Nation Network Hockey Pool: November 20th Edition

Jonathan Willis
November 20 2011 02:55PM

This week’s edition of the Nation Network Hockey Pool has a new leader, as the previous front-runner slips into second place.

The contest rules and original entries are here. Scoring is as laid out in the original post, with one exception: because goaltenders are graded primarily on save percentage, some have run up enormous (or enormously bad) totals in the early going, so I have divided their totals by five (we’re roughly one-fifth through the season, league-wide) to prevent them from crazily skewing the contest. As the season continues, these updates will feature goaltender totals divided by a lesser amount.

Current Rank Previous Rank Entrant SCORE
1 15 pelhem grenville 437.75
2 1 Rogue 432.5
3 10 daveeed 421.25
4 17 CrazyCaptain88 420.5
5 14 Ashface88 419.25
6 2 sofarsogood 417.75
7 5 Talbot17 412.5
8 70 G_R_R 411
9 9 DSF 407.25
10 39 Amit Rana 407.25
11 4 Reg Dunlop 406.25
12 56 Bash 405.75
13 28 Kris Krol 404.75
14 34 Hall-for-mayor 402.75
15 24 Team Dingle 402.25
16 27 homerer 402
17 13 Eetu Huisman 397.5
18 43 nofool6110 397.25
19 8 qgenius 396.75
20 36 CooCoo 396
21 3 dragon 395.75
22 19 OneManPillage 395.75
23 92 Deeg 395.75
24 147 bdjosh 394.25
25 26 Kache Okbod 393.5
26 116 Jayamania 392.5
27 45 DC 389.75
28 180 Oilers G 389.25
29 98 HallFever 388.5
30 139 OvenChicken8 388
31 93 akc 387.25
32 110 Aussie Oiler 384.5
33 20 Eterrible 384.25
34 38 blueballs 384
35 49 Ben Dover 383.75
36 101 ?>>>> 383.25
37 42 mayorpoop 383
38 16 mackb 382.5
39 12 HOFFFF 381.75
40 62 gravis82 381.75
41 61 Redfern 380.5
42 155 Mont'ster 380.5
43 53 Ball Buster 379.5
44 7 Magic Man 378
45 47 toetag247 376.5
46 18 GSP 376
47 67 Karth 375
48 86 John Chambers 375
49 50 LuckyLex 374.75
50 22 greenlightning86 374.5
51 91 bubbasnickey 374.5
52 30 riles97 373.5
53 74 Oilcruzer 373.5
54 59 Chickenplucker 373
55 60 kudzupo 372.75
56 44 raretomediumrare 372.5
57 71 elsteverino 371
58 215 blair buydens 370.75
59 69 Ogden Brother Jr. 369
60 23 hank2 368.75
61 83 toprightcorner 368
62 88 OMJB 368
63 157 Colin 368
64 33 nhlcheapshot 367.75
65 6 Ahh OILERS 367.25
66 41 Rob H 367.25
67 21 Voidoid 366.75
68 72 Hall of a Player 366.25
69 11 Dutchscooter 366
70 46 momanoilerfan 366
71 107 Bak04 365.75
72 84 gary b 365.5
73 114 Tascman 365.5
74 137 A Big Deal 365.5
75 188 DJ Dynasty Handbag 365.5
76 32 Cmoney 365.25
77 31 O'Reilly 364.75
78 169 Crazycanook 364.75
79 187 Daniel Clark 364.75
80 144 jasper9 364.25
81 113 nvan97 363.5
82 106 Goose 362.75
83 80 codester 362.25
84 136 SuntanOil 362.25
85 57 Dyckster 361.5
86 73 Pilgor09 361.5
87 134 taj1944 361.5
88 66 Piss Shiver 361
89 87 shanetrain 360.75
90 25 raceguy 360.5
91 54 Pope 360.5
92 89 Kevin McNutt 360
93 90 McLovin_Oil 360
94 278 Heavyd 359.75
95 58 BigM 359.5
96 190 ralph_u 359.5
97 195 Hockeyjedi 359
98 35 Maverick 358.75
99 126 Wanyes bastard child 358.75
100 274 oilerhockey.com 358.75
101 40 Tyler 358.5
102 37 Sox and Oil 358.25
103 103 ItsTheBGB 358.25
104 159 Dodd 358
105 65 Number 44 357.75
106 124 oilersfreak 357.25
107 282 OilFan 356.25
108 96 Captain Ron 355.75
