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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..



The expansion draft is coming! And you have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes!

How do I Play?
Tomorrow morning (Sunday, June 18) at 10AM Eastern Time the NHL will release a list of players from which the Vegas Golden Knights will choose to compose their first NHL roster. According to the NHL rules they will be selecting one player from each team. They will be picking at minimum 14 forwards, 9 defenceman, and 3 goalies. Of the 30 players they choose, at least 20 must be under contract for next season.

Your challenge will be to also select a team from the available players, within the NHL rules. You will do this on a google form that will be posted as shortly after 10AM. The form will also have a couple of tie-breaker questions. I will close selections at the start of the NHL awards, 8PM EST June 21st.

What do I win?
There are two ways to win!!!

(1) All posters whose selections are closest to Vegas' actual selections will win a free forums upgrade, which I encourage you to spend on a Vegas Golden Knights themed avatar marking you as Vegas' first forums superfan.

(2) For the poster whose selections do the best over the course of the 2017-2018 season, you will win a fantastic selection of Vegas Golden Knights merch!!!

(3) For the poster whose selections do the worst over the course of the 2017-2018 season, you will be burdened with an avatar of shaaaame

(4) There may also be secret prizes throughout the year. I dunno, I haven't decided yet.

How are points scored for the big prize?

I'm glad you asked!

For skaters it will be the following:

2 points for a goal
1 point for an assist
0.1 points for a shot
-0.2 points per PIM

There's not gonna be any scoring for goalies because I'm pretty sure everyone assumes they're gonna take Fleury and I have no idea how to balance goalie scoring around that.

What else do I need to know?

Have fun!!!

The Selection Link

Select your mightiest warriors

e: TSN list with everyone protected and available

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at Jun 18, 2017 around 14:40

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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Jordan7hm posted:

Do points scored by Vegas picks who don't actually play for Vegas still count?

So long as they're in the NHL. That would be necessary for this game to work, since the goal is to out-do the actual chosen team!

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Now this is something:

https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli...211993715367936

How will this affect anything? I have no idea. But someone will confuse themselves trying to strategize their picks and that will be cool.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Alright assuming I didn't gently caress this up I posted the link in the OP

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

whatis posted:

So I take it the picks we make are just going to be based upon the list of who is available/protected and not take into account any side-deals that have been struck and made public?

This depends. Do you want to try win the prize for having the list that most closely matches Vegas' actual picks? Or do you want to try and win the prize for the best overall team? The strategic decisions are nearly endless!

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

whatis posted:

If we're supposed to be under the salary cap, can that be uhhh...explicitly stated? Because "within the NHL rules" is pretty vague and I don't even know what exactly that entails

I didn't think it was very vague at all!

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Sharks Eat Bear posted:

My strategy was to go more towards making "realistic" picks as opposed to picking players that I expect to have the best performance next season.

Of course, an 'inferior' player might still put up better scoring numbers if they get chosen by Vegas, since they'll get better ice time and powerplay time.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Alright, I'll probably be closing submissions at or around 6:30 tonight!!!! So get your incredibly good and cool picks in.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

JawKnee posted:

so can we change our submissions before the deadline? Given all the trade stuff, I may want to...

I don't think so, no. That seems against the spirit of things.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Especially because leaks are starting to come out with increasing frequency. If they continue to come out I may stipulate a soft deadline after which submissions won't be eligible for the matching prize.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Kilza posted:

Given that the leaks are building up like crazy, it's probably best just to start that soft deadline now.

sounds right

e: okay I have a list of the 31 submissions that are already in

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

whatis posted:

in a bizarre twist of fate, the worst performing team will be vegas itself

Still not convinced their roster is worse than Vancouver's.

e: I mean, Vegas' pick from the Canucks appears to be "nobody."

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Cool Buff Man posted:

I'm just gonna say it cuz I'm a rough customer. This shouldn't be stickied anymore!!!!!!!!!

I had this idea that people would post in here during the season, you know, about how they're doing and stuff. Also it's hanging around because I made a big commitment and I don't want people to think I forgot!

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

So I'm looking at the second tiebreaker. Congrats to whoever picked 51 wins, you actually might get it. Amazingly, the next closest is whichever genius picked "11 more than Colorado."

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

It begins.

Congratulations to Chris Thorburn and Marc Methot for being negative value players.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Jordan7hm posted:

I think you’re undercounting goals (2 pts, not 1).

Just as well I posted it.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

First three, and the corrected Knights. Exxon in the early lead thanks to Staal and Radulov.



St Dogbert — real score: 742


El Gallinero Gros — real score: 864.3


eXXon


e: I should note that the screenshots for EGG and StD are before I corrected the algorithm.

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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

yellowcar posted:

I don't remember who I picked. ―\_(ツ)_/―

Good news, you're up

Jawknee


jamwad hilder


Ginette Reno


yellowcar


e: I made another mistake in an algorithm, this one was just totalling correct picks. It's not an issue so far — Jawknee and Dogbert lead with 8

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2018 around 19:30

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Okay last 4 for tonight. Going to stop now because my eyes are mad. Leaders into the clubhouse are eXXon for high score, pizza valentine for low score, and mentholmoose for team choice.

pizza valentine


whatis


mentholmoose


Jordan7hm

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Four more, including the selection of a player I've straight up never heard of.

Yaya


Infidel Castro


Hockles


Ginette Reno's corrected picks

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Four more, all of whom had the same last three picks.

Tha Jaff


Mike_V


Duck Rogers


Sharks Eat Bear

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Last four of tonight. Boomer takes over the guesses lead, with 12. High and low scores remain the same, although Thufir put in a good showing. Relatedly, Boomer is also the mad man who guessed 51 wins on the season for Vegas.

Porrima


Thufir


Boomer the Cannon


GuavaMoment

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Alright, I've finally got some time. Let's do this.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

New leader!

CBJSprague24 — 941.1


Krime — 787.1


Zodiackylite — 1437.9


Aye Doc — 783.1

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Kilza takes the lead on the team-pick, with 13 correct.

Nissin Cup Nudist — 981.7


Vincent Van Goat — 839.9


Kilza — 891


Technetium — 897.1

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Last two:

Lost Season — 1112.5


whatis (his actual, non-cheaty picks) — 1044.4

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Your winners (at least until one of you informs me that I hosed up):

With the most correct picks (13), winner of the free av is Kilza
Kilza — 891


The dumbest, worst mother fucker who will be saddled with the avatar of shaaaaame is pizza valentine
pizza valentine — 603.1


And our winner, who picked the best team in the world, better than George McPhee, and would-have-already-won-the-Stanley-Cup is Zodiackylite

Zodiackylite — 1437.9


Assuming I haven't hosed anything up, I will soon be in contact with zodiac for a shipping address for your incredible new Vegas Golden Knights swag, which will probably very quickly become collectables after they lose their trademark lawsuit and have to change their team name.

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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

pizza valentine posted:

Lol whoops, thanks for doing this!

You managed to come in last despite having who I'm pretty sure was the single most valuable player (Eric Staal).

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