It's the absolute best time of the year, playoff hockey time. Hockey has the most exciting playoffs of any sport. My adrenaline may not calm down until June. And to celebrate, and because of the immense success of last years contest, Waxaholic is going to hold it's 2nd Annual Hockey Playoff Contest! And just like last year, you don't have to know anything about, or follow, hockey. Just be a lucky guesser. If I remember right, the winner last year did not watch hockey and gave the prize away to a friend. So if you think you can't enter, you're wrong.
All I ask is that you either click the "follow" button over on the right hand side, or send me an email, or both.... just so I have a way to contact you. Either one, your choice. Even you readers that don't have your own blog and don't say anything in the comments... you can enter too.
This year will be divided into two parts. You must enter both parts to be eligible for the prize. The first part is now, and you have until Wednesday evening to enter.
Enter by leaving a comment on this post. What do you have to say in the comment? I'm glad you asked.
Simply pick the winning teams from the first round matchups of the 2010 NHL playoffs, and predict (that means guess) how many games the series will go. All NHL playoff series are the best of seven games.
In the Prince of Wales Conference (East) we have
#1 Washington Capitals vs #8 Montreal Canadiens
#2 New Jersey Devils vs #7 Philadelphia Flyers
#3 Buffalo Sabres vs #6 Boston Bruins
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Ottawa Senators
In the Clarence Campbell Conference (West) we have
#1 San Jose Sharks vs #8 Colorado Avalanche
#2 Chicago Blackhawks vs #7 Nashville Predators
#3 Vancouver Canucks vs #6 Los Angeles Kings
#4 Phoenix Coyotes vs #5 Detroit Red Wings
So there you have it, pick one team from each matchup, pick a number between 4 and 7 for each, and Bob's your uncle.
Good Luck, part two will be up near the end of the first round (10 days or so) and I'll have my review and predictions up on Thursday.