109 252 Jimmeh 355.75
110 148 druds 355.25
111 29 Zed 355
112 81 ahbrown 355
113 130 Oilerguy 354.75
114 141 Roy Hennig 354.75
115 207 stuffit 354.25
116 51 trinkers 354
117 63 Bardownsnipe 354
118 140 Eulers 354
119 111 Gerald R. Ford 353.25
120 154 Cranky young guy 353.25
121 158 S.S Baweja 353.25
122 179 44stampede 353.25
123 196 Bill Rizer 353.25
124 217 mesh 352.5
125 127 SmyttyRules 352.25
126 209 adamjames 352
127 100 Nomad787 351.5
128 181 Feynman 350.5
129 123 DimebagDave 350.25
130 76 Rallan72 350
131 146 Seaward 350
132 153 bigrroberto 349.75
133 172 Romulus' Apotheosis 349.75
134 99 streeky 349.25
135 102 TonyDanzaPervo 349.25
136 85 French Toast Mafia 349
137 218 Truth 348.75
138 112 schevvy 348
139 131 Cam Charron 347.75
140 149 Buchburgler 347.75
141 117 Oil Is My Blood 347.25
142 166 oilersOne 347.25
143 174 Julia 347
144 151 dw 346.75
145 171 beirutOil 346.75
146 257 4thLinegrind 346.75
147 192 productof85stanleycup 346.5
148 163 Corner Plumber 346.25
149 75 BitchumenNation 346
150 183 treevojo 345.5
151 175 Deb Anderson 345
152 201 mattpercy 345
153 104 tragically hipcheck 344.75
154 162 Oilers-5 Canucks-0 344.75
155 178 Vintage Flame 344.75
156 52 BigB_09 344
157 199 Luc 343.75
158 300 Nick 343.75
159 55 UlanovWinsArtRoss 343.5
160 119 Camel Toews 343.25
161 121 xis10ce 343
162 109 OutForMilk 342.75
163 160 Scott 342.75
164 161 mchockey 342.75
165 255 tomek 342.5
166 68 Faiz 342.25
167 321 Vanguard 342.25
168 48 Saytalk 341.5
169 182 Cletus Spuckler 341.5
170 232 Soft Hands McSteeley 341.25
171 78 Major 340.75
172 138 DrPow 340.25
173 197 Benjammin 340.25
174 244 LawrenceOfCanada 340
175 245 Kevin C 340
176 77 toedrag 339.75
177 79 Sawatz 339.75
178 184 StHenriOilBomb 339.75
179 247 Mark G 339.75
180 152 Jordan 339.5
181 213 Paq Twinn 339
182 108 number99 338.75
183 120 Blue_in Red 338.5
184 200 Sammy 338.5
185 276 Buddha7305 338.5
186 338 DoubleJ 338
187 211 Pisani's Irish Cousin 337.5
188 128 dubs 336.25
189 129 RollsRoyce13 336.25
190 243 Old Soldier 336.25
191 164 lorette 335.25
192 219 Ninjai 335.25
193 222 oilnik 335
194 202 Cow Tipping Dwarfs 334.25
195 229 Dickers 334.25
196 237 Stew 334
197 167 PhillipSmithson 333.5
198 133 ChaoticBoredom 333.25
199 185 Ron Burgundy 333.25
200 250 madjam 333
201 122 Brad Isbister 332.25
202 234 Valic 332.25
203 176 Ken V. 332
204 204 Steener 332
205 177 Kavy 331.75
206 212 snappingpacco 331.25
207 105 TigerUnderGlass 330.75
208 125 Oil Fever 330.75
209 132 Fisher 330.75
210 226 ryantologist 330.75
211 97 kawi460 330.5
212 173 TAE0145 330.5
213 253 smiliegirl15 330
214 115 Ian 329.5
215 142 Clyde Frog 329.5
216 165 Aron S 328.75
217 220 Stone Hands McOsta 328.75
218 273 tlkaufman 328.75
219 320 SmodFooZombie 328.25
220 306 DBONE 328
221 251 Casey 327.75
222 267 kfarrah 327.75
223 82 Tim in Kelowna 325.75
224 95 J_Budd 325.75
225 208 Bicepus Maximus 325.75
226 150 2 Minutes For Looking So Good 325.25
227 287 natedoo22 324.75
228 307 Matty31 324.75
229 145 Tron 324
230 94 Jocelyn M 323.5
231 156 Austin 322.75
232 64 Natedogg 322.5
233 191 Jason Gregor 322
234 205 RobsonStreet 321.5
235 235 LJAC 321.5
236 298 Saazman 321.25
