Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A look at the all-star votes

There aren't any Rory Fitzpatricks this time around, but we can certainly see a pattern in the Eastern Conference all-star voting so far.

I take a look at Globe on Hockey, and determine that Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Montreal players are receiving many of the votes — which is why we've currently got Cristobal Huet as the starting goaltender.



At 9:18 p.m., November 27, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

I'm not the kind of fan that gets behind these kind of "let's get our guys in the lineup" schemes, but I think it's always good when there's a hometown guy in there. I remember the campaign the Panthers had to get Ozolinch into the starting lineup back in 2003, only to have him get traded moments before the All-Star break roster freeze to Anaheim.

If the Thrashers had done the same for Hossa, you wonder if it would've been a similar "goodbye" moment with his contract status up in the air.

As far as the Habs go... come on guys, wait 'til next year to stuff the ballot when the game is in Montreal. Markov's well overdue for an All-Star selection, but can we just leave it at that? The rest can be picked on their merits, or whatever it is the NHL uses to decide hand-picked selections.

At 9:57 p.m., November 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...




At 10:52 a.m., November 28, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

Although it would be kind of funny if Huet was the starting goalie for the Eastern Conference but not the #1 in Montreal by January.

The Devils are turning it around, but it makes me wonder... is it possible that Brodeur won't be an All-Star this year? When was the last time that happened?

Right now, especially with Huet possibly being the starter, you have to wonder if Brodeur will be the logical choice after Lundqvist. You've got great years so far from Thomas, Biron, Gerber, and DiPietro to weigh against Brodeur's performance.

At 11:30 a.m., November 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't there an uproar about ballot stuffing for Huet and Markov. Neither one is an all-star but they will still steal the honour from someone far more deserving. Such a shame.

At 12:50 p.m., November 28, 2007, Blogger Kevin said...

I just had a look at the NHL website, and I can't even tell how you vote for the all-star teams.

At 12:19 p.m., November 30, 2007, Anonymous Gonchar/Malkin 08 said...

How isn't the leading defensive point getter on the ballot. I mean if Ryan Whitney can get on the ballot, then why cant Gonchar get on there?!




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