How to run a NHL Playoff Square Pool
Object: This pool is 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 championship game.
Print the square grid from above.
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.
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. After that is complete write down all the teams that are in the Western 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 in the left column, continue this until all of the teams have been drawn.
Now is time for the fun!! This pool lasts for the entire playoffs, in the end there will be one square that wins the prize pool. After each playoff series you will find the losing team on the grid and place an "X" in all of the squares below that teams name(if Eastern Conference) or all of the squares beside that teams name(if Western Conference). Eventually all of the squares will be crossed out except for 1, this is the winning square. This square will be the intersecting square of the two teams playing for the championship. The championship game is of no importance in this pool.