I'd like to see each team's season ticket holders get one vote each.
it's a nice idea, but it's a little flawed. what if someone on a team with a low number of season ticket holders really deserves to go? they aren't going to receive many votes from fans of other teams.
it comes down to the same thing that happens now. larger the fanbase or most recognized name gets there.
Okay, this may be old news, but the All Star Ballot sucks. My theory is that the All Star game is for players who are currently leading the league. So many on the ballot are on for name recognition and there are many who aren't on who have been playing well all season. It wouldn't be so bad, but you are only allowed one write-in. I used mine for Datsyuk, who does deserve to at least be on the ballot. But I also really wanted to write in Czerkawski who has done great for the Islanders.
There are so many players on just for name recognition. I mean Heatley and Hatcher are both on. I don't think either of them have done anything great on the ice this season.
Sorry for venting. Just frustrated.
Its a popularity contest in all sports where we fans are allowed to vote.