Nation Network Hockey Pool: The Winners

Jonathan Willis
April 13 2012 09:14AM

For the first time in the history of this contest, we're going to update exactly when we said we were. Today, we present the winners of this year's Nation Network Hockey Pool.

Without any ado whatsoever...

Current Rank Entrant SCORE
1 Talbot17 1777
2 greenlightning86 1768
3 blair buydens 1766
4 LuckyLex 1753
5 Rogue 1745
6 riles97 1742
7 Magic Man 1731
8 Reg Dunlop 1731
9 daveeed 1726
10 Dyckster 1715
11 Bash 1714
12 GSP 1707
13 DC 1706
14 OneManPillage 1705
15 taj1944 1693
16 Deb Anderson 1689
17 trinkers 1689
18 OMJB 1686
19 HallFever 1681
20 mchockey 1675
21 Hall-for-mayor 1672
22 Tron 1669
23 44stampede 1666
24 ?>>>> 1663
25 Team Dingle 1662
26 HOFFFF 1659
27 Karth 1658
28 gary b 1657
29 Tascman 1657
30 Maverick 1656
31 Aussie Oiler 1654
32 Oilers G 1650
33 Bak04 1647
34 ralph_u 1645
35 dubs 1644
36 pelhem grenville 1642
37 Kris Krol 1639
38 Eulers 1638
39 adamjames 1638
40 Natedogg 1637
41 Romulus' Apotheosis 1637
42 nofool6110 1635
43 Seaward 1635
44 Jason Gregor 1635
45 BigM 1632
46 O'Reilly 1631
47 RollsRoyce13 1629
48 mayorpoop 1628
49 Deeg 1627
50 OilFan 1627
51 Benjammin 1626
52 sofarsogood 1626
53 dw 1625
54 Tyler 1624
55 Kevin C 1623
56 toprightcorner 1621
57 Saazman 1619
58 streeky 1619
59 Voidoid 1616
60 xis10ce 1616
61 Amit Rana 1614
62 majin_oil 1613
63 Ashface88 1613
64 Matty31 1612
65 TigerUnderGlass 1608
66 schevvy 1607
67 Rob H 1605
68 French Toast Mafia 1599
69 Jocelyn M 1599
70 kudzupo 1598
71 snappingpacco 1598
72 qgenius 1598
73 Wanyes bastard child 1598
74 DimebagDave 1598
75 Hall of a Player 1597
76 ColeJ 1597
77 toetag247 1595
78 John Chambers 1595
79 Aron S 1594
80 Faiz 1594
81 SmyttyRules 1594
82 gravis82 1594
83 Feynman 1593
84 ItsTheBGB 1593
85 Corner Plumber 1591
86 LawrenceOfCanada 1591
87 DJ Dynasty Handbag 1591
88 Buchburgler 1590
89 bubbasnickey 1589
90 Old Soldier 1589
91 justincider 1587
92 elsteverino 1587
93 ffpepper 1585
94 ChaoticBoredom 1585
95 Zed 1584
96 Eterrible 1584
97 Chris81 1584
98 Fisher 1584
99 Pope 1583
100 hank2 1583
101 OvenChicken8 1583
102 nvan97 1583
103 Number 44 1582
104 Big Bad Bill 1582
105 A Big Deal 1582
106 Marsha 1581
107 Colin 1579
108 Nomad787 1578
109 tragically hipcheck 1578
110 Camel Toews 1577
111 Eetu Huisman 1577
112 Vanguard 1573
113 Archaeologuy 1573
114 druds 1573
115 blueballs 1572
116 stuffit 1571
117 Sawatz 1571
118 nhlcheapshot 1568
119 Gerald R. Ford 1568
120 Oilcruzer 1567
121 Ken V. 1567
122 number99 1567
123 DSF 1566
124 Luc 1566
125 homerer 1565
126 Dodd 1565
127 Stew 1565
128 mattpercy 1565
129 Alzal 1564
130 Beer drinker #33 1563
131 oilersOne 1563
132 madjam 1563
133 UlanovWinsArtRoss 1563
134 Oilers4ever 1562
135 codester 1560
136 kawi460 1559
137 bdjosh 1559
138 J_Budd 1559
139 BigB_09 1558
140 Sox and Oil 1557
141 Captain Ron 1556
142 Clyde Frog 1556
143 ruprecht 1555
144 toni_rajalapeno 1554
145 raretomediumrare 1552
146 Jayamania 1551
147 RobsonStreet 1550
148 Rallan72 1550
149 Goose 1550
150 Brad Isbister 1549
151 Cranky young guy 1549
152 Ninjai 1548
153 dragon 1548
154 Heavyd 1548
155 Blue_in Red 1548
156 ChiliChunk 1547
157 S.S Baweja 1546
158 Wax Man Riley 1546
159 oilerhockey.com 1546
160 Cmoney 1545
161 Tim in Kelowna 1545
162 Bicepus Maximus 1543
163 DrJ 1542
164 oilersfreak 1542
165 kfarrah 1542
166 Thrillhouse 1541
167 smiliegirl15 1541
168 PhillipSmithson 1540
169 Bill Rizer 1540
170 Philbertus 1539
171 Chiefs Hockey 97 1539
172 Major 1539
173 momanoilerfan 1539
174 Stone Hands McOsta 1539
175 Backlund4MVP 1539
176 Mont'ster 1539
177 20feet 1535
178 Pilgor09 1535
