It's playoff time! There are a few changes this year. Here is how post season pick'em will work:
-Make your picks for the entire weekend before the first puck drop (This is important especially for the championship weekend - we will pick the champion before the two semifinal games)
-Correctly picking the higher seed to win is worth 1 point. Correctly picking the lower seed to win is 2 points. (This was a recommendation last year to try to encourage picking the "underdog").
-1 bonus point awarded for correctly picking the winner of each first round series, 2 points in the quarterfinals, 3 in the semis, and 4 for the champion. This is independent of the number of games for the 3 round series.
-1 point will be awarded for "backwards splits" - if you pick team 1 to win Friday and team 2 to win Saturday, but the opposite happens, you get 1 point. (only in first round and quarterfinals)
-For the 3 game series, you will pick your predicted winner of each game. If you do not think a game 3 will be played, list N/A. You can pick the same winner for all 3 games if you want (if you don't want to pick a 2 game sweep, but can't decide which game will be lost).
-Remember - there are no ties in the post season!
These 'rules' may be confusing - don't hesitate to ask if you don't understand.