2009/2010 Selection Sheet Pool Rules
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The Goal

To accumulate the most points through the four rounds of the playoffs by selecting the strong pool team possible from the sheet provided.  Of course, it isn't quite that simple.

The Sheet

The sheet will consist of 32 boxes where you will select one player from each box.  There will be eighteen (18) forward boxes, ten (10) defensemen boxes and four (4) goaltender boxes.  

The sheet will be made available online and in paper form.  Please be sure to write in your name, e-mail address and phone number on the sheet (there will be spots on the online version for you), to make sure I can contact you if and when you win money.

Your e-mail address will also be helpful if you incorrectly fill out the sheet.  


The difference between the Regular Season Sheet Pool and the Playoffs Sheet Pool is that you can take as many players from any one (1) team in the league throughout the boxes and you will receive seven (7) trades throughout the season within the boxes.  If you wish to trade a player during the season, you can send an e-mail directly to clayton@opiatedsherpa.com and request that the player you wish to drop to be removed from your active roster and he will be replaced by a player in the same box, as per the Selection Sheet.

All trade transactions will be made active on the following Monday of the e-mail.  Cut-off for accepting trades will be the Monday of the week starting before puck drop that night.

The Fee

Buying into this pool will only cost a person $25.  With the number of participants this pool has had in the past, it still makes for a very good prize pot.  The 2007/2008 pool held 39 participants, where the first prize was $500.  The 2008/2009 pool had 44 participants and a first prize of $600.  The fee must be paid before your team is posted on the website and you are then qualified to participate in the playoff pool.

The Dates (Start and Deadline)

The Selection Sheet Pool goes live on Thursday, September 17, 2009.  The season starts in on October 1st, 2009, but the deadline for your submissions will be 5pm MT on Sunday, October 4th, 2009..  Any time between September 17th and October 4th, money and sheets will be accepted.

The Scoring

All Players


Goal – 1 point

Win – 2 points

Assist – 1 point

Shutout – 2 points


Assist - 1 point

Goalies will have their goals and assists count towards their point totals and in the highly unlikely event that a player has to dress as a goalie and wins, those points will count towards his point totals.

The tie-breaking system will be done as follows:

1.  Points earned
2.  Goals For
3.  Wins

All scoring will be based on a week-by-week basis, with a newsletter update every Monday.  Weeks will run from Monday to Sunday, with a full statistic audit from the statistics page from NHL.com.  Points can be gained or lost in that audit during the week, due to scoring changes in the games during the week.

You can download the Selection Sheet here.  Version in HTML, PDF, .XLS and .XLSX.