Official scoring will not begin until Monday, October 17.
When the first puck dropped on the 2005-06 NHL season on Wednesday, October 5th, 484 days had passed without a real hockey game! Not that we've been counting or anything. SLAM! Sports has just one simple message for our hockey-starved readers: We're back baby!!!
And what better way to prove it, than to re-launch the longest-running fantasy hockey pool on the WWW. We're the Cal Ripken of online hockey pools! If not for the lockout, the SLAM! Sports Hockey Pool would be celebrating its 10th anniversary. But we're just as stoked about good ole No. 9, after all it was good enough for Mr. Hockey, AKA Gordie Howe. And the great thing is that it's still absolutely FREE to play!
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For SLAM! Sports contest veterans, your previous CANOE ID is still valid. You DO NOT REQUIRE a new user name and password.
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