179 Julia 1534
180 Roy Hennig 1533
181 lorette 1532
182 Aaron A. Aardvark 1532
183 TrentonL 1532
184 Beeker73 1528
185 dawgtoy 1527
186 Mojo 1527
187 Sammy 1526
188 Piss Shiver 1526
189 Saytalk 1526
190 DrPow 1525
191 Oil Fever 1525
192 NsxZero 1524
193 Ron Burgundy 1523
194 Redfern 1523
195 Tendash 1523
196 Valic 1523
197 mackb 1523
198 Mantastic 1523
199 Bardownsnipe 1522
200 Ogden Brother Jr. 1522
201 akc 1522
202 marty 1521
203 productof85stanleycup 1521
204 StHenriOilBomb 1521
205 4thLinegrind 1521
206 Ball Buster 1521
207 ChinookArch 1520
208 shanetrain 1520
209 Kache Okbod 1520
210 G_R_R 1520
211 Jordan 1518
212 OutForMilk 1518
213 laughing pug 1518
214 jasper9 1517
215 Dutchscooter 1517
216 Daniel Clark 1517
217 Kevin McNutt 1517
218 McLovin_Oil 1517
219 Crazycanook 1517
220 theoil 1516
221 Hockeyjedi 1516
222 k 1515
223 Grumpy OM 1514
224 ALL THE WAY IN 1514
225 Dickers 1513
226 Bobo 1513
227 sec206 1512
228 ahbrown 1512
229 geoilerogist 1512
230 DoubleJ 1512
231 Vintage Flame 1511
232 Oil Is My Blood 1511
233 Poly 1510
234 Steener 1510
235 SmellOfVictory 1509
236 SuntanOil 1509
237 Yzermanfan19 1508
238 Austin 1507
239 2 Minutes For Looking So Good 1506
240 Hallberle 1505
241 Buddha7305 1505
242 DBONE 1505
243 Jonathan Willis 1504
244 boochie 1503
245 Casey 1503
246 Ahh OILERS 1503
247 Oilerguy 1502
248 yawto 1502
249 Kpat99 1502
250 Badger 1501
251 thundercat 1500
252 natedoo22 1499
253 Nick 1499
254 Scott 1499
255 mesh 1496
256 CrazyCaptain88 1496
257 DougieFM 1495
258 greendog 1495
259 Brett T 1494
260 SurfacetoAirMissile 1493
261 Truth 1492
262 Ben Dover 1492
263 ryantologist 1491
264 Cam Charron 1491
265 Kavy 1491
266 kk 1490
267 Baderjams 1490
268 JamesVW 1489
269 Pisani's Irish Cousin 1487
270 Bucky9 1486
271 Team Gnarkill 1486
272 kerry 1485
273 Chickenplucker 1483
274 Rugslinger 1483
275 Glen 1481
276 bigrroberto 1479
277 CurtisS 1479
278 Cletus Spuckler 1478
279 rockola7 1477
280 Edwards87 1477
281 TonyDanzaPervo 1476
282 Caleb 1474
283 Reidja 1474
284 treevojo 1473
285 jgl 1472
286 oilerbill 1472
287 Mark G 1472
288 Soft Hands McSteeley 1471
289 Jimmeh 1471
290 Moeeid 1470
291 Max Powers 1469
292 Oilcan 1468
293 Eyre 1466
294 Clay 1466
295 dirtybird5021 1465
296 ebesartross 1465
297 Oilers-5 Canucks-0 1464
298 TAE0145 1461
299 JOFA 1460
300 jesc23 1458
301 Tickle Me Aulie 1457
302 Jdex 1456
303 brian broughton 1454
304 Dog Train 1451
305 Exxon Valdez 1450
306 VicOiler 1450
307 88 Black Gold 1449
308 BitchumenNation 1448
309 Madagain 1448
310 Paq Twinn 1447
311 Sam Lippitt 1447
312 SmodFooZombie 1446
313 Me 1446
314 billmad 1442
315 teamblue 1442
316 Shudz 1441
317 beirutOil 1438
318 Cow Tipping Dwarfs 1436
319 sumoil 1435
320 Derzie 1432
321 OilLeak 1431
322 50in39 1430
323 toedrag 1428
324 CooCoo 1428
325 Ambassador humantorch 1427
326 Cory Dakin 1426
327 Calgary Oilers 1425
328 tomek 1425
329 The Beaker 1424
330 raceguy 1424
331 MKULLAR 1423
332 ColeRoll 1422
333 LJAC 1421
334 luke 1420
335 DougWeightProblem 1419
336 Professor Fatbot, PhD 1415
337 BleedOil83 1415
338 RyanCoke 1413
339 book¡e 1410
340 ummoscov 1408
341 oilnik 1407
342 Ian 1407
343 Namicus 1407
344 gary d 1404
345 tlkaufman 1404
346 D 1403
347 Hank 1402
348 Mike S 1400
349 dustin642 1399
350 Eric 1397
351 Justin Azevedo 1395
352 CdnBarbarian 1389
353 VATech 1386
354 Wes Mantooth 1384
355 mayhemsince1977 1383
356 watkinator 1382
357 Big Worm 1379
358 Northern Fire 1378
359 HankMarducas 1374
360 Kodiaks Fan 1369
361 I'm a Scientist! 1364
362 GospelofJon 1357
363 beefimus 1346
364 Forever Anoiler 1339
365 Tony D. 1332
366 Owen T 1330
367 dmackay14 1312
368 sonders 1312

