WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby footballguy51 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:47 pm

For the bonus this week, is it the total number of penalty minutes assessed or total served? For example, if a power play goal is scored, is it still a 2-minute penalty or is it now 1:42?
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:31 pm

footballguy51 wrote:For the bonus this week, is it the total number of penalty minutes assessed or total served? For example, if a power play goal is scored, is it still a 2-minute penalty or is it now 1:42?

Assessed. 2:00 regardless.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:51 am

Week 17 belongs solely to Soulbeaver who correctly picked the winner of all 8 games this week. There were 238 penalty minutes this week; no one picked up any bonus points. No movement at the top of the standings. No movement in the race for the final playoff spots. No movement in the Mason Cup standings. Not much for me to write about.

The bonus this week is the total number of penalties called, not the total minutes.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:17 am

Reminder that this week's bonus question is the number of penalties taken, not penalty minutes (ahembgsurick). Feel free to resubmit your picks if you want to change; I always take the last pick submitted.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:41 pm

What a weekend for mbenecke! First off, his beloved Falcons completed their men's basketball sweep of those despised Toledo Rockets. Then this Bleacher Creature's hockey team had a reasonably successful home stretch. Then he not only wins week 18 with a whopping 30 of 33 points, he storms his way back into first place in the race for the MacNaughton opening up an 11 point lead over MTUHuskyGold. And, along with mikeeddy19, also picked up 10 bonus points by predicting 72 penalties called over the weekend. One piece of advice: buy a Powerball ticket before your luck runs out.

But that's not the only newsworthy item this week. sonofcrossjcek was a perfect 8-for-8 this weekend and has opened up a 3 game lead over MavHockey14 in the race for the Mason Cup. Does everyone realize we are getting smoked by a kid?

Here are the bonus and Mason Cup numbers:
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Week 18 Bonus                        Mason Cup
Player                 Points        Player              Pick %
mbenecke                   10        sonofcrossjcek       0.705
mikeeddy19                 10        MavHockey14          0.687
Hatch_man                   8        Stauber1             0.683
puckdude40                  8        MTUHuskyGold         0.681
Soulbeaver                  8        mbenecke             0.679
Wi.HuskiesFan               8        TalonsUpPuckDown     0.674
Critical Thinker            6        Hatch_man            0.674
Stauber1                    5        Scrum Bucket         0.673
SweeneyHawksHockey          5        Bronco Hockey Fan    0.667
GIWAN                       4        Drumstix             0.663
crossjcek                   3        puckdude40           0.661
MavHockey14                 3        MissThundercat       0.656
hawerchuck                  2        IceKnight81          0.655
TalonsUpPuckDown            2        potternmu            0.652
Hockey John                 1        Icd80                0.652


This week's bonus focuses on the final OOC games for the season, and there should be lots of points available.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:16 am

It will be a couple of days before the leaderboard is back online. Switching ISPs is more challenging than I thought. We'll have to go old school this week. But enough of the Techno-Beaver stuff (Howard Stern reference, not to be confused with BSU), there are lots of week 19 updates. First off, congrats to our co-winners, Icd80 and mikeeddy19 who each posted 31 out of a possible 32 points. WOW! As for the bonus, well DOUBLE WOW as not only were there 9 players who correctly picked 12 total out-of-conference goals, the entire field picked up at least 1 bonus point. That's the first time this has ever happened, so yeah us!

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Player              Bonus
Critical Thinker       5
crossjcek              5
gochiefs               5
Icd80                  5
NHBEAVERFAN            5
potternmu              5
puckdude40             5
Scrum Bucket           5
Wi.HuskiesFan          5
beaverhockeyfan        4
Bronco Hockey Fan      4
geezer                 4
Hockey John            4
John J. MacInnes       4
kckrieg84              4
klbaum1077             4
Laker Dude             4
MavHockey14            4
mbenecke               4
mikeeddy19             4
MSUMaverickFan         4
MTUHuskyGold           4
Soulbeaver             4
SweeneyHawksHockey     4
walktheline            4
Drumstix               3
Footballguy51          3
GIWAN                  3
GoNanooks              3
hawerchuck             3
Manurespreader         3
MissThundercat         3
TalonsUpPuckDown       3
<3_Blizzard            2
Hatch_man              2
sonofcrossjcek         2
Stauber1               2
BGSURICK               1


mbenecke still maintains a 10-point lead over MTUHuskyGold and sonofcrosscjek still holds on to his 3-game lead over MavHockey14 (they both picked identically this week) for the Mason Cup. Turning to playoffs, there's a 5-for-2 race between Soulbeaver, Stauber1, Wi.HuskiesFan, Hatch_man, and puckdude40 for the the last two first-round byes. While not out of it, Footballguy51 and LakerDude will need to make up some ground these next two weeks.

