Welcome to the 2012 Playoff Pool hosted by the Opiated Sherpa!
The online tool to help select your team is online again this year. Be sure to do a little bit of homework, check the injuries, check the playoff races and then have a go at picking your perfect playoff team. But remember, there is a strict rule of only having three players (which includes your goalie) per team, which spreads out your picks over lots of teams and also gives you a chance of having players in the Stanley Cup Finals.
For your consideration, here are the rules (click this link), check out the injuries (click this link) and head over to NHL.com to see who sits where at the moment. I also run a blog site for short & sweet updates pertaining to my hockey pools and I have a section devoted to the playoff pool updates, which you can see here (click this link).
For working purposes while we wait for teams to clinch their playoff spots and their first round match-ups, you can download this PDF, print it off and mark up for your selection, closer to the deadline. (Download from this link)
If you don't read the rules, there is a good chance that I will contact you to make a change to your team. Sorry, it doesn't do this automatically, we're all just going to have to make do.