View Full Version : Race For The Price Update: A deadlock at the top, and a tie-breaking contest!

08-10-2012, 05:00 PM
With all contests in the books, we ended up with a tie for first place in the overall standings in the Race for the Price!

Congrats go out to both hazmatman & mikepro44 - who each accumulated 26 points over the course of the season.

This prize isn't exactly something we can split up though..... so a tie breaking contest has been created, to detrime who will win the Carey Price Autographed Jersey, from Starside Signings (http://starsidesignatures.com/store/) (once again, and HUGE thank you to our sponsor!).

After exchanging a couple of PMs with both members, the following PM was sent out earlier today:

Hi guys,

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.

I have recieved an entry now from both members, so here are their picks....


1. $4mil per
2. 3 Years
3. August 31


1. $5mil per
2. 6 Years
3. August 31

Good luck to both of you!

08-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Hazmatman is gonna be the closest on this one ;)

08-10-2012, 05:22 PM
To funny Hazmatman that was the exact amount and term I was thinking if I was going to go shorter term but decided on the longer term. Good luck.

08-11-2012, 09:52 AM
I like Mikepros answer.........Price and Subban together for 6 years.......they are the soul of the young crew in Montreal.

08-11-2012, 04:24 PM
tough one to predict... could go either way
good luck to you as well

08-13-2012, 11:09 AM
Won't have long to wait !! ;)

08-13-2012, 06:07 PM
Won't have long to wait !! ;)

Something on the rise?

08-14-2012, 11:23 AM
With Patches extended..... one would think that Subban is next on their list of things to do?

08-16-2012, 10:25 AM
I heard that this would be over by the end of this week. We'll see I guess. I don't have much hope now that he is spending so much time with the PA.

08-30-2012, 06:00 PM
Not liking my chances with the role backs on contracts:( Maybe Philly will offer sheet him:)

12-07-2012, 04:36 PM
Almost time to flip a coin?

12-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Whatever happens, here's what everyone should pray will not happen:
4.2$ million a year for 5 years (or 21 million over 5 years).

Based on what I'm reading, that would give 4 points for salary to hazmatman & 3 points to mikepro44. Then for length, 3 points to hazmatman and 4 for mikepro44. 7 Points to everyone.

As icing on the cake, the value for that contract is halfway between 12 and 30. No tie breaker.

Correct me if I'm wrong please. Don't want this to sneak up on anyone.


12-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Lol you never know Reoddai :)

01-09-2013, 06:51 PM
Should be any day now:)

01-28-2013, 08:11 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Just got the bad news:) CONGRATS Hazmatman and thanks again SCF for putting on a great contest and doing all the behind the scenes stuff.

01-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Sorry mikepro...

And congrats to hazmatman! PM sent your way to confirm your address before I ship this awesome prize to you :)

01-28-2013, 08:29 PM
WTG hazmatman!!!

Congrats to you as well mikepro44 on the tie and close finish.

01-28-2013, 08:49 PM
congrats Mikepro44... sorry
thanks again for the contests

01-30-2013, 12:38 PM
And prize sent! I hope you enjoy it!