Once again, the best tool to dominate your pool is back!

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We are now working on the 2007-08 version of the Ultimate Pool Preview and we need your help.

Want to become a VIP Member and receive the UPP before anyone? Not only that, but being a VIP Member gives you the right to request at any time a Beta version the UPP delivered in your email inbox.

What that means? Let’s say you have a hockey pool scheduled and the UPP has not been released yet, you drop me an email and you will receive the file with all the data that’s been added so far so you will be able to use it and still be ready for your pool.

There are 2 ways:

1. Pool Mags
If you have any pool mags with a projected list of top scorers for next season that we don’t have yet, we are interested in using it. Simply contact me at
UltimatePoolPreview (at)
stating which pool mag you have.

If your Projected list is used, you will become a VIP Member.

-Hockey Le Magazine
-The Score Forecaster
-The Hockey News

-Pool Expert

2. Donations
We work hard on the UPP and we give it for free, so every donation is appreciated… no matter how big the amount.
send any donation using Paypal to this email
DancinShoes77 (at)

Any donation will give you the VIP Status

Thank you for your support, updates will be posted on HTR

Marco Normandin
UPP Founder
HTR Vice-Admin

28 Responses to The UPP Is BACK!

  1. talltad says:

    Nice I can't wait! 

  2. bleedingblu says:

    Awesome. I’m getting excited already!

  3. rtpuckhog says:

    Is this a draft aid, or is it updated throughout the season?

  4. Lint07 says:

    Draft Aid (the best, that is)

  5. lynchmob540 says:

    Seriously…this is easily the BEST draft tool you can get. Kudos to Marco & the Gang for their hard work!

  6. nebka says:

    I'm jsut impatient.. but any news on when a first version might be out?

    Thank you very much!

  7. Lint07 says:

    VIP Members already received their beta version…
    just sayin' 😉

  8. Lint07 says:

    thanks for the compliment, dude!


  9. Aetherial says:

    I don't believe we have "The Forecaster" oni the current sheet?

    The other 8 are there though 🙂


  10. Aetherial says:

    The guide looks great so far, and we are getting close!

  11. Lint07 says:

    yeah, I think I meant ''The Score Forecaster'' and then added ''The Score''

    it is now fixed.

  12. JPBHockey says:

    Wow !! … Pretty good so far …

    I would like to see the goalie section just as the player section !!

    So much cleaner, more stats and easy to read !

    Thanks again ! 😉

  13. Bevinwren says:

    are you guys almost done this thing, pool time is upon us

  14. Aetherial says:

    The goalie section will not be the same as the skater section because they look at different stats.

    Also, people have many varied schemes for goalies, whereas with players it is generally certain things count or they dont count. So, the goalie sheet offers you the chance to "build your own" formula to rank the goalies.

    Finally, not all the forecasters have goalie stats.

    So you have detailed stats for last year, 3 year averages for some stats, whatever forecasters are available, and a flexible scheme for ranking goalies… I think that is enough, given the limited number of goalies in the league and the fact that you are only going to pick one or 2 anyway.


  15. Aetherial says:

    We're getting there. It is a large job, lots of research, lots of grunt work and co-ordinating many people 🙂

  16. gabtp says:

    I had to convince my friend to push back the draft for our pool because the UPP is not ready yet haha! How are things going? Ready to release soon?

  17. Lint07 says:

    If everything goes well…

    VIP Members release: September 14
    Official free release on HTR: September 21

  18. Aetherial says:

    As of September 13,  I can say that the VIP release of September 14 is likely. I can't see what could derail the project at this time.

  19. lynchmob540 says:

    Just in TIME!!! This will give me a week to prepare for my draft.

    Once again…just incase anyone is listening….GET in with this VIP membership!!! This draft tool is just the most useful weapon to give your buddies a hockey draft beatdown!

  20. Lint07 says:

    The 2007-07 UPP has been released as planned on September 14 for all the VIP Members.

    The official free release on HTR will be on September 21.

  21. masarume says:

    We had the very same problem on our Hockey website. Our rankings are coming out too late.

    A draft guide is useful in late August or early September. Otherwise, most drafts would've been completed already. September 21st is a a little more than a week away from the start of the season. I doubt that helps anybody.

    Still, since I did projections for players, I know how hard it is to research everything and organize who does what to have the most accurate tool when it comes to a draft guide.

    Do no misunderstand me. I highly appreciate the work that has gone into such a resourceful tool. I just find it a pity that most of us won't be able to fully use it to maximum efficiency.

    Look forward to the release of this thing. And thank you HTR!

  22. Aetherial says:

    I am traditionally in 3 pools each year.

    None of them will be drafting for at least 2 weeks? Why not wait until closer to the season so you can see who is getting timein training camp, who is likely to make the team… what injuries happen…

  23. Lint07 says:

    I have many pools going as well and for each of them we wait to be as close as possible of season's start before drafting.

    I don't see the point in making a draft almost 1 month before the start of the season.

  24. wprager says:

    The office pool I do has the draft day, traditionally, on the  Monday before the season start (gives us wiggle room if some people cannot make it to the meeting, to move it to Tuesday — it is, after all, work).  This year those damned Yankees from California decided to forego tradition and open the season on Saturday, in September.  Still, my draft stays where it is.  Tradition.

    Back to the point — it doesn't make much sense to hold the draft too early.  What's the point, really?

  25. JPBHockey says:

    Wow masarume !!!

    Why do you think they release it so late ..? I'll let you think a bit … no clue .. wow .. try arder !!

    If your so dawm broke, just make some overtime at your job and donate something to this guys who work their ass off to please all of us !!

    FYI, I have the UPP since september 1rst and it cover all my draft pool.

    And looking at the UPP, it is worth the donation I make !

    Thank you again guys !!!!

  26. JPBHockey says:

    Wow masarume !!!

    Why do you think they release it so late ..? I’ll let you think a bit … no clue .. wow .. try arder !!

    If your so dawm broke, just make some overtime at your job and donate something to this guys who work their ass off to please all of us !!

    FYI, I have the UPP since september 1rst and it cover all my draft pool.

    And looking at the UPP, it is worth the donation I make !

    Thank you again guys !!!!

  27. Lint07 says:

    well, to be honest it has nothing to do with money.

    I wanted to release the free version of the UPP on HTR 1 week after it was ready (no matter the date) so I would be able to reward the folks that made a donation.

    it just happened that we finished it on Sept. 14 so 1 week later (tomorrow) it'll be released for free on here.

    thanks for the kind words, btw!

  28. gabtp says:

    The day has finally arrived! I can't wait to see an update in this post 😉

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