But That's Not All!

As promised, there will be prizes, thanks to the generosity of His Lordship the Baron Wanye von Gretz IV.  The top three finishers will receive gift certificates to Oodle Noodle and/or Hudson's Canadian Tap House in the following denominations:

  • First: $250
  • Second: $100
  • Third: $50

Thanks to everyone who entered, and all our loyal readers here at the Nation Network! 

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#1 geoilersgist
April 13 2012, 09:18AM
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I want to be fist to say congrats to the winners! and EatSh!tSchneider Go Kings

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#2 Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement
April 13 2012, 09:19AM
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Ohhh FIST... to say i did horrible

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#3 Talbot17
April 13 2012, 09:23AM
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Awesome ! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#4 greenlightning86
April 13 2012, 09:30AM
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Second ain't too bad

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#5 druds
April 13 2012, 09:30AM
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114th!!! 114th!!!

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#6 DRUDS
April 13 2012, 09:38AM
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"winning""

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#7 schevvy
April 13 2012, 09:56AM
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Man my team mirorred the Flames season; slow start, a nice run in the middle to put myself in contention and then a huge drop at the end.

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#8 DoubleJ
April 13 2012, 09:56AM
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Something is not right. I was at 160 ish last time this was posted now I'm at 230 and I had Crosby so if anything i don't see how i fell that many. I was close to Gregor and he jumped up 100 places?

But I wasn't going to win anyways so who cares.

Congrats to who won.

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#9 Archaeologuy
April 13 2012, 09:57AM
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Wow. 113! That's a great finish considering I was scraping the bottom for so long. I'm still in 4th round territory!

