Offseason Diagnosis: Final Standings

So, the final standings at last come! My apologies in how they've been coming -- I've been working my ass off, then in Mexico (Cabo) for the last week on vacation. I have quite a backlog of games to watch!


thedoctor: 17
Joe: 17
Americanario: 16
Tommelot: 16
DD: 15
Dario: 15

I win!!!! ...and so does Joe, but the tiebreaker goes to me with my guess of 51.5m (nhlnumbers puts us at 51.008).

Actually, everyone is grouped within a 2 point range, which I find fairly remarkable and awesome. Technically, there are some unanswered questions on the list -- the Forsberg ones -- that could change the final standings, but I'm just not willing to wait that long. Anybody disagree?

So Joe owes me a beer at the Official MHH game*, whenever that is. The KYGO Puck Pass events (2 lower bowl tickets + 2 drinks + $10 at the gift store for $100) are actually all on Ticketmaster even into next year, may I suggest one of those? Let's get the ball rolling on this and we can all decide if we want to out ourselves in person. :)

* Maybe. If he wants to.

(My guesses in parens still, italics for wrong, bold for correct.  If a question depends on another response, obviously the dependent guess is null and void for the competition.  On numerical responses, it's the closest.  Each right/closest answer gets a point.  Ties all get a point.)


Joe Sakic's return:  (yes)(Everyone)
Joe Sakic's cap number:  ($5m) (Dario, 5.5m)

John-Michael Liles' return:  (no)(Joe)
John-Michael Liles' eventual team [if he moves]:  (Carolina)
John-Michael Liles' cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (4.5m)(Me, Joe)

Andrew Brunette's return:  (no)(Everyone)
Andrew Brunette's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (2.5m)(Me, Dario)

Jose Theodore's return:  (yes)(DD, Dario)
Jose Theodore's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (4m)(4.5, Americanario)
Length of contract: (3 years)(2, Joe, Americanario)

Adam Foote's return:  (yes)(Everyone)
Adam Foote's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (4m)(3.5, Dario)

Peter Forsberg's return:  (yes)
Peter Forsberg's cap number [this means prorated]: (2m)
Peter Forsberg's return date: (Feb. 1)

Jeff Finger's return:  (yes)(All wrong)
Jeff Finger's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (1.5m)(1.9, DD)

Kurt Sauer's return:  (yes)(DD, Dario)
Kurt Sauer's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (1.5m)(Me, Tommelot)

Scott Parker's return:  (no)(All wrong, technically)

Tyler Arnason's return:  (yes. :( )(all right)


Wojtek Wolski's cap number:  (2.5m)(3.0, Joe)
Length of contract: (3 years)(No one)

Marek Svatos' cap number:  (2m)(Me, Tommelot, Americanario)
Length of contract: (1 year)(2 year, everyone but me and Dario)

Will they make the team on opening day? [Scratches count]

TJ Hensick:  (yes) (Tommelot)
David Jones:  (yes) (All)
Brad Richardson:  (yes) (Joe)
Kyle Cumiskey:  (no) (Me, Tommelot, Americanario)
Cody McCormick:  (yes) (Me, Joe, Tommelot, Americanario)
Cody McLeod:  (yes) (Me, DD)
Johnny Boychuk:  (no) (All)
Chris Stewart:  (no) (All)
Nigel Williams:  (no) (All)
Tyler Weiman:  (no) (All but DD)

Position Battles on opening day

Third Line Center: (Tyler Arnason *sigh*) (All but Dario)
Starting Goaltender: (Jose Theodore) (Dario, DD)


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