Bros! The NHL Season Starts Tonight And DraftKings Wants To Reward Your Patience With $10,000

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 113 days since the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals.

It was difficult to watch our Florida-native blogger Cass Anderson spiral into a temporary depression as his Lightning dropped three straight to come up short. Actually who am I kidding–it was goddamn hilarious. Wish it lasted a little longer, if we’re being honest.

But on Wednesday, October 7th a brand new NHL season begins. Fans of all 30 franchises are gleaming with hope that this year might, just MIGHT, be their year to hoist the Stanley Cup trophy (except Buffalo Sabres fans, whose team has a better shot at winning it with roller blades on.)

Regardless, hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And DraftKings wants to keep that feeling alive by dishing out $100,000 in prizes for its NHL week one contest starting Wednesday, October 7th.

The $100K will be allocated as follows: first place reels in $10,000, and the top 7,850 scores win money GUARANTEED.

Best part is: it’s FREE for new users to join and only $3 for returning DraftKings players.

The GM Drafting details are as follows:

Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 9 spots. 8 players and 1 goalie.
Roster Format: 2 C, 3 W, 2 D, 1 G and 1 Util.