Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Are we smarter than ESPN?*

By the way, I created a group named Kovalev's Kousin on the ESPN challenge, if you want to join. Original, I know. 

*Editor's note: In my original article, I made a mistake by not accounting for the fact that Bride of Kovalev had actually picked Tim Thomas. That has been changed, and the article now reflects it.


I am entering a team on ESPN's Playoff Hockey Challenge, and it ranks players by dollar value.

If ESPN were to enter our pool right now, based on their valuations for who is left over, their team would look like this:


Best of the rest (rank in respective position):
Sidney Crosby (1)
Jonathan Toews (8)
Ryan Getzlaf (10)
Keith Yandle (2)
James Wisniewski (6)
Jonathan Quick (3)


Here are the very top players, according to ESPN:

Crosby
Sedin
Sedin
Visnovsky
Yandle
Thomas

We picked four of those top-ranked players. Let's see how we do compared to ESPN's "Best of the rest" team, shall we?

4 comments:

Bof K said...

I picked Tim Thomas.

Icebuddy said...

Who exactly even compiles lists like this for ESPN? They have upwards of three people there that handle their hockey coverage...and two of them are SC anchors.

Habsfan1993 said...

Oh...right.

Capt. Sparrow said...

Is Sid even playing?