237 271 ALL THE WAY IN 321
238 118 boochie 320.5
239 189 Moeeid 320.25
240 248 DougieFM 320.25
241 261 Alzal 319
242 281 theoil 318.75
243 203 Kpat99 318.5
244 286 Marsha 318.25
245 214 Backlund4MVP 318
246 272 Tendash 317.25
247 236 majin_oil 316.75
248 143 yawto 316.5
249 331 toni_rajalapeno 316.25
250 329 ffpepper 316
251 312 Calgary Oilers 315.5
252 233 Team Gnarkill 315
253 297 ChinookArch 314.25
254 313 oilerbill 313.75
255 186 Beer drinker #33 313
256 259 greendog 312.5
257 239 teamblue 312
258 340 D 311.75
259 241 Mike S 311
260 310 Big Worm 311
261 194 SmellOfVictory 310.75
262 288 CurtisS 310.5
263 170 Chiefs Hockey 97 309.75
264 322 Kodiaks Fan 309.5
265 289 ruprecht 309
266 344 Bucky9 308.5
267 318 justincider 308
268 296 Beeker73 307.75
269 284 20feet 306.75
270 316 Baderjams 306.75
271 193 DrJ 306
272 277 Chris81 306
273 227 Reidja 305.75
274 283 JamesVW 305.5
275 135 dawgtoy 305
276 223 Oilers4ever 305
277 242 k 304.5
278 246 Mantastic 304.5
279 228 Brett T 304.25
280 225 Archaeologuy 303.75
281 264 ebesartross 303.75
282 280 laughing pug 303.5
283 262 Grumpy OM 303.25
284 168 Professor Fatbot, PhD 302.25
285 258 Max Powers 301.75
286 336 Wax Man Riley 301.75
287 210 Edwards87 301
288 238 CdnBarbarian 299.5
289 263 sec206 299.5
290 311 Aaron A. Aardvark 299
291 314 Justin Azevedo 299
292 260 Thrillhouse 298.75
293 290 GospelofJon 298
294 327 geoilerogist 298
295 330 thundercat 297.75
296 342 Wes Mantooth 297.75
297 266 gary d 296.5
298 302 Oilcan 296.5
299 285 ColeJ 295.75
300 304 Northern Fire 295.5
301 206 SurfacetoAirMissile 295.25
302 337 Me 294.75
303 269 HankMarducas 294.5
304 221 Derzie 294.25
305 270 Badger 294.25
306 198 JOFA 294
307 303 NsxZero 293.5
308 325 mayhemsince1977 293
309 231 Sam Lippitt 292.5
310 216 Namicus 292.25
311 334 Yzermanfan19 292
312 299 Jonathan Willis 291.75
313 291 50in39 291.25
314 294 Poly 291.25
315 249 Shudz 290.5
316 315 ChiliChunk 289.75
317 224 Philbertus 286.75
318 256 kerry 286.75
319 265 OilLeak 286.5
320 308 VicOiler 285.25
321 279 Big Bad Bill 284.75
322 350 VATech 284.75
323 230 Clay 284.25
324 339 billmad 284
325 240 dmackay14 283
326 295 Ambassador humantorch 282.5
327 332 I'm a Scientist! 282
328 309 DougWeightProblem 281.5
329 356 Hank 281.5
330 275 jgl 280.25
331 317 88 Black Gold 279.5
332 293 Bobo 277.25
333 360 Mojo 277.25
334 341 brian broughton 276.75
335 358 luke 274
336 301 MKULLAR 273.5
337 268 Rugslinger 273.25
338 335 Forever Anoiler 272.25
339 343 Hallberle 272.25
340 305 Dog Train 271.5
341 319 TrentonL 271.5
342 364 The Beaker 271
343 323 BleedOil83 270.5
344 351 Jdex 269.75
345 324 Madagain 269.25
346 352 beefimus 268.25
347 328 watkinator 267.25
348 348 book¡e 266
349 326 Tickle Me Aulie 265.25
350 345 ColeRoll 264
351 254 Tony D. 263.75
352 363 rockola7 261.75
353 292 Eyre 260.75
354 354 Eric 258.5
355 333 marty 258.25
356 355 sumoil 257.25
357 362 Cory Dakin 257
358 361 dustin642 254.75
359 367 Glen 252.75
360 353 dirtybird5021 252.5
361 366 RyanCoke 251.75
362 359 kk 249.75
363 346 Caleb 246.25
364 347 jesc23 246
365 349 Exxon Valdez 245.75
366 357 sonders 244
367 368 ummoscov 237.75
368 365 Owen T 229.75

