In honor of the upcoming NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, we're running a contest that will give the winner four tickets to the Ducks' Skills Showdown on Saturday, February 4. This will be the second year the Ducks have run the Skills Showdown, and if you've never been before, I highly recommend it. Not only is it a great way to see the guys have some fun and show some personality, but it's also a great opportunity to get a different perspective on the game (assuming you're not regularly able to sit on the glass for games).
This contest is only open to all readers (sorry editors) who can commit to attending the Skills Showdown at Honda Center on Saturday, February 4. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and a practice/State of the Franchise begins at 10, with the actual competition beginning at 11.
To qualify, post your predictions for the questions below by no later than 10 p.m. (PST) on January 20. The poster with the most points will win the tickets. In the event of a tie, we'll give the tickets the person that gave the correct or closest to correct answer to Question 3.
1) Who will be the first round pick for each team? (Three points per correct answer)
2) Excluding the captains, who will be the first two forwards, defensemen, and goaltenders drafted - as a whole, not per team? (Two points per correct answer)
3) Who will be the last player drafted? (Five points for correct answer)
A perfect score would be 23 total points. If you get anywhere close to that, you should give up your inside sources :)
The winning contestant will receive their tickets by mail.