Until we get basketball on skates, answer these questions on how the coming NHL and NBA seasons will unfold. NOTE: This quiz will actually close at 10pm EDT on Friday, October 22.
Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).
For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)
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The Seattle Kraken join the NHL for the 2021-22 season, playing in the Pacific division. Name any TEAM from that division that will finish the regular season with fewer points. You may answer "none" if you believe the Kraken will finish in last place.
OVER/UNDER: 3.5 Canadian teams will make the NHL playoffs.
Name a PLAYER who will finish the regular season in the top five in points? All players will be counted correct if there is a tie.
Name a GOALIE who will finish in the top five in voting for the Vezina Trophy. All players will be counted correct if there is a tie.
What TEAM will win the Stanley Cup?
What COUNTRY will win the gold medal in men's ice hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics, which will include NHL players?
Name a TEAM that will win at least 50 regular season games during the 2021-22 NBA season. If you don't think any teams will do so, answer 'none.'
Current holdout Ben Simmons will:
(A) play his first regular season game for the Philadelphia 76ers before the All-Star Break
(B) play his first regular season game for the Philadelphia 76ers after the All-Star break.
(C) Play his first regular season game for another NBA team before the All-Star break.
(D) play his first regular season game for another NBA team after the All-Star break.
(E) not play in a regular season NBA game during the 2021-22 season.
What team will "win" the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery by earning the first overall draft pick?
Name a PLAYER OTHER THAN RUSSELL WESTBROOK who will finish in the top five in triple-doubles for the regular season.
What TEAM will win the NBA title?
What PLAYER will be named the league MVP?