The winner of the 2011-12 HJC Fantasy Hockey League was Mike C. with his team "WooWooWoo". Mike won with a lot of grinder/scorer type players. I probably set the value of hits too high. Congrats Mike.
Most people probably wouldn't admit they were THIS wrong, but you can take a look at my conference standings predictions before the season started. In the East, I predicted 5/8 teams correctly to make the playoffs. They were WSH, BOS, PHI, PIT, NYR, however I only correctly predicted that Boston would finish 2nd in the conference. In the West, I correctly predicted 6/8 teams making the playoffs, but had none correctly placed. Those teams are SJ, DET, VAN, LA, CHI, and NSH.
At the beginning of the season I predicted Pittsburgh beating Chicago in the Final. I will stick to that even though I don't think it will be correct. You have to live with your choices! I guess my worst prediction of the season was saying that Columbus would finish 8th in the West. Either that or sitting on the couch in mid January, looking at my wife and saying, "I think this is the year the Leafs make the playoffs."
I will post the brackets tomorrow and we'll get a fun little prediction pool going.
The COTW nominees have been listed on the side of the page. There was only one concept nominated and seconded last week and as per the rules, I stepped in and placed 3 more concepts into the voting. You can see those concepts by clicking the banner on the side or by going to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab.
Committee Members, here are your reminders;
COTW-March vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
HJC Jersey Top 5 vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
COTW Apr 2-8 vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
Seattle Spartans concepts (by Kirk)
Dallas Stars concepts (by Stephen T.)
New York Rangers concepts (by HJC)
Winnipeg Jets concept (by Brandon S.)
Another fauxback for Brandon's series here. He uses a mash-up logo that he's put together with jerseys striping inspired by the former Thrashers. I really like this, but I don't think the light blue fits in very well.
Sarnia Sting concept (by Elias)
Sarnia Sting concept (by Alan)
Sarnia Sting concept (by Nevill)
Sarnia Sting concept (by Brad M.)
Sarnia Sting concept (by Justin)
Los Angeles Kings concept (by Brandon S.)