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Thread created on Wed May 08, 2013 01:06:11
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Hockey pool's are extremly popular here (Canada) and a common fixture at the workplace.

for a basic overview, i submit Wikipedia's overview (from

Hockey pool
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A hockey pool is a variant of ice hockey in which the participants (called "owners") each draft or acquire a team of real-life NHL players and then score points based on those players' statistical performance on the ice. It is a simpler and less involved version of fantasy hockey.
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1 How to Play
1.1 Scoring
2 Types of Games
3 Running a Hockey Pool
[edit]How to Play

While each pool generally maintains its own rules and regulations, usually defined by the contestants themselves, there are a few constants. Generally, each participant in a pool selects a team of players drawn from current pros. Throughout the season, their statistics are tracked, and the pool winner is the person whose team has the most points at the end of the season.
The most common scoring scheme is simply:
1 point per goal
1 point per assist
Some pools offer additional scoring based on the player's position (such as points for a goaltender victory) or skill level (such as points for penalties earned by an enforcer). Other pools have much higher levels of complexity, taking into account defensive statistics and +/-. When management of the participant's roster is required (i.e., activating certain players), this type of pool is often referred to as fantasy hockey.
[edit]Types of Games

There are two basic kinds of hockey pools: draft and non-draft. In a draft pool, no player can be held by more than one participant. All of the pool participants take turns drafting their players. (The drafts are usually held in serpentine fashion; that is, the team picking first in the odd rounds will pick last in the even rounds.) This type of pool requires considerable in-depth knowledge of players beyond the top tier of NHL stars.
In a non-draft pool, everyone simply picks a set number of players. Thus, multiple participants can have the same player among their set roster.
One variant of a non-draft pool is a "box-style" pool, where players of a similar caliber (i.e., forwards, defencemen, superstars, rookies) are grouped together and a fixed number of players are selected from each group or box.
A hockey pool can also be played using the NHL playoffs, Olympics, World Cup or World Championship tournaments. These pools are extremely popular as they are much shorter in length.
[edit]Running a Hockey Pool

For a typical hockey pool, there are hundreds of statistical updates occurring every night. Updating statistics accurately and on a timely basis is usually handled by hockey pool software or via an online hockey pool manager.

While Hockey Pools vary in complexity, a basic one is pretty straight forward and is likely akin to sports pool for other sports and regions (ie: Football, baseball, basketball).

This would possibly create a subset of the Casino.

Is this is something that can't be done by the game, i'm wondering if there are objections to forming one in the future within the gambling forums themselves.

So, it's a suggestion as well as a question broken down as follows:

Suggestion: Create a basic Hockey Pool for Torn Players to participate in.
Question: If this isn't feasible, is it possible to develop a pool over the summer for which space might be made available within the Gambling Forum.

If this has already been asked/suggested: mea culpa.

^^ Only one left in stock!

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Posted on Wed May 08, 2013 03:06:47
Sounds like fantasy football which we have over here in the UK. It would be a nice addition for some but people such as myself it wouldn't bother. Neutral rating

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Posted on Wed May 08, 2013 04:07:48

I dunno if they wanna code this in, but I'd be interested in getting a group of 10-20 Torn players to throw in 100mill each or something and run a hockey pool. We'd probably have to do it through the forums or something though. Obviously we have enough Canadians and hockey-liking Americans around here that'd be interested in do a fun hockey pool. This is the type of thing you could probably run off of a free officepools site instead of using coding resources to run it solely in house, but I do like the idea.

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