For the second bonus question, we're looking ONLY for power-play or short handed goals. Extra attacker and empty netters don't factor in. Good luck!

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WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020 Leaderboard
Rank Contestant (W/L/SOW/SOL)         This Wk  Points  Bonus   Total  Points % Games  Pts Behi
  1  mbenecke (125-55-10-5)              27     400      52     452    0.684    195      -
  2  MTUHuskyGold (126-54-9-6)           28     402      40     442    0.687    195      -
  3  Soulbeaver (120-60-7-8)             26     382      47     429    0.653    195      -
  4  Stauber1 (126-54-9-6)               25     402      25     427    0.687    195      -
  5  Wi.HuskiesFan (119-61-8-7)          29     380      44     424    0.650    195      -
  5  Hatch_man (125-55-10-5)             28     400      24     424    0.684    195      -
  7  puckdude40 (121-59-9-6)             25     387      33     420    0.662    195      -
  8  MavHockey14 (127-52-9-6)            30     405      8      413    0.696    194      -
  9  TalonsUpPuckDown (123-57-10-5)      23     394      17     411    0.674    195      -
 10  SweeneyHawksHockey (119-61-11-4)    27     383      25     408    0.655    195      -
 11  Icd80 (121-59-10-5)                 31     388      16     404    0.663    195      -
 12  Bronco Hockey Fan (123-57-8-7)      26     392      10     402    0.670    195      -
 13  geezer (114-65-8-7)                 21     365      35     400    0.627    194      -
 14  walktheline (115-65-10-5)           27     370      29     399    0.632    195      -
 14  sonofcrossjcek (121-49-12-3)        22     390      9      399    0.703    185      -
 16  hawerchuck (117-63-10-5)            23     376      22     398    0.643    195      -
 16  gochiefs (116-64-9-6)               26     372      26     398    0.636    195      -
 18  Drumstix (121-59-10-5)              23     388      9      397    0.663    195      -
 19  potternmu (119-61-8-7)              23     380      12     392    0.650    195      -
 19  MissThundercat (120-60-9-6)         23     384      8      392    0.656    195      -
 21  Critical Thinker (115-65-7-8)       25     367      23     390    0.627    195      -
 21  beaverhockeyfan (119-61-8-7)        28     380      10     390    0.650    195      -
 23  MSUMaverickFan (115-58-8-6)         28     367      22     389    0.654    187      -
 24  GoNanooks (115-65-9-6)              22     369      19     388    0.631    195      -
 25  klbaum1077 (113-67-9-6)             28     363      20     383    0.621    195      -
 26  NHBEAVERFAN (117-63-7-8)            25     373      8      381    0.638    195      -
 26  GIWAN (112-57-6-7)                  24     355      26     381    0.650    182      -
 28  John J. MacInnes (115-65-8-7)       25     368      9      377    0.629    195      -
 29  mikeeddy19 (109-70-11-4)            31     353      21     374    0.607    194      -
 30  Manurespreader (112-68-7-8)         26     358      15     373    0.612    195      -
 31  Scrum Bucket (107-47-9-6)           29     345      26     371    0.680    169      -
 32  kckrieg84 (107-64-9-5)              24     344      24     368    0.620    185      -
 32  crossjcek (109-62-6-9)              27     348      20     368    0.624    186      -
 34  BGSURICK (107-72-11-4)              22     347      7      354    0.596    194      -
 35  Hockey John (107-73-6-9)            22     342      11     353    0.585    195      -
 36  <3_Blizzard (104-63-8-7)            24     335      4      339    0.614    182      -
 37  Footballguy51 (89-65-9-6)           15     291      17     308    0.574    169      31
 38  Laker Dude (89-43-8-3)              25     286      19     305    0.667    143      34
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby footballguy51 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:47 am

Next year I am starting to play in week 1.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:57 pm

footballguy51 wrote:Next year I am starting to play in week 1.


