertise
    We've been hosting NHL pools on the Internet for years!

     

     

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