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Hockey Pool Talk

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:08 am
by Michael Xanthios
Anyone interested in participating in an online hockey pool with GTOL users please respond. I think I can do it with even five of us.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:24 am
by Guest
Hi Mike
I am not up to speed on the players of today, but my son can likely help me out, so I am interested.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:39 am
by Michael Xanthios

But that's cheating. LOL

I hope we can get a few and lighten things up a bit.


Hockey Pool

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:02 pm
by Michael Xanthios guys at work are doing a pool....I want to start a pool with us guys and gals....once you've confirmed that your interested, I'll post a link for the form where you pick 20 names from a list - forwards, defence,'ll highlight or underline your picks and email it to me...I'll enter 'em in and send you the pool link and can do trades and trash talk each other...It'll be fun, man...It only costs me $20 to start the pool and it's on me.



PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:48 am
by colbuki
do u need to know anything to play along? I love a good game and I would play but "my Domi" just retired... who can I have as my captain now?? Not only did he leave the game but carrying on with that Hussy... sorry, I'm still bitter! Hockey will never be the same for me :lol:

I barely know who any of the players are these days I don't think I'd be much fun there. what do u have to do, pick a dream team and it keeps track of their points, etc. and you see who wins?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:36 am
by Michael Xanthios
Well, you're given a list of players to choose can check online like at to research your picks..but it's only for fun so there's no presseure to win plus you can change your picks on the fly


hockey pool

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:11 pm
by Michael Xanthios
I'm keepin' this post going until I get a few more...come on folks...don't be shy...what? is it my politics that turned you off? come on. now you can kick my butt in the hockey pool


PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:14 pm
by Gloria Jones
How much for the hockey pool Mike?


PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:28 pm
by Michael Xanthios

It costs me $20 to get it going, but it's on me.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:33 am
by Michael Xanthios

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:14 am
by Michael Xanthios
Still looking for participants in the hockey pool.


I'm in

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:35 am
by colbuki
Ok, the fact that I am in should be enough incentive to get a few other participants. I know there are folks lining up to best me at games and you know what .... this is the one they can do it in! now if it was a poker game... look out but hockey pool.... here's hoping for some beginners luck!

thanks Mike!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:40 am
by Michael Xanthios
Ok, cool.

So I have the following hockey pool junkies:

Gloria Jones
Don Fendley (I think)
Jamie Harrison (for play off pooling)
and me :D

Any others before November?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:19 pm
by Guest
Mike, I am there for sure!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:24 pm
by Guest
Come on Phantom, Lisa, Alison, JenG, Bonnie,Julie, Al, Diane and any of our regular posters, lurkers or newbies, lets have some fun. Like I say, I am not up on hockey of today, but I am in.

hee hee

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:33 pm
by colbuki
I notice you left Barry off the list Don... I know, I know he's a baseball fan but he ought to be sticking his head up soon! :lol:

come on Jarry we'll even take you!

Just in case you don't know "Hockey" is that game they play on the ice. Their "bats" are called sticks and they get thrown out for hoisting over their shoulders. It's like every hit is a fast bunt. The "balls" are called pucks and they are flat on 2 sides and black and the players aren't allowed to touch them with their hands unles you are the goalie. (kinda like the catcher ) :lol: :lol: :lol:

when you really stop to think about it Hockey is just like baseball with bigger uniforms and less grass. Who said I didn't know anything about hockey... oh yeah right, that was me!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:56 pm
by JosephGibbons
I'll join

Here is the list from which to pick.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:49 pm
by Michael Xanthios
Here is the list from which to pick.

Select one name from each box for a total of twenty names. Decide how you want to get the names to me (e.g. email or pm). I'll load them into the online pool and away we go!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:31 pm
by Lisa Copland
Sorry Don - my hockey days are long behind me - I've gone over to the dark side - figure skating is the name of my game now.

Mike - when y'all start up the figure skating pool count me in!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:23 am
by u-pickedcotton
Ok got to get the total from the start of the season or from the day our pool officially starts?

Neil...not competitive at all LOL


PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:26 am
by colbuki
okidoke my pics are in! wish the newbie to pool luck!
except all you competitors out there. I may not know what I'm doing with hockey pools but I sure know about competition :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:49 am
by Michael Xanthios
OK....the numbers are from the start of season.....the form is confusing (at least for me at first), so we need 20 names, 3 per row....I'll rig it for me to win anyway...

Pool participants:
JG (I think he's a kid from Joseph Gibbons)
others???Hey Covert (operations) put your name in the pool

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:30 am
by Gloria Jones
Ok I've sent my picks in. Seeing as I don't really follow hockey and only joined to keep Mike from bugging us (and it was free) I will now reveal my strategy.

Picked all Leafs, then anybody whose name had a Z in it and then teams that are my favourite colours.

You guys just watch me clean up at the end of the season :wink: :o

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:35 am
by Michael Xanthios
:lol: good plan, it's probably as good as any....I'm still rigging it


PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:15 pm
by Michael Xanthios
Hello Hockey Pool Nuts:

The teams have been entered and we are off and running.

The web address is:

The login is:

pool name: gtolhockey

password: leafssuck

You'll like that Gloria...revenge for you though...I'm already in last place...and guess whose in first.....Mr. u-pickedyournose of course..

Once you're in there, you'll have to figure out things on your own, but the overall listing comes up first, so you'll know the stats right away.

Have fun!