Did a thread like this last year, so wanted to put one up again. Any comments/suggestions for changes are welcome. These are the current rules as of last season. Obviously Fro is gone, so we can either leave it at 4, or bump someone up to the list to make 5.
Here are the rules:
Each person gets to make two picks per game. One of your picks can be anyone on the team, and your other pick is your 'Dark Horse'. In other words, your Dark Horse is a player who is less likely to score the first goal..or any goal for that matter. The list of ineligible Dark Horses for this season are:
Points are awarded as follows:
*Eight points awarded if you pick a player as a Dark Horse
*Four points awarded if you pick a player as your normal pick
*Two points awarded if you pick a shutout (Kings get shutout that is)
*Two extra points are awarded if you pick the correct situation in which the goal is scored (i.e. EV, PP, SH, PS)
-If you pick the same player as your normal pick and your Dark Horse, your normal pick gets priority.
-You can only pick Kings players to score the first goal of the game..opposing teams do not count.
An example of how your pick should look is:
Dark Horse: Johnson (EV)
Once the game has started, no more picks are allowed. Please make sure to get your picks in ahead of time to be fair to everyone.
I was reading over the thread I made last year at this time, and it seemed like the majority of people wanted to keep things simple and keep them the way they were. Unless the majority of people want it changed (like the assist thing for example), we'll probably just keep it the same as we won't be able to find something that makes everyone happy.
I do think we need to add 1 player to the ineligible list to get it back to 5. Whether its Poni or Doughty or someone else, doesn't really matter to me. Just whatever the majority wants.
I would like to say this is one of my favourite things on this site. I would like to suggest a frist goal for the other team point and if we call the shutout 2 points. This would make a fan look at the other team and make you get lucky picking there as well. I think this would be more challenging. If help is needed i would give my time to this.