Movers And Shakers

The following entrants climbed by more than 100 places in the overall rankings.

Current Rank Previous Rank Improvement Entrant SCORE
94 278 184 Heavyd 359.75
107 282 175 OilFan 356.25
100 274 174 oilerhockey.com 358.75
58 215 157 blair buydens 370.75
167 321 154 Vanguard 342.25
28 180 152 Oilers G 389.25
186 338 152 DoubleJ 338
109 252 143 Jimmeh 355.75
158 300 142 Nick 343.75
24 147 123 bdjosh 394.25
42 155 113 Mont'ster 380.5
75 188 113 DJ Dynasty Handbag 365.5
146 257 111 4thLinegrind 346.75
30 139 109 OvenChicken8 388
79 187 108 Daniel Clark 364.75
219 320 101 SmodFooZombie 328.25

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Jonathan Willis is Managing Editor of the Nation Network. He also currently writes for the Edmonton Journal's Cult of Hockey, Grantland, and Hockey Prospectus. His work has appeared at theScore, ESPN and Puck Daddy. He was previously founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue. Contact him at jonathan (dot) willis (at) live (dot) ca.
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#1 Chris.
November 20 2011, 03:00PM
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I'll be the fist to say I regret not entering this pool

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#2 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 20 2011, 03:01PM
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That's one of the first times I've ever actually laughed at a commercial. Who was that that skates by Shanny?

EDIT: Also, "Camel Toews"

*snicker*

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#3 joey joe joe jr shabadoo
November 20 2011, 03:03PM
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@Jordan Nugent-Hallkins

Fedorov

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#4 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 20 2011, 03:04PM
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@joey joe joe jr shabadoo

Makes sense, I thought I recognized the nose...

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#5 D
November 20 2011, 03:15PM
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I went from 340 to 258. I was hoping to be the 2009-2011 Edmonton Oilers by this point - firmly in last place. But alas, that appears to not be happening.

