On Tuesday, I was able to secure a date and a location for the World Cup draft, but I wasn't quite able to secure the actual date that I had wanted, but I had come as close as I could, with the schedule I have at the moment.
So, save the date, we'll be picking our World Cup teams on...
September 11, 2016 at 1pm
Just a reminder about the format... this will be a free-for-all draft, a very quick one, since we are only dealing with eight teams in the tournament. We will draft all of the players to the point where all the teams will have an even amount of players and there will be no positional restrictions. You can take as many forwards, defensemen and/or goalies as you wish, but there will certainly be some landmines out there, when it is all said and done.
Scoring will be very much the same as the regular pools, 1 point for goals and assists, 2 points for wins and shutouts and I am leaning towards the bonus point for game-winning goals, like the Playoff Pool. More points for more fun, right?
Looking at the tournament schedule, it is important to note that the finals of this tournament will be a best-of-three series, so there will be a couple extra games for the two teams that make it that far.
Feel free to pass this information along, I would like to have at least 12 to 15 teams at $20 a head, but if we get more, that's great too. The teams will get fairly small after that mark, but it's a little something to keep this tournament interesting. I don't think there are any sure things out there, so it has some real potential for fun.