Based on your pick performance you’d be in the middle of the field with a full slate of games under your belt.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:56 pm

The penultimate week is in the rear view mirror with Hockey John capturing the honors scoring 27 out of a possible 33 points. This week there were 15 away team goals (Mankato beat that number by themselves), 14 power play and short handed goals, and zero 1-goal games with the bonus breakout as follows:

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Player                Away   PP/SH  1-Goal   Total
<3_Blizzard              5       0       0       5
crossjcek                5       0       0       5
GoNanooks                3       2       0       5
Hockey John              3       2       0       5
Laker Dude               3       2       0       5
Footballguy51            0       3       1       4
geezer                   3       1       0       4
John J. MacInnes         4       0       0       4
MTUHuskyGold             1       3       0       4
TalonsUpPuckDown         1       3       0       4
sonofcrossjcek           2       0       1       3
Wi.HuskiesFan            0       3       0       3
gochiefs                 0       2       0       2
MavHockey14              0       2       0       2
puckdude40               2       0       0       2
Scrum Bucket             0       2       0       2
Stauber1                 2       0       0       2
Icd80                    0       1       0       1
potternmu                0       1       0       1
walktheline              0       1       0       1

MTUHuskyGold is the only player within striking distance of mbenecke for the MacNaughton but will have to overcome 9 points to do it. There is a 5-for-2 fight for the final two first round byes between Stauber1, Soulbeaver, Hatch_man, Wi,HuskiesFan and puckdude40 with MavHockey14 and TUPD likely gearing up for the first round. The fight for the 20th spot (and avoiding the play-in game) is too complicated to figure out with as many as 9 players in contention. With BGSURICK going absent this week, it's still possible for Footballguy51 and Laker Dude to climb their way into the playoff picture.

No blood this week in the fight for the Mason Cup. sonofcrossjcek and MavHockey14 posted identical picks.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby drumstix2388 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:58 am

Man, I'd have a fighting chance at this thing if I was any good at all at the bonus rounds. I suppose just guessing random numbers most of the time isn't the best strategy.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby footballguy51 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:32 am

drumstix2388 wrote:Man, I'd have a fighting chance at this thing if I was any good at all at the bonus rounds. I suppose just guessing random numbers most of the time isn't the best strategy.


I put mathematical thought into mine and I manage a giant goose egg on most weeks.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby mbenecke » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:57 am

It's more luck than skill, folks. Lol
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:23 pm

Let's look at the data, shall we?

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Field average for bonus:  22.125
Field median for bonus:  21.50


footballguy51 bonus points: 21
TalonsUpPuckDown bonus points: 21
drumstix bonus points: 9
mbenecke bonus points: fifty-freakin'-two
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby drumstix2388 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm

TalonsUpPuckDown wrote:Let's look at the data, shall we?

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Field average for bonus:  22.125
Field median for bonus:  21.50


footballguy51 bonus points: 21
TalonsUpPuckDown bonus points: 21
drumstix bonus points: 9
mbenecke bonus points: fifty-freakin'-two


Feeling pretty down on my luck, then, Benecke! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:51 am

The race for MacNaughton Cup will come down to these games:
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      mbenecke         MTUHuskyGold
Fri   UAA              UA_
Sat   Minnesota State  Bemidji State
Sat   Ferris State     Lake Superior
Bonus 90               101


MTUHuskyGold wins the MacNaughton Cup with a sweep of the three games as long as the Governor’s Cup SOGs are 96 or higher. Every point given up in the picks increases the SOGs bonus requirement by an equal amount. Any other combination gives mbenecke his first MacNaughton Cup.

The Mason Cup winner will be decided by Saturday’s Mankato/Bemidji and Lake Superior/Ferris games. MavHockey14 needs at least one win and one tie to claim the Cup otherwise the hardware go to sonofcrossjcek.

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MavHockey14      sonofcrossjcek
Minnesota State  Bemidji State
Lake Superior    Ferris State


With a 26 point cushion, BGSURICK has sewn up the 36th and final playoff spot. Footballguy51 and Laker Dude can only make up a maximum of 19 points. However, the battle for the first and second alternates is still alive and well. Footballguy51 holds onto the first alternate spot with a Mav win on Friday or a Seawolf win on Saturday as long as the Governor’s Cup SOGs are not between 95-99. Laker Dude is pulling for Bemidji on Friday and the Nanooks on Saturday as long as the Governor’s Cup SOGs are outside the range of 66-74.

There are too many combinations and permutations to track down for the final two byes. Here’s the picks, you can follow along at home:

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Hatch_man  puckdude40 soulbeaver    Stauber1  Wi.HuskiesFan
MSU        BSU        BSU         MSU       MSU
LSSU       LSSU       LSSU        FSU       LSSU
NMU        NMU        NMU         NMU       MTU
BGSU       BGSU       BGSU        BGSU      BGSU
UA_        UAA        UA_         UA_       UA_

MSU        MSU        BSU         MSU       BSU
LSSU       LSSU       FSU         LSSU      LSSU
NMU        MTU        MTU         NMU       MTU
BGSU       BGSU       BGSU        BGSU      BGSU
UA_        UA_        UA_         UA_       UAA

95         112        103         107       105
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