Wednesday, August 01, 2007

And The Winner Is...

The Inaugural Japers' Rink UFA Pool is over and the winner is... to be determined by a tie-breaker.

The following three entries had four (out of 14 possible) correct answers each: Pete (who correctly picked Jason Blake's, Daniel Briere's, Chris Drury's and Brendan Shanahan's 2007-08 teams), Treat (who had Blake, Briere, Shanny and Scott Gomez right) and Bill (who nailed Briere, Drury, Shanny and Alexei Yashin).

The first tie-break was predicting Chris Drury's average annual salary, and the three contenders guessed $7.5m, $6m and $5.75m. Since Drury signed for an average salary of $7,050,000.00, the winner of the $50 NHL.com gift certificate is (say it with me, Caps fans)...

Peeeeeeeeeeete

Congrats, Pete - check your email.

5 comments:

allsmoke said...

I am pretty sure I get damn near everything wrong. Is there somewhere we can see all the picks, or is that too much work?

JP said...

I'll check when I get home and see if I can't post all the entries.

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Does that mean Pete is Eklund? If not maybe he should start his own pay-for rumor site? LOL

pete said...

I don't know what to say. So many people I need to thank -- John Ferguson Junior for doing exactly as was expected and paying $20-million for Jason "no way I'll score 40 again" Blake. And I'd also like to thank the Internet tubes. Without the rampant speculation and pure conjecture they so consistently churn out, I never could have pulled doozies like Gomez to Washington out of my ass.

JP said...

Yeah, Allsmoke - you did horribly. The one you got right was Shanny to stay with the Rangers (as well as Giguere and Timonen - but they didn't count, and Forsberg and Selanne are still up in the air).

Here were your picks:

Bertuzzi=DET
Blake=NYI
Briere=BUF
Drury=SJS
Forsberg=Other
Giguere=ANA
Gomez=NJD
Kariya=MON
Lang=STL
Rafalski=NJD
Selanne=ANA
Schneider=DET
Shanahan=NYR
Smyth=NYI
Souray=MON
Timonen=PHI
Yashin=WSH
Zubrus=WSH