Yes, the time has now come! The Playoff Pool is live today.
The races in the regular season pools are actually quite strong and have quite a few teams attached to them, but for those who cannot wait to start their homework for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, then here is your chance to keep your mind busy with the selection sheet for this year.
You can download a copy of this year's selection sheet here, it's a PDF copy, so you can save it, print it out, pass it out to all of your friends and have a good time with it. It is recommended, however, to enter your team online with the selection sheet tool that I have on the website, that makes it so much easier on either end to make sure your team is entered on-time. The online selection sheet will also remove teams that are eliminated from the playoffs, just to make sure you don't pick any Columbus Blue Jackets or Edmonton Oilers this year.
The fee for this year hasn't changed from previous years, it is still $10 to join and you can pay me by various methods, including cash in person or there are a couple of methods online, like PayPal or Interac Money Transfer (both using my e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org). The method that you pay me the fee to enter will likely be the way I send you your winnings, assuming that you pick one hell of a team this year.
Last season, we had 76 teams and 1st prize paid out $400, so there is plenty of reason to get in on the pool this year. It's a fun time and a sprint to the finish. Check out the blog site for more player updates and when the playoffs begin, there will be daily updates of action.