How About a Virtual Hockey Pool?

We had a couple of no-shows at the planned post-BarCamp hockey pool, so we weren’t quite quorate. I thought I’d take one more kick at this particular can and suggest a virtual pool, run in real-time over Skype.

I was thinking next Monday, October 6 between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. I know four games will have been played by then, but I don’t think that particularly matters.

I figure Skype is probably the most ubiquitous, simplest tool in which to run the draft. If you’ve got another suggestion–I guess Twitter would be a possibility–fire away.

If you’re interested in joining said, uh, Automagical Virtual Hockey Pool, leave a comment.

If we get enough, I’ll run it. If not, I’ll watch the 2008-09 season with a stake in only one, meagre, non-playoff team. And if there’s a torrent of interest, the maximum number of participants is 15. All other rules are as on the BarCamp wiki.


  1. I’m in too. But I don’t think I’ll be able to make it by 5:30 on Monday – I’m running a seminar at UBC until 5 p.m. that day, and it will take me longer than 5:30 to get home. Any chance we could do it at 6 p.m.?

  2. Beth: We can probably move it. Or, if not, you can give me a list of your top 20 hotties and I can draft the first couple of rounds for you.

  3. Cool. I’ll go through my list to figure out my top 20! My posting on hockey hotties is getting me *tonnes* of traffic, so I’m sure my readers wouldn’t mind hearing about which ones are my top 20!

  4. I’m in. I’ll be very far east at that time, but should be jetlagged enough to be ok. Check in with me tonight.

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