I know there are a few posts about fearless forecasts and bold predictions but I was wondering if people would be interested in a fearless forecast competition.
Here is how it would work:
1) Make Forecasts: People who want to enter would make 5 fearless forecasts.
2) Forecasts are rated: Each fearless forecast would be rated from 1 to 5 for its ‘fearlessness’ by some sort of expert/participant panel (TBD). Predicting Sidney Crosby finishes with over 100 points might get you a 1 rating since that wouldn’t be to shocking. Predicting Kyle Wellwood getting 80 points might get you 5 points. Predicting Quick to win the Vezina would be rated less than Bishop winning the Vezina. etc. The actual rating scale will be developed by looking at all the forecasts in a big list... there might be extra points for predictions that rank closely to pigs flying.
3) Results are totaled: At the end of the season, each correct forecast gets you the points from the rating. The most points wins.
Keep in mind that all forecasts must be measurable. Don’t say "Jack Allen becomes the Blues starting goalie" but instead say "Jack Allen starts 45 or more regular season games" No half right answers: if one of your predictions is that "Drouin, MacKinnon and Nichushkin break 60 points", then all three have to do it.
All forecasts must be decided by the NHL awards next year. So predictions can include regular season playoffs, Stanley Cup winner, NHL award winners, stats, and trades. Your forecasts can be player or team related as long as it links to the NHL.
If you are interested, post your 5 fearless forecasts below. Once you make your posts, if you want to change them, just edit your original post. Please don’t re-post because it will be confusing.
I have no idea the level of interest in this so tentatively I am going to say the deadline is September 13.