The contests here at DobberHockey continue! Read on to find out about the details, rules, and winning prize for Free Agent Frenzy 2010!


The Details:

Of the following players, send me an e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with the team you think each player will end up signing with on or after July 1st. Include the term of the contract (length, not dollar figure), as I will use that as the tiebreaker. Make sure to read the rules first!




Ilya Kovalchuk

Alex Frolov

Derek Boogaard

Ray Whitney

Paul Kariya

Olli Jokinen

Matt Lombardi

Lee Stempniak




Pavel Kubina

Anton Volchenkov

Paul Martin

Dan Hamhuis

Zbynek Michalek

Sergei Gonchar

Henrik Tallinder




Chris Mason

Marty Turco

Evgeni Nabokov

Vesa Toskala


The Rules:

The contract term only comes into effect as a tiebreaker. For example, if two submissions correctly predict nine of the 15 teams, the submission with the most correct term predictions for the nine correct teams will win.


The submission that gets 10 of 15 teams right and none of the contract terms right will still beat the submission that gets nine of the 15 teams right and all nine of nine terms correct as well. I hope that is clear!


If any of the players sign before July 1st, they will be removed from the lists and won’t count towards the final tally, regardless of whether you have already submitted your list or not. There is no real advantage in waiting until the last minute, unless you think you can dig up an inside scoop or two.


Submissions are due by midnight PST on June 30th, 2010 (Wednesday).


Even if all players are not signed, the contest will end on August 1st, 2010


The Prize:

An autographed Scott Niedermayer 8x10 photograph with a Certificate of Authenticity




An Example:




Ilya Kovalchuk (Los Angeles, seven years)

Alex Frolov (Columbus, three years)

Derek Boogaard (Florida, two years)

Ray Whitney (Edmonton, two years)

Paul Kariya (Anaheim, one year)

Olli Jokinen (Calgary, one year)

Matt Lombardi (Toronto, four years)

Lee Stempniak (Colorado, three years)




Pavel Kubina (Dallas, three years)

Anton Volchenkov (Washington, two years)

Paul Martin (Minnesota, seven years)

Dan Hamhuis (Vancouver, five years)

Zbynek Michalek (Ottawa, six years)

Sergei Gonchar (New Jersey, two years)

Henrik Tallinder (Pittsburgh, three years)




Chris Mason (San Jose, one year)

Marty Turco (Tampa Bay, two years)

Evgeni Nabokov (Philadelphia, two years)

Vesa Toskala (parts unknown, TBA)


Any questions, comments, clarifications, etc - email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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angus said:

... KHL or retire works.

The odds of that happening (a player signing and being traded) is about 0.00001, but in case it does happen, I'll say the team they originally sign with.

My Toskala post was tongue-in-cheek - just pick a team even if you think they may not sign.
June 28, 2010
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lokguin said:

... Does predicting that players are not signed by August 1st also count as a correct prediction (you have Toskala in your example with no team, does that count toward your total if he is not signed).

also while highly unlikely, with if that player is traded after being signed, but still before the August 1st deadline? which team is counted?
June 28, 2010
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Jason said:

... can we put down KHL or retire?
June 28, 2010
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angus said:

... The contract term will only count as a tiebreaker, so don't worry about putting a ton of time into your decision.

The contest will run until August 1st. I'll add that in now. Thanks for clarifying, yadba.
June 28, 2010
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Yadba said:

Rules "signing with on or after July 1st"

so this contest will run until everyone is signed or the start of the season? (we might be waiting a while on a couple of players)
June 28, 2010
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RNS said:

... uhmm thx for doing this angus. just thinking it would be more simple if we just named the contract length for like 3 players say...

KOvalchuk nabakov and gonchar for example less complicated than naming contract lengths for all players.
June 27, 2010
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