I'm glad both of you agreed that holding an extra contest would be the fairest way to do this. Becuase it's August, and there's a lack of hockey going on, the contest relates to free agency.
There have been several 'Montreal' related contests this year, so following that theme, I will be asking you to answer three questions about PK Subban's next contract:
1. How much will the annual Cap Hit be? (i.e. the average salaray)
2. How many years will he get?
3. (tie break only) On what date will he sign?
The scoring will be simple. There are 5 points available for the first two questions. If you guess the answers correctly, you'll earn the full 5 points. For the first question, you will lose a point for each $0.5m you are off, and for the second question you'll lose a point for each year you are off.
Example: Subban signs a new contract that pays him $35m over 7 years. This is a $5m cap hit.
If you guessed $5m over 4 years, you'd get the full 5 points right on Cap Hit, but only 2 points on term, becuase you were off by three years. If you guessed $11m for two years, you'd get nothing for term (you'd be 5 years off) and 4 points for Cap Hit, as your guess was $5.5m per year, instead of $5m.
If after those two questions, you're still tied, the third question will come into play. Who was closest to the actual date of the contract.
In the event there is an offersheet, rather than a simple re-signing, I will count the date of which the offersheet was annouced, not the date that the new deal was finalized.
If you are still tied, the next tie breaker will be total salary. If the deal is worth $35m, whomever is the closest to that total (years x Cap Hit) will be the winner.
Please PM me your picks, and I will post a thread in the Contest Forum were you can see each other's picks, once I've got them both.