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02-06-2004, 01:00 AM
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Official Habs Betting Thread! Instructions.

I want to make this the official betting contest thread! I got the idea off another HF board, and decided it would be neat to try it here.

This thread will be serve as the instructions' thread. I will make a new thread for each game, and you will be able to post your predictions / bets in the betting threads labeled "BETTING THREAD: MTL VS TEAM, Month/Day" (not the Game Day Threads).

Here's how it works.

Before a game begins, participants must place bets on the following: goal-scorers, shot totals and final score. There is no need to register, and you can participate whenever you want.

Rules

To participate, you must make 4 predictions for each game, in the same post (not allowed to edit the post once the game has started):

1) Choose 3 different players (no more, no less) from Montreal as predicted goal-scorers.
2) Choose 3 different players (no more, no less) from the other team as predicted goal-scorers.
3) Predict the shot total for each team.
4) Predict the final score. (no need to specify whether it is an OverTime win or not)

After the game is over, I will count the point totals. An updated list of accumulated points leaders will be posted after each game, either by me or some other volunteer (I can't always be there!).

The contest ends at the end of the regular season (I will make another one for the playoffs).

There will be no monetary prize, only bragging rights! However, if you have suggestions for a non-monetary prize for the winner, send me a private message.



Scoring Points:
Last modification: February 20th.

Final Score:
(NEW) - Predicting the correct outcome of the game (Win, Loss, or Tie) is worth 25 points.
(NEW) - Predicting exact final score is worth 50 points, and being 1 goal away is worth 25 points.

Shot Totals:
(NEW) - Predicting the correct team with highest number of shots is worth 15 points.
- Predicting exact shot total for one team is worth 50 points. One shot away is worth 25 points. Two shots away is worth 10 points.

Goal Scorers:
- Players with 5 or more goals to date are worth 15 points per goal.
- Players with less than 5 goals to date are worth 50 pts.
- Players with 0 goals to date are worth 100 pts.



An example (based on the NYI - MTL game Feb. 5th)

For example, let's say I predict this:

1) I predict Koivu, Souray, and Ribeiro to score for Montreal.
2) I predict Aucoin, Hunter, and Peca to score for NYI.
3) I predict 31-29 shots in favor of MTL.
4) I predict 3-1 final score in favor of MTL.

Let's count my points:

15 points because Ribeiro scored.
0 points because none of my NYI players scored.
15 points because I predicted MTL to have more shots than NYI.
25 points because I predicted 29 shots for NYI, and they got 28.
25 points because I predicted a MTL win.
25 points because I predicted 3-1 MTL, which is one goal away from the real score of 2-1 MTL.

TOTAL POINTS = 105

* You can send me a private message if you can't understand the instructions, or if I left something out that needs to be explained.

Good luck, and have fun!


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Do you want us to make our predictions in this thread, PM you or will you make a thread for each game?

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sounds good necrophile! I wonder if Prabby will change his superstitious mind and be forced to pick us now?

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You should sticky this thread with only the first post included, plus whatever updates you make with seperate threads for games.

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After consideration of public opinion, the Betting Threads will be posted individually for each game. The one for the upcoming Florida game is already up and running. The Betting Threads will be labeled "BETTING THREAD: MTL VS TEAM, Month/Day". This thread will now serve for instructions and questions about the contest.

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Sounds like a cool idea!!!

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So it's a betting contest and there are no betting involved?

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Sounds like a cool idea!!!
Stolen from the Bruins Board eh, is The 1 hit wonder involved in this scam ....

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Stolen from the Bruins Board eh, is The 1 hit wonder involved in this scam ....
Ya mean the Bruins board had a good idea??!!!?? WOW!! You guys must of put ALL you heads together to come up with that. And I though most of you couldn't count....or read....or talk without drooling.......or dress yourself......

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Ya mean the Bruins board had a good idea??!!!?? WOW!! You guys must of put ALL you heads together to come up with that. And I though most of you couldn't count....or read....or talk without drooling.......or dress yourself......
You could put yourself and all the Habs poster in one room. and guess what ?













all of you don't equal up to a quarter of a brain ......

