Hockey Wilderness Playoff Bracket Challenge


Frustration_medium

Hello again, Wilderness readers. We had a few suggestions for a playoff bracket challenge, with the winner getting the ultimate prize of bragging rights and a sweet title, which has yet to be determined.

I have put together a bracket, which you can download HERE: Playoff Bracket Excel Sheet

The bracket was created in Excel. I set it to work with previous versions of Excel, so hopefully that is not an issue. I hear the question already, so let's address it now. "But, Buddha, I don't have Excel, what do I do now?" First, you should probably get a copy. It's 2010, Excel should be basic software. Download a free trial from Microsoft or something. If you just cannot muster the strength to use Excel, send me an email with your selections typed out by round, and make sure you list the number of games each series is going to last

The final rankings of the teams is nowhere near close to set, so take the sheet as it is, in today's format. I will post a final bracket when things sort themselves out, or feel free to update your bracket as the teams shift positions. Just make sure that you wait to turn in your bracket until the rankings are final.

Rules:

1. Fill out your bracket as you would any other.

2. Inside each bracket, you will notice the word "games." Fill in how many games you believe each series will run. This will be the tie breaker should it be needed.

3. Make sure you list your Hockey Wilderness username so we can properly crown the champion.

4. Brackets will be due by April 17th, at noon, Central Time. This is three days into the playoffs. This should be plenty of time for everyone to set their brackets. No brackets will be accepted after the deadline.

5. Submissions are to be made to my email address, which can be accessed by clicking on the little envelope next to my name below. Please use a subject line of "Hockey Wilderness Playoff Bracket Challenge" or something similar. If I do not get your bracket, it will be considered the fault of leprechauns and apologies will not be made.

Rule violations will result in the rule breaker having to take Darcy Hordichuk in as a foster child, and subject to unending ridicule for cheating in a contest with no actual prize.

 

Hordichuk1_medium


A couple disclaimers. First, there is no cost, none whatsoever to join this contest. As a result of that, there is absolutely no prize, except that you win. If that isn't enough, tell your spouse, kids, mom, or boss to go buy you something shiny. Tell them I said you deserve it.

Enjoy the contest, folks. I cannot wait to crown the champion. Please, put your ideas for the champions title in the comment section. Hope you are all ready for this.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker