Free NHL Playoff Contests – and Free Box Pools 2019



Here are the details of this year’s free DobberHockey contests, games – and Dobber’s annual printable box pool setup for you and your friends.


First, an announcement. My 13th annual Interactive Playoff Draft List is now available for download. I’ll be updating it five or six times before the playoffs start, keeping the player notes – and there are lots of notes – current. You can run multiple scenarios and sort in multiple ways. I generally run two scenarios and head into the draft with both. Then I run with whichever list I get a jump on the top players early and by the third round I discard the other list. Besides running your own scenario, I also include my own picks. You can pick up the (winning) Draft List – here!


As I do every year, I have three free contests for you…


Contest 1 – Dobbernomics

The playoff contest is now ready for registration! Until the playoffs start, you have unlimited transactions so you can fill your roster under the $50M salary cap and change it a hundred times over the next few days if you wish. Once the playoffs start, you get 5 transactions per week (they can carry over, you don’t have to use them). The idea is to get your team the most points in the playoffs… but also get the highest value. You see, players are assigned a value and that value rises or falls based on overall ownership. This takes “buy low” and “sell high” to another level! My regular season team, for example, started off with a total value of $50M. Today its value is $63.44M. (Login using your DobberHockey login and create your team here!)




Points as follows:


Goals     2.5

Assists  2.5

+/-          1.0

Penalty Minutes 0.3

Shots on Goal    0.2

Hits        0.2

Blocks   0.2

Power-play Goals 1.0

Shorthanded Goals 2.0

Overtime Goals                0.5



Win        5.0

Losses   0.0

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Overtime Losses 2.5

Goals Against     -1.5

Saves    0.2