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its a good idea, but what about doing it with categories that have a clear result
such as Over/under, or like a mise-au-jeu type of thing

that way this could actually be a daily contest (or at least every day the habs play)
instead of vague outcomes like who scores

Example:
1) Who will win? (1 point)
2) Over or Under? (1 point)
3) who will have more shots? (1 point)
4) Pick 2 winners from 2 other games that night (1 point each)
any other clear cut categories?

people must be in from the start and the winner obviously is the one with the most points at the end of the year

everybody that wants in simply posts a message in a thread and updates it before every game... with the previous games predicitons acting as the current game's should a person fail to make his/her picks

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I was thinking of trying a few modifications for the playoff betting:

1) Bets will be made on the playoffs as a whole (bets accepted until day 1 of the playoffs, before the first game starts)

Bets on the playoffs will include:
- predicting the final 4 teams (150 per correct team)
- predicting the conference champions (who will meet in the cup finals) (150 per correct team)
- predicting the Stanley Cup champions (bonus: in how many games) (250 for winner, 150 for # of games)
- predicting the Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) winner (250)
- predicting the playoffs best goalie (save percentage) (200)
- predicting the playoffs top points leader (250)
- predicting the playoffs top goals leader (150)
- predicting the playoffs top assists leader (150)


2) Bets will be made on all series (bets accepted until series' start)

Bets on each series will include:

- winner of the series (bonus: in how many games) (100 for winner, 100 extra for # of games)
- total number of goals scored by each team during the series (200 per team, 100 if one goal off)
- point leader on each team for the series (100)
- goal leader on each team for the series (75)
- assist leader on each team for the series (75)
- goalie with best save percentage (1st round series' only) (50)


3) Bets will be made on both Habs' individual games and Cup Final games (bets accepted before each game)

Bets on each individual game (all Habs' games and Cup Final games) will include:

- winner of the game (25)
- final score (50 pts exact, 25 pts off 1 goal)
- shot totals by team (50, 25 off 1 shot)
- power play goals by each team, on how many chances (25 for exact goals, 25 for exact # of chances, 100 for exact goals and chances)
- 3 goal-scorers for each team (10 per goal, 20 for players w/less 20 goals in reg. season, double points if one is game-winning goal scorer)
- choose only 1 best faceoff man for the game, minimum 5 faceoffs (25)


THREAD STRUCTURE:
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PLAYOFF BETTING: ROUND 1 of Playoffs
includes bets for playoffs as a whole and bets on all 8 series

PLAYOFF BETTING: MTL vs 1st round opponent, MONTH/DAY
bets for individual Habs' games

PLAYOFF BETTING: ROUND 2 of Playoffs
includes bets on all 4 series

PLAYOFF BETTING: MTL vs 2nd round opponent, MONTH/DAY (if applicable)
bets for individual Habs' games

PLAYOFF BETTING: ROUND 3 of Playoffs
includes bets on the 2 remaining series

PLAYOFF BETTING: MTL vs 3rd round opponent, MONTH/DAY (if applicable)
bets for individual Habs' games

PLAYOFF BETTING: ROUND 4 of Playoffs
includes bets on Stanley Cup Finals

PLAYOFF BETTING: TEAM vs TEAM, MONTH/DAY
bets for all individual Cup Final games


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Quote:
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I want to make this the official betting contest thread! I got the idea off another HF board, and decided it would be neat to try it here.
Would that be a Bruins board?

Anyway, have fun with it...

(Are you Russian?)

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Would that be a Bruins board?

Anyway, have fun with it...

(Are you Russian?)
Not quite Russian... But yes, I was browsing the Bruins' forum when I saw your version of it (I made one pretty much the same, with very small variations). Out of curiosity, what do you guys and gals have as a prize for the winner of the contest?

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Not quite Russian... But yes, I was browsing the Bruins' forum when I saw your version of it (I made one pretty much the same, with very small variations). Out of curiosity, what do you guys and gals have as a prize for the winner of the contest?
I don't think anything..it's just for fun but it's an interesting idea.

(The reason why I asked you about you being Russian is "presledovatel' trupa" on your avatar...I am Russian)

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