Do you know where the site to vote on is? I can't seem to find it anywhere on NHL.com. :dunno:
No problem. That's a weird place to put a link, but I managed to stumble upon.Amanda said:Sorry I would have answered sooner but I never got my notification that there were other replies. It was a weird place for them to stick the link to vote though.
This is nothing but a disgrace to the game. Rory Fitzpatrick?
12/7/2006 8:01:20 PM
VANCOUVER (CP) - Roberto Luongo was tearing tape off his legs Thursday when he was asked if he's voted for teammate Rory Fitzpatrick for the all-star team yet.
"Five times," replied the Vancouver Canuck goaltender.
Coach Alain Vigneault admitted he's also cast a couple of ballots in Fitzpatrick's favour. So apparently have several thousand other people.
Trying to vote the journeyman defenceman on to the Western Conference team for the NHL all-star game has become a trend like reality TV. A spark that began with an Internet website has taken hold like wildfire. Fitzpatrick, who has played only 16 games this year after fracturing a bone in his heel, has garnered 144,819 votes, fifth most among Western Conference defenceman. That puts him ahead of teammate Mattias Ohlund and Scott Hannan of the San Jose Sharks.
I know it was a joke, and it's a joke I don't like. A disgrace to that continues not to know how to run itself.faulkner91sf said:Im pretty sure the Rory Fitzpatrick campaign was actually a joke, i never even heard of the guys until this thing, but he will probably play in the all star game as a joke to everyone in the league and to make the Canuck fans happy.
Rory results unveiled Tuesday
January 08, 2007
TORONTO (CP) -- The legions of fans trying to vote Rory Fitzpatrick into the NHL all-star game will find out Tuesday if they were successful.
The journeyman Vancouver Canucks defenceman, the beneficiary of an unlikely Internet campaign, sat third among Western Conference blue-liners when the results were last released Dec. 27.
Fan balloting for all-star starters ended last week and the final results will be unveiled on the U.S. TV network Versus during Tuesday's Detroit-Colorado game. In Canada, the news will be released during the French-language network RDS's broadcast of the Atlanta-Montreal game.
Fitzpatrick would have to move up to second among defencemen in the conference to get an invitation to the game, which will be played Jan. 24 in Dallas.
It's believed he fell short, which gets the league out of an uncomfortable position although the flip side is that the NHL's all-star fan balloting has never received this kind of buzz.
An Internet campaign helped garner 486,842 write-in votes for Fitzpatrick by Dec. 27. Many in the hockey world were appalled that a player with just one assist this season had received so many votes.
For the most part, things went okay with the voting (other than the near "vote for Rory" fiasco of '07). The worst on the list is Jonothan Cheechoo, with 13 goals on the year in 36 Games Played.panoo said:Western Conference
C, SAN JOSE SHARKS
C, COLORADO AVALANCHE
RW, SAN JOSE SHARKS
D, ANAHEIM DUCKS
D, DETROIT RED WINGS
G, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
C, BUFFALO SABRES
D, BUFFALO SABRES
D, MONTREAL CANADIENS
G, BUFFALO SABRES
I don't like the guy, but he's got a point.Hasek burned by all-star snub
January 16, 2007
(CP) -- Dominik Hasek turns 42 at the end of the month, the latest sign that Father Time will soon force him to close out his stellar NHL career.
With that in mind, the Detroit Red Wings netminder has been quite public with his feelings of not getting a chance to play in next week's NHL all-star game in Dallas. It may likely have been his last chance.
"I was disappointed especially because I haven't played in it since 2002," Hasek said Tuesday from Detroit. "It's been a long time. It would have been a nice accomplishment to play in the all-star game again."
Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff was a no-brainer to join Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, voted in by the fans, as the top two Western Conference netminders. Where the debate begins is whether Marty Turco of Dallas was a better choice over the likes of Hasek, Chris Mason in Nashville or J.S. Giguere in Anaheim.
The league's hockey operations department, perhaps feeling the pressure to have another Stars player for the hometown fans, selected the talented Turco.
"I cannot say I was shocked, but I was disappointed because my numbers are pretty good," Hasek said. "I felt like I deserved to be there. But on the other hand, I have to agree that Kiprusoff and Turco also have very good seasons."
Hasek's numbers suggest he's an all-star, tops in the NHL with a 1.98 goals-against average and third in wins at 24. His .914 save percentage ranks 12th. Turco has the fifth-best GAA in the NHL at 2.31 and is 15th with a .911 save percentage, also good numbers.
3 of the top 10 votes went to them, and they're all having a pretty good year.
x-Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, 825,783
x-Daniel Briere, Buffalo, 475,857
x-Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 475,297
Maxim Afinogenov, Buffalo, 469,431
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh, 399,081
Chris Drury, Buffalo, 330,000
Jaromir Jagr, NY Rangers, 321,578
Erik Cole, Carolina, 255,063
Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina, 249,63
Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta, 226,602