The first round is in the books, and it didn't disappoint.
Here's who advanced:
#1 Bigalke def. #8 Kev316
#2 The Return Begins def. #7 Dyhard
#3 LGP def. #6 Johnny D
#4 BGM def. #5 ICS
No upsets here, all of the higher seeds advanced. (Must be a testament to my seeding prowess).
#8 Torque def. #1 Foosball
#2 Roberts#1 def. #7 NuclearWinter
#6 Lakers#1 def. #3 Mac Brody
#4 Wtnelson tie #5 Argooos
The result of the tiebreaker vote was 5-0 Wtnelson.
A much more interesting bracket, if you ask me.
Second round matchups:
#1 Bigalke vs. #4 BGM- HERE
#2 The Return Begins vs. #3 LGP- HERE
#2 Roberts#1 vs. #8 Torque
#4 Wtnelson vs. #6 Lakers#1
All-time Rangers line-up (7 forwards, 4 d-men, 2 goalies)
All-time Flyers line-up
All-time Kings line-up
All-time Islanders line-up
All-time Sabres line-up
All-loyalty team: 7 forwards, 4 defensemen, 2 goalies who spent their entire career on one team.- TAKEN
The rags team: Make a team out of players who never won a Stanley Cup (must be retired)
The riches team: Make a team out of players who won at least 4 Stanley Cups (must be retired)
Best undrafted player (No Gretzky), player must have been draft eligible, meaning the draft must have existed
Where does Vladislav Tretiak rank among goalies?
Best coach to never win a Stanley Cup (as a coach)
Top 10 NHL players pre-1940
Is great goaltending necessary for a Stanley Cup win?
Top 10 defensive defensemen of all time (Points per game under .50)
Top 10 defensive forwards of all time
Most dominant 3-5 year stretch for a goalie- TAKEN
What non-Original Six team has the greatest tradition (no defunct teams)
Least deserving Hall of Famer
Should the NHL give lifetime bans to players who continually get suspended (ie. Chris Simon)
3 cities for the NHL to relocate to
Most underrated player of all time
Most overrated player of all time
Top 5 most important stats for a goalie (in order)
Top 5 most important stats for a defenseman (in order)
What player was most negatively affected by the lockout?
Who will have a better bounce-back season, Jean-Sebastien Giguere or Marty Turco?
Did the salary cap REALLY create parity in the NHL?
Top 10 fighters of all time
Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg, who is better defensively?
How much of Martin Brodeur's gaudy statistics and overall success can be attributed to the Devils' system?
Is Alex Ovechkin a puck-hog?
Should Adjusted Statistics (hockey-reference.com) be used when debating players?
The MESSIER SQUAD: The all-leadership/grit team of the 2000s (5 forwards, 2 d-men, 1 goalie)
The MESSIER SQUAD: The all-leadership/grit team of the 1990s (5 forwards, 2 d-men, 1 goalie)- TAKEN
The MESSIER SQUAD: The all-leadership/grit team of the 1980s (5 forwards, 2 d-men, 1 goalie)
The MESSIER SQUAD: The all-leadership/grit team of the 1970s (5 forwards, 2 d-men, 1 goalie)
*****Note: Forward position are interchangeable for the Messier Squads ****
Which UFA signed this summer will help his team the most?
Overtime: what would you do to the rules? Regular season and post-season
Which players will get 50 goals this upcoming season?
Who will win Rookie of the Year?
Pick the Western Conference starting line-up for the All-Star game (must be kept at their regular positions)
Pick the Eastern Conference starting line-up for the All-Star game (must be kept at their regular positions)
If you don't like any of those 50 choices, you and the person you're TDing against can come up with a topic. But if you take too long, I'll assign one to you.
And like last round, the lower seed picks the topic and the higher seed decides to start it or be challenged.
Good luck to all of the participants!