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Printable NHL Playoff Squares Office Pool

How to run an NHL Playoff Square Pool

Object: This pool is slightly different from most of the square pools that are ran. The object of this pool is for your square to intersect with the two teams that will be playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. The grid is 8x8(representing 8 teams from each of the conferences) for a total of 64 squares.

Step 1
Print the square grid from above.

Step 2
Go around to family, friends, and co-workers having them write their name in the white square or squares of their choice. You can have a set amount of squares for each person or let the person write their name in as many squares as they want.

Step 3
Once all the squares are full it is time to set up the drawing. Write down all the teams that are in the Eastern Conference playoffs on separate pieces of paper and place them in a hat(or something similar). Draw the teams one at a time, placing the first team drawn in the first gray square on the top row, then draw the second team's name placing it in the second gray square in the top row, continue this until all of the teams have been drawn. Repeat these steps for the Western Conference teams, placing the first team drawn in the first gray square in the left column and working your way down from top to bottom. You can eliminate the "hat drawing" method by using our Team Randomizer Tool, which will all you to type in the team names and then automatically randomize them for you.

Winning the Pool
The square intersecting the two teams playing for the championship is the winner. The actual matches of the championship series are of no importance in this pool.

Additional Winners
Most people prefer to have more than one winner per pool, listed below are a few things we have done in the past:

  • The square directly above and below the winning square are also
    winners. If the winning square is in the top row, you would use the square directly below it and the square in the bottom row(in the same column). Reverse this if the winning square is in the bottom row.
  • Create an instant winner for the square that intersects both 8 seeds.
  • Have a consolation prize for the square that intersects the two teams eliminated in the Conference Finals.

*Please check your local gambling laws for information on the legality of wagering money on office pools.