We've been thinking about doing this kind of competition for a while now and have finally decided on the right way of doing this.
Each day starting July 8th, we will be asking you to vote on who you think is the hotter of two hockey players.
It's like the Stanley Cup Playoffs of hot hockey players or something. We even have a bracket set up.
Each day will have the match-up and then you have to vote for who you like better. The first round will take almost forever to do but once that's over, things will move along quicker.
The first round will take almost the whole month to complete with two players a day and sixteen match-ups.
Then the second round the week after and so on.
We will have a little expose on each guy for the first week so you know who you're voting for and what they look like and all that junk.
Here is the bracket so you know what you're getting into. We picked a player from each team after a lot of debating and discussion and honestly, some argument but not too much.
Then we had to pick a 'wild card' from each conference. The players we chose were still on their teams (before July 1st) when we picked them so we're gonna keep it that way.
The winner of the Playoffs will be crowned Summer 2012's Hottest Hockey Player and we will feature him in almost everything we do throughout the season.
If you don't like who we chose, then pick the other guy against him. We apologize for not picking all of your favorites but we did our best.
But get your vote in and get your favorite player/boy-toy/whatever into the Hockey Junkies Hall of Hotness Fame. Or something like that.
So breakdown of rules/schedule:
1. Voting begins immediately on July 15th. It will be between two players.
2. Rounds end on midnight the day after the last match-up is announced.
There will be a sidebar with a link to the voting page that we will be using coming up by the 15th.
We hope this will be a welcome distraction for the rest of boring July and August. If you have any questions, let us know!