What's an MVPP? Pretty simple, really. The Sharks have a promotion -- my personal favorite promotion -- called Four In The Net, Pizza You Get.
Sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? The Sharks score four goals during a home game and the ticket becomes an instant coupon for a personal pan pizza with one topping at Round Table Pizza. If you're like me and you sell a good number of your season tickets, it's a double-bonus -- the tickets pay for themselves and the ticket stub (since I email PDF tickets most of the time) still get me pizza. Simply put, it's awesome. In fact, if you listen closely during home games, there's one guy who always yells, "WEEEEEEEEEE WAAAAAAANT PIIIIIIIIIIIZZAAAAAAAAAAA!" some time after the third goal. Keep an ear open for it on the TV broadcast and I guarantee you you'll hear it.
So, with this in mind, MVPP stands for Most Valuable Pizza Player. It's a new thing I'll be tracking this season, and it'll show just who helps get us the most free pizza.
Here's how it'll work. Whoever scores the fourth goal of a home game will get two points. Whoever assists on it will get one point. There'll be a cumulative tally for all the home games, and the player with the most points will be the MVPP for the season. And unlike the Crappy Player Pick 'Em that I ran at my blog before my server blew up and lost all my data, I'll actually try to keep this updated from time to time.
Through last night's game:
Devin Setoguchi 6 (2, 2)
Patrick Marleau 3 (1, 2)
Joe Pavelski 2 (1, 0)
Rob Blake 1 (0, 1)
Dan Boyle 1 (0, 1)
Mike Grier 1 (0, 1)
Jamie McGinn 1 (0, 1)
Jeremy Roenick (0, 1)
10/9 4-1 over Anaheim (Setoguchi from Marleau/Blake)
10/14 5-2 over Columbus (Marleau from Grier)
10/18 Philadelphia 5-4 (Setoguchi from Roenick/Boyle)
10/30 Detroit 4-2 (Pavelski from Setoguchi/McGinn)
11/6 St. Louis 5-4 Shootout (Clowe from Lukowich/Setoguchi)