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#10 LuckyLex
April 13 2012, 10:35AM
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4th... 1st place fail, lol. No prizes for top ten considering how many entries?? Just saying, lol.

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#11 Ambassador humantorch
April 13 2012, 10:41AM
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325! 325! 325!

This one's NOT going up on my mom's 'frigerator.

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Congrats to the winners!

Thanks JW for running this.

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#14 Justin Azevedo
April 13 2012, 11:31AM
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holy god I suck.

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#15 Wax Man Riley
April 13 2012, 11:36AM
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Talbot17 wrote:

Awesome ! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Just goes to show the superiority of Oilers fans!!!

#eatsh!tFlames

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#16 John Chambers
April 13 2012, 11:37AM
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@Talbot17

Well done, Talbot. We'll all make a point of listening to your sage advice from now on.

As for I'm a Scientist!, as entertaining as that bloke is, I don't believe a word of his opinion anymore. What a charlatan.

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#17 nofool6110
April 13 2012, 12:17PM
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OMIGOSH. I finished 42nd. ITS A SIGN

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#18 Eulers
April 13 2012, 12:29PM
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This was a lot of fun! Thanks for running this, JW.

Also, I'm very pleased to have finished above all the staff :D

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#19 Reality Check to the head
April 13 2012, 12:35PM
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Hey Willis,

How do you join next year (insert question stupid multilanguage computer É). When should I be watching the nation (besides everyday).

Looks like fun, congrats to the winners.

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#20 Romulus' Apotheosis
April 13 2012, 01:18PM
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Top 41!! not bad, not bad at all.

Good jorb out there Talbot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgD4OhIokjU

Go kings, Go!!!

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#21 Zed
April 13 2012, 01:37PM
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@Romulus' Apotheosis

Unfortunately you come in second of the 1637 standings.

I however have the top spot of the 1583 point standings.

Therefore something something something and the horse I rode in on.

Congrats to the top three. Can I borrow 5 bucks?

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#22 OilLeak
April 13 2012, 02:06PM
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Picking goalies is pure black magic. Damn you Bryzgalov!

Crosby injuries were devastating and I know picked some other losers(schenn) as well.

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#23 Rogue
April 13 2012, 02:23PM
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I am number 5!!!!May have won, but for some reason I picked The Human Rake. Blasphemy! Can I get a Lotto pick like the Oil do????

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#24 Talbot17
April 13 2012, 02:29PM
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Thanks guys !

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#27 CooCoo
April 13 2012, 03:16PM
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324th!!! Score!!! GO KINGS GO

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#28 Romulus' Apotheosis
April 13 2012, 03:43PM
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@Zed

yea. what's that all about?

How come I'm second in the 1637 standings? no ties?

@JW

First thanks so much for doing this

Couple of suggestions: try to set it up next year so you don't have to input the stats each week. I don't know how to do that, but I remember you complaining about it and I'm sure some computer genius around here can sort it out for you.

Maybe add a couple of trades, like only 2 throughout the year. might make it more interesting, especially for players who get knocked out early and for a long time.

Next year we should have a Playoff pool too.

PS. I could watch this all day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMqcMFu6bpg

check out Doughty at 26 seconds in (as the video poster notes) priceless!!

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#29 Romulus' Apotheosis
April 13 2012, 04:59PM
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another nuck chirping.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=393050

surprised he apologized actually. didn't think it was that bad. Maybe he thinks he might end up here someday.

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#30 Wanyes bastard child
April 13 2012, 05:00PM
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Annnnd, still better than VF!

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#31 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
April 13 2012, 06:01PM
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32nd out of 368 entries. Top 10%.

HOLY CRAP!!! I did much better than I thought I would. I figured I'd finish middle of the pack, but 32nd...WOW.

#KLowe for habs GM

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#32 D
April 13 2012, 07:34PM
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I am pleased with my Oiler-like 346th place finish. JW, any chance I could "win the lottery" and move up to #1?

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#33 pelhem grenville
April 14 2012, 06:45AM
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I applaud JW for all this great work during the season BUT...

after carrying the lead for all those weeks waaay back when ...

~i'm just glad you stopped cashing my cheques~

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