It’s been quite a vacay, but hockey is back! After last year’s shortened season, it’s nice to take the car out of overdrive and cruise through a 6 month, 82 game season. In addition to stretching out the season, for the first time in a while, I’m not in any fantasy leagues. So you may be wondering what I’m doing with alllll this free time. Last year I had the idea to use this little guy to raise money ($31.50 to be exact):
As great as it was to track the success of Claude Giroux and Claude Giroux alone, his scoring was not indicative of the achievements of his teammates. No man is a mountain and the Ginger Jesus is no exception, so tracking his success alone just won’t cut it this year. Then there’s the issue of this guy’s arrival in the mail a week ago.
So after much deliberation I decided to make this a charity competition:
How many goals and assists can each team wrack up? The money totals go as follows:
Goals (5-on-5, power play) = $.10
Assists (5-on-5, power play) = $.05
Hattrick = additional $1
I, of course, am typing this as I watch the Washington Capitals’ power play DOMINATE. As of the 15 minute mark in the 3rd period they have scored:
4 goals (5-on-5, power play)= $.40
7 assists(5-on-5, power play) = $.35
The goal is to involve as many players as possible. Whichever team earns the most money by the end of the season will have the total amount donated to their team’s charity/charities.
EDIT: So Mike Green’s first goal is credited to Mikhail Grabovski, giving him the hattie, making the total $1.75… these teams will make me poor.
Hopefully a good amount of money will be made as both teams show some teamwork. I’ll reevaluate these totals if either or both (fingers crossed!) make it to the playoffs.