Alright folks, it’s regular season predictions contest time again!
We are looking for eleven pieces of information from you.
A) The First and Last place teams from each of the NHL’s four divisions (so that’s eight selections). Sure, picking the winner is usually the way these things go, but are you also knowledgeable enough to suss out the league’s bottom-feeders in addition to its powerhouses?
B) The amount of points the Florida Panthers will finish the 2019-20 season with
C) One year expansion twist - Seattle Kraken confidence pick. Pick where the Kraken will finish in the Pacific Dvision.
C) And finally the tiebreaker, the amount of wins our Cats will finish the campaign with
Team picks: Five points will be awarded for every first place correctly selected and three points will be awarded for every last place team correctly selected.
Panthers: If you hit the nail on the proverbial head and correctly call the number of points Florida finishes with, you get will receive ten points.
If you come within 3 points (over or under) of the number of points the Panthers finish with, you will receive five points.
If you come within 4-6 points of the number of points the Panthers finish with, you will receive 3 points.
If you are 7 or more points off from the Cats’ final total...
Kraken: The Seattle confidence pick will work like this: If you pick the Kraken to finish first in their division and they do, you’ll get eight points. If you pick them to finish second and they do, you’ll get seven points and so on and so on, down to picking them to finish in last place, where you’ll get one point for a correct call.
* The maximum amount of points you can amass in the contest is 50.
The tiebreaker will only come into play if there is a tie between multiple contestants.
Enter your picks like this (these are not my picks) in the comment section. Picks must be entered by 7:30 p.m. on Tuessday, October 12.
Atlantic: Tampa Bay / Buffalo
Metropolitan: Washington / New Jersey
Central: Colorado / Arizona
Pacific: Vegas / Anaheim
Panthers points: 86 (36 wins)
Kraken: First place
Let’s get ready to rumble, prognosticators!