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#6 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 20 2011, 03:18PM
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moving on up!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw

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#7 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 20 2011, 03:22PM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

That's one of the first times I've ever actually laughed at a commercial. Who was that that skates by Shanny?

EDIT: Also, "Camel Toews"

*snicker*

how on earth do you get "Taves" out of "Toews" anyway??

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#8 DoubleJ
November 20 2011, 04:06PM
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Nice, I don't remember who I picked, I think I picked Crosby so I expect to jump up a bunch more spots by the next update. He's playing Monday.

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#9 John Chambers
November 20 2011, 04:12PM
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Wow. Go Pelham.

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#10 Chuckpuck5000
November 20 2011, 04:15PM
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OILERS!!!!

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Hmmmmm, from 180th to 28th.

Seems to me that come the next update I could be possibly enjoying meself some Oodle Noodle goodness.

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#12 Wanyes bastard child
November 20 2011, 04:40PM
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Still ahead of vintage flame!!!

:P

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#13 Heavyd
November 20 2011, 04:52PM
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Yes the move up to 94 what a sweet place to move up too. The best improvment 184 points.

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#14 nofool6110
November 20 2011, 05:34PM
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18th? And SIDNEY CROSBY'S COMING BACK ON MONDAY YOU SAY?

I can sense that Singapura Box is approaching.

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#15 Ashface2
November 20 2011, 06:37PM
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Nice. Hopefully Crosby does some damage when he gets back lol

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#16 OilLeak
November 20 2011, 06:50PM
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Great my goaltenders and Washington selections are killing me, FFS! At this rate I'll be in last place by the end of the season.

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#17 OilLeak
November 20 2011, 07:00PM
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Just reviewed Pelhem Grenville's submissions; they are almost as solid as they get. All healthy players, still no Crosby, and very good goaltending. He might just take the overall prize, unless he loses a lot of players to injury.

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#18 Ken V.
November 20 2011, 07:22PM
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Damn. dropped 27 places. guh. Welcome back Sid, lots of scoring please!

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#19 RKD
November 20 2011, 08:19PM
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Awesome commercial. If it weren't for some guy named Gretzky, Fedorov would have won the Art Ross in the '93/'94 season.

Wikipedia: Most overtime points, career (27) Regular season overtime goals (15) - Currently tied with Mats Sundin, Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias. First European-trained player to win the Hart Memorial Trophy First Russian player to reach 1,000 NHL points Most goals by a Russian-born NHL player (483) Only player to score 5 goals in one game, with the last one in overtime (4 Capitals vs 5 Detroit OT, December 26, 1996)

Plus 3 Stanley Cups!

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#20 schevvy
November 20 2011, 08:26PM
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@Wanyes bastard child

Lol, still ahead of Vintage Flame too! Except I dropped :(

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#21 Ben Dover
November 20 2011, 09:03PM
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Shanahan is one of the funniest NHL players ever. This link kills me. The look in his eyes reminds me of a kid saying the darndest things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUlp1z9bxU4

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#22 @Rexquando91
November 20 2011, 11:16PM
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Everyone follow me on twitter @rexquando91

You too Gregor :)

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#23 Vintage Flame
November 21 2011, 12:39AM
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Still ahead of vintage flame!!!

:P

Ooooohh you Bastard!

No worries, just like your NHL team.. you'll come crashing back to Earth. ;)

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#24 pelhem grenville
November 21 2011, 04:30AM
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...oh my

i am humbled by my good fortune...

my thanks go out to you JW

your work on this has been boundless and much appreciated... you should put in for a sizable raise with the new OverLord...

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#25 OilFan
November 21 2011, 10:09AM
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Well looks like I'm moving and shaking !!!!!

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#26 OilFan
November 21 2011, 10:10AM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

Ooooohh you Bastard!

No worries, just like your NHL team.. you'll come crashing back to Earth. ;)

Lol, wonder if you would have wrote this after Flames lose to Colobus tonight

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