# Olympic hockey - Pool (new one)

1. Feb 13, 2006

### EL

So, time has come to make a new try with this pool:

The olympic hockey tournament looks thrilling, so why not have a PF hockey pool championship! Find below 13 highly interesting matches to analyze. Check out the rules, fill in the form, and you might win eternal fame and glory!

Form:

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12.
13.

Tournament winner:

Total number of goals scored in the matches above:

Matches:

Wednesday, Feb. 15
1. Russia vs. Slovakia

Thursday, Feb. 16
2. Sweden vs. Russia

Saturday, Feb. 18
3. Italy vs. Germany
4. Slovakia vs. United States
5. Czech Republic vs. Finland

Sunday, Feb. 19
6. Germany vs. Switzerland
7. United States vs. Sweden

Tuesday, Feb. 21
9. Latvia vs. Kazakhstan
10. Switzerland vs. Italy
12. Sweden vs. Slovakia
13.United States vs. Russia

Rules:
* In each match, indicate how you think it will end:
1 = First team wins.
X = Draw.
2 = Second team wins.
* It is the result after 3*20min which counts, i.e. any sudden death and sudden death penalties are not included.
* The person who manages to guess most matches correctly wins.
* In case there are several persons with the same number of correct matches, the mutual order is determined according to:
1) In first hand, the person who tipped most X:es (no matter if they turned out to be correct or not) beats the others.
2) In second hand, the person who correctly guessed the winner of the whole tournament beats the others.
3) In third hand, the person who makes the closest guess about how many goals will be scored in total in the 13 matches above, beats the others. (Sudden death goals and sudden death penalty goals do not count.)
* The pool closes 1 hour before the first game (Russia vs. Slovakia) starts.
* If anyone fills in more than one form, it's the last one which counts. (Hence you have a chance to edit your tip until the pool closes.)

Good luck!

2. Feb 13, 2006

### EL

1. 1
2. 1
3. 2
4. x
5. 1
6. 1
7. 2
8. 2
9. 1
10. 1
11. 1
12. 1
13. 2

Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 77

3. Feb 14, 2006

### PerennialII

Let the real games begin!

1. 1
2. 2
3. 2
4. 1
5. 2
6. 2
7. 1
8. 1
9. 1
10. 1
11. 1
12. 2
13. 2

Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 100

4. Feb 14, 2006

### EL

Come on now folks!
It begins tomorrow! Last call now!
At least I thought there was a bunch of hockey crazy canadians hanging around here.

5. Feb 14, 2006

### PerennialII

......... perhaps 'we' have the "leftovers" ? Come on guys, this will help fight the withdrawal symptoms of the olympic break.

6. Feb 14, 2006

### Just some guy

1. 2
2. 2
3. 1
4. 2
5. 1
6. 1
7. 1
8. 2
9. 1
10. 2
11. 2
12. 1
13. 1

Ok, I know nothing about hockey at all so I just guessed those completely :p

7. Feb 14, 2006

### EL

That's just fine! We want everyone to participate!
So, hurry up, it starts on wednesday!!! Anyone who dares challenging us Scandinavians?:tongue2:

Last edited: Feb 14, 2006
8. Feb 14, 2006

### check

1. 1
2. 2
3. 2
4. 2
5. 1
6. 1
7. 1
8. 2
9. 2
10. 1
11. 1
12. 1
13. 1

Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 61

9. Feb 15, 2006

### EL

9 hours, 35 minutes left...

10. Feb 15, 2006

### EL

4 hours, 10 minutes...

Well, what a brilliant combination...sports in a physics forum...:grumpy:
Should have foreseen this...

11. Feb 15, 2006

### check

Looks like Just Some Guy is in the lead. I'm really surprised that the Russians lost, I thought that they'd be much stronger. But they did look kind of sloppy at times.
I'm also impressed that Latvia is beating the US 3-2 going into the 3rd right now...

12. Feb 15, 2006

### PerennialII

:tongue2: for Latvia, wouldn't mind the Russians having success, it's been a while since they've gotten their act together and with that lineup ..... :!!)

13. Feb 15, 2006

### EL

Marian Gaborik! Wow!

14. Feb 16, 2006

### PerennialII

........ Ok, I can understand EL if you want to stay away from this thread for a few days ..... ........ (lucky there is a bay in between so didn't hear the scream).

15. Feb 17, 2006

### EL

..then you have to check your ears.
A really, really bad game...thanks for reminding me...
Anyway, last time we totally dominated Canada in the opening game, and still lost agains Belarus in the quarter. Hope it will go the other way now. Tonight Forsberg will go on ice, and if he feel fit for fight, I'm not worried anymore...

16. Feb 17, 2006

### George Jones

Staff Emeritus
Sorry for not making it into the pool.

My 25 minute walk in this morning at -35C (-31F) with wind chill -50C (-58F) probably qualifies me as a crazy Canadian

I'm also a hockey fan and physicist.

The order depends on my mood. Yesterday, I meant to go home to watch Canada play Germany, but I got so wrapped up in pervect's damned problem :tongue2: that I didn't make it!

I usually cheer for Sweden - except when they play Canada! As a kid, I was a big fan of 21 when he played for the Leafs.

Regards,
George

17. Feb 17, 2006

### PerennialII

:rofl: .... how does it go again .... if you lose one early in the tournament you won't lose in quarters or semis and the other way around. Hope he has his groin in order, would be great to see him in the tournament - getting him and Lundqvist continuing as he'll likely do will get the team far. Although yesterday the Russians had such a form that any team would've had huge problems against them, everything seemed to go their way.

18. Feb 17, 2006

### scorpa

Did anyone watch the game yesterday? Germany had a chance to score on a totally open Canadian net goalie was no where to be seen, they shot the puck one of the Canadians dived forward and managed to block it, jumped up again took it down the ice and scored on Germany. That was so awesome!

19. Feb 17, 2006

### EL

Just fill in a form now! We just don't count the matches which have been played.

Nice to here there are at least some of us!

Who was 21 playing for the Leafs?

20. Feb 17, 2006

### EL

Hopefully that's true this year.

To be honest, Sweden sucked...