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NHL All-Star voting

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark2010, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    This has got to be the biggest sham ever.

    East starters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh), Alexei Kovalev, Andrei Markov, Mike Komisarek, Carey Price (all Montreal).

    West starters: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brian campbell (all Chicago) Ryan Getzlaf, Scott Niedermayer, Jean-Sebastien Giguere (all Anaheim).

    Only four teams (out of 30) represented and none of those four are even leading their own divisions. Good grief!!! Not a single Boston Bruin or San Jose Shark to be found anywhere?!?!?!

    Alexei Kovalev over Alexander Ovechkin? No Jeff Carter or Mike Richards or Thomas Vanek?

    Carey Price over Henrik Lundqvist, Tim Thomas and Marc-Andre Fleury?

    Ryan Getzlaf over Marian Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg or Joe Thornton?

    Brian Campbell over Niklas Lidstrom?

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere over Evgeni Nabakov and Niklas Backstrom?

    This is a HUGE indictment of the fans! Either they don't know enough about the game or don't care. Not sure which is worse.

    I'm boycotting if the league doesn't step in and fix this.
     
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Canadian xenophobia at its finest! Though clearly Pittsburgh was able to overcome it.

    Then again, who needs a stupid exhibition that ranks maybe third in the four major pro sports to decide just who the best hockey player is in the NHL?
     
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I love hockey, but the all-star game isn't real hockey. There's no checking -- with the exception of when Jeremy Roenick is playing -- and the physical nature which is a huge part of the game isn't there at all.
     
  4. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    . . . is a popularity contest and all about ballot stuffing.
     
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Who cares who starts at the NHL all-star game? So, what, the first 30 seconds of the game have a silly lineup? It's not baseball. Starting means nothing.
     
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    The Wings could be the East starters. Yet, none of them are starting. What?
     
  7. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    This is the correct answer.
     
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The Montreal fans made a big push to stuff the ballot box because the game is in Montreal on the team's milestone anniversary in the league (75th maybe? drawing a blank on that right now).

    Of course, the NHL knew about this long before and didn't do anything to try and stop it.
     
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    100th anniversary.

    And Hank's right. It wasn't exactly a state secret that Habs fans were stuffing ballot boxes. About a month ago, the Habs had the leading vote-getters at every position.
     
  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    The only problem there is that the Wings are in the Western Conference.
     
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    It's the all-star game. Who fucking cares?
     
  12. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Yup. I'm a big hockey fan and could not care less about the fucking all-star game. Didn't vote, don't give a shit, likely will not watch.

    The only all-star game worth a damn is baseball's and even that one is a lot less cool than it used to be.
     
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