I suppose it's about time to let you all know what the prizes are looking like for the hockey pools this year. I have received the segment prizes for the draft, so now I feel completely comfortable making the post today.
We'll start with the selection sheet pool first. This year, we only managed to get 33 teams in the pool, so that took down the prizes a fair bit from last year. That brought us a total pot of $825 and since this pool is the one that pays for the website, which is $75 for the year, the total prize pot this year will be $750.
1st place will receive $450, 2nd will get $200, 3rd will get $75 and 4th place will get their money back. For 33 teams, that isn't too bad at all.
In the draft, we finally got up to 20 people this year and that brings us up to $1,000 for the total prize pot. I went out and purchased some jerseys for prizes again this year, taking $175 out of the total pot for the jerseys, leaving $825 for the money pot.
1st place will pick up a cool $500, 2nd place will get $175, 3rd place will get $100 and 4th will also get their money back.
Now, the jersey prizes are going to work the exact same way they did last season, by winning segments in the pool. Since the NHL season is 27 weeks long, I'm breaking out the segments into 9 weeks, so if you have the most points in either one of the three 9-week segments, you will win one of these awesome jerseys.
As you can see, I've picked up the Heritage Classic jerseys and I've also found a Los Angeles Kings 3rd jersey, which I think looks pretty sharp. Mike Cammalleri, Jarome Iginla and Drew Doughty represent the names on the jerseys.
Of course, on the newsletter, we'll keep constant updates for the jersey races, so you'll know who is winning at what times.
Good luck to all of you and thanks for playing!