WOOO congrats to Carlyle and Ruff, except Ruff is a bad coach, but o well WOO.
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 believe their out tomorrow, Tuesday, January 09, 2007.Amanda said:Have the results been released yet? If not anyone know when they are?
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