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"Dartboard Hocket Predicitions - 2008"
montreal, QC • Canada •
The object of this blog is quite simple - If Eklund can make predictions by connecting with some of his contacts, I can too by throwing darts on my dartboard (no offense Ek!).

Here's how this will go: I'll throw a series of darts on my personal dartboard. Since the dartboard's already fragmented into sections numbered from 1 to 20, each number will represent a pre-defined choice selection. Note that, unless specified, the bullseye will be considered as an invalid throw, and a new dart will be thrown until a valid section is hit. It also goes without saying that a dart thrown outside the target will be dealt the same way.

21 business days in February 2008 - 21 predictions will have to be made. Plain and simple.

Please note that my board is installed following the 'official' bullseye at 5'8" in height and that I throw my darts from the 'official' 7' 9 1/2" from the comfort of my home basement. After all, we are talking about THE CAREERS OF PEOPLE IN THE PROFESSIONAL: IT HAS TO BE A VERY SERIOUS PROCESS!

People who know me, also know that I'm a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. But to my defense, I can confirm that I'm not one of their shareholders, or of any other sport team for that matter. I also have to mention that this is done in front of 3 unbiased witnesses, and although they are my wife, my daughter and my dog, I can assure you that they want nothing to do with hockey. I can add to this that I know nothing about black magic and I would not know where to start to make an evil force incantation. So here you go, you can now consider these predictions to be as objective as can be.

Oh, I forgot to mention: not only will I throw blindfolded; I also really suck at darts.

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HOCKEY PRE-DEFINED CHOICE SELECTIONS
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DART #1 - PREDICTION TYPE (note: Player action is more likely to happen, so they take sections 1. to 14.)
1. to 4. Player injured
5. to 8. Announce of a player asking to be traded
9. to 12. Player traded
13. to 14. Player put on waiver
15. Coach fired or quitted
16. Assistant Coach fired or quitted
17. GM fired or quitted
18. Announce of a team changing of owners
19. Announce of team being moved of city
20. Announce of a new team joining the NHL*
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

DART #2 - In which Conference is this prediction happening?
1. to 10. Western Conference
11. to 20. Eastern Conference
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

DART #3 - if Western Conference
1. Anaheim Ducks
2. Calgary Flames
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Colorado Avalanche
5. Columbus Blue Jackets
6. Dallas Stars
7. Detroit Red Wings
8. Edmonton Oilers
9. Los Angeles Kings
10. Minnesota Wild
11. Nashville Predators
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. San Jose Sharks
14. St. Louis Blues
15. Vancouver Canucks
16. (Invalid - throw dart again)
17. (Invalid - throw dart again)
18. (Invalid - throw dart again)
19. (Invalid - throw dart again)
20. (Invalid - throw dart again)
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

DART #3 - if Eastern Conference
1. Atlanta Thrashers
2. Boston Bouin
3. Buffalo Sabres
4. Carolina Hurricanes
5. Florida Panthers
6. Montreal Canadiens
7. New Jersey Devils
8. New York Islanders
9. New York Rangers
10. Ottawa Senators
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Pittsburgh Penguins
13. Tampa Bay Lightning
14. Toronto Maple Leafs
15. Washington Capitals
16. (Invalid - throw dart again)
17. (Invalid - throw dart again)
18. (Invalid - throw dart again)
19. (Invalid - throw dart again)
20. (Invalid - throw dart again)
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

DART #4 - If a player is involved in the prediction sequence
1. to 4. Centers
5. to 8. Left wingers
9. to 12. Right wingers
13. to 18. Defensemen
19. and 20. Goalies
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

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*DART #2 - Special choice sequence for Country where the new team should be located (dart #1, section #20)
1. to 9. Canada
10. to 18. United States
19. and 20. Europe
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

*DART #3 - Special choice sequence for Canadian Province (note that the 6 provinces with most citizens have been given 2 sections)
1. to 2. British Columbia
3. to 4. Alberta
5. to 6. Saskatchewan
7. to 8. Manitoba
9. to 10. Ontario
11. to 12. Quebec
13. New Brunswick
14. Nova Scotia
15. Prince Edward Island
16. Newfoundland
17. Labrador
18. Yukon Territory
19. Northwest Territory
20. Nunavut Territory
Bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

*DART #3 - Special choice sequence for American State
1. to 7. then 1. Alabama
then 2 Alaska
then 3 Arizona
then 4 Arkansas
then 5 California
then 6 Colorado
then 7 Connecticut
then 8 Delaware
then 9 District of Columbia*
then 10 Florida
then 11 Georgia
then 12 Hawaii
then 13 Idaho
then 14 Illinois
then 15 Indiana
then 16 Iowa
then 17 Kansas
then 18 Kentucky
then 19 Louisiana
then 20 Maine
8. to 14.then 1 Maryland
then 2 Massachusetts
then 3 Michigan
then 4 Minnesota
then 5 Mississippi
then 6 Missouri
then 7 Montana
then 8 Nebraska
then 9 Nevada
then 10 New Hampshire
then 11 New Jersey
then 12 New Mexico
then 13 New York
then 14 North Carolina
then 15 North Dakota
then 16 Ohio
then 17 Oklahoma
then 18 Oregon
then 19 Pennsylvania
then 20 Rhode Island
15.-20.& bulls 1 South Carolina
then 2 South Dakota
then 3 Tennessee
then 4 Texas
then 5 Utah
then 6 Vermont
then 7 Virginia
then 8 Washington
then 9 West Virginia
then 10 Wisconsin
then 11 Wyoming
then 12 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 13 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 14 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 15 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 16 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 17 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 18 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 19 (invalid - throw dart again)
then 20 (invalid - throw dart again)

*DART #3 - Special choice sequence for European Country - I tried to list here the 20 most present European countries in ice hockey tournaments:
1. Austria
2. Belgium
3. Croatia
4. Czech Republic
5. Denmark
6. Estonia
7. Finland
8. France
9. Germany
10. Great Britain
11. Iceland
12. Italy
13. Kazakhstan
14. Netherlands
15. Norway
16. Russia
17. Slovakia
18. Sweden
19. Switzerland
20. Ukraine
bull’s-eye (invalid - throw dart again)

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Check soon to read my predicitions for February 2008!

Feel free to submit your dartboard hockey question, or simply make a suggestion (such as how to replace those 'invalids' in a given selection).
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