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11-10-2011, 04:53 PM
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All Star Ballot

Just noticed on NHL.com they released the players in the ballot for the 2012 All-Star game

From The Sabres:

Jason Pominville
Thomas Vanek
Tyler Myers
Ryan Miller

main article: http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=75096

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11-10-2011, 05:03 PM
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Obviously, Vanek and Pominville seem shoo-ins. Hard to see anyone else being deserving - although Regehr could be.....are write-ins still allowed?

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Obviously, Vanek and Pominville seem shoo-ins. Hard to see anyone else being deserving - although Regehr could be.....are write-ins still allowed?
I could see Pominville not making it since most people vote for popular name players and not necessarily who's playing well for the year.

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I could see Pominville not making it since most people vote for popular name players and not necessarily who's playing well for the year.
Unfortunately this happens all too often. That and voting for superstars who've been injured. Should we start a poll for how many votes that Crosby gets?

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Pominville and vanek are shoo-ins for the game itself, I think is what was meant. I think it's just as clear that there's no chance either of them gets voted in by the fans. Only two lines of players get voted in.

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Expect Montreal ballot stuffing again.

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Expect Montreal ballot stuffing again.
I recall Jim Kelley talking about Quebec stuffing for Peter Stastny one year -- thousands of the old ballots that they gave out at games, all with one player vote, all in the same sort of marker.

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Joke as usual. Leafs have five guys named. Who cares? All-star games are so boring

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Myers being considered just shows what a joke the ASG is.

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Myers being considered just shows what a joke the ASG is.
Fan balloting is never about who is playing well, it's about who is popular. Myers is a popular player.

Hell, Crosby is on the ballot.

After fan balloting chooses 6 players (who most likely would have made it anyways), the other 36 will be chosen by the league. That's where the guys who deserve it will get in.

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As long as we don't get completely snubbed like last year, then I'm ok with it. Although I could definitely picture Pominville being snubbed so Alfredsson could play.

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Expect Montreal ballot stuffing again.
Oh, we were guilty of that ourselves in'07.

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As long as we don't get completely snubbed like last year, then I'm ok with it. Although I could definitely picture Pominville being snubbed so Alfredsson could play.
Technically Vanek would have been picked as an injury replacement, but he told them to pass on him because he was banged up. Ennis "represented" the Sabres in the skills challenge for rookies.

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11-10-2011, 09:50 PM
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Hopefully both Pommers and Vanek get in. If not both, then Pommers. Vanek has been before, and Pominville definitely deserves it so far.

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I hate how early the all star ballot comes out. hate, hate hate it.

Bet only Vanek makes it. Miller will get way more votes than he deserves I think.

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Technically Vanek would have been picked as an injury replacement, but he told them to pass on him because he was banged up. Ennis "represented" the Sabres in the skills challenge for rookies.
Which was even only one drill and the shootout part.

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Hopefully both Pommers and Vanek get in. If not both, then Pommers. Vanek has been before, and Pominville definitely deserves it so far.
deserves?

Who cares

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deserves?

Who cares
Personally I think it's kind of a fun thing.

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Myers being considered just shows what a joke the ASG is.
Why so serious?

Why do fans get so upset over the all-star game?

Question: Purpose of All-star game?

Answer To show case the BEST and MOST POPULAR talent in the NHL, PROMOTE the NHL and IMPROVE FAN BASE

Why do fans turn it into a performance based event? Who cares if a nobody has a great season has 40 points in 40 games and Crosby plays 2 games and makes the all-star game while the other guy does not make it.....people still want to see Crosby. Get over it.

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