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01-10-2007, 09:38 PM
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Which part of "Reigning Rocket Richard Trophy Winner" and "No All Star Game was held in 2006" do folks have trouble understanding?

***** if Cheechoo gets voted into the All Star Game *next* year. Not this year.

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01-10-2007, 11:53 PM
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Cheechoo going was as much a result of ballot stuffing as the rory campaign. Its just that the league didnt throw out all his votes like they did with rory. Bottom line, if cheech didnt get voted in, there was no way he would have been selected in by the coaches. That makes him as "undeserving" as any. (again, only if you agree with pompous clowns like cherry and hrudey who think being an all-star is some sort of "honour", as opposed to just a popularity contest which it is)

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01-10-2007, 11:55 PM
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Although, I agree Cheechoo's stats for the first half this season don't qualify him as an All-Star.

I believe people voted for him for three reasons: 1) There was no All-Star game last season, 2) He finished an amazing second half of last season, 3) His hard work ethic/underdog image resonates well with the fans. Even though his numbers aren't high, I still love watching him play.

I'm not saying its right (This coming from a Sharks fan), but I understand why people voted for. Unlike Rory, Cheechoo is not some random name out of a hat.
This is what I was going to say.

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01-11-2007, 12:06 AM
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Cheechoo going was as much a result of ballot stuffing as the rory campaign. Its just that the league didnt throw out all his votes like they did with rory. Bottom line, if cheech didnt get voted in, there was no way he would have been selected in by the coaches. That makes him as "undeserving" as any. (again, only if you agree with pompous clowns like cherry and hrudey who think being an all-star is some sort of "honour", as opposed to just a popularity contest which it is)
Cheechoo > Fitzpatrick.

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01-11-2007, 12:12 AM
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Since the NHL threw out Rory votes, they should at least be consistent and throw out the Cheechoo votes.

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01-11-2007, 12:13 AM
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But, what can you do. At the end of the day Daniel Briere also gets to start, which is even more underserving.

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01-11-2007, 12:17 AM
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Funny thing about this is, most Sharks fans I knew weren't even voting for Cheech. Joe and Marleau all the way. But, the average hockey fan loves his name, recognizes him as the Rocket winner, and if there gonna go online and choose a player Cheechoo is the name that will pop out at most people.

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01-11-2007, 05:05 AM
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It is ridiculous. But all it will do is urge the NHL even further to have writers and such vote on all-star teams... so maybe it's a blessing.

The game is a joke anyway. Some ducks fans are just bitter that Cheech ripped your team a new one last year.
true but this yr he doesn't have a skate to stand on.

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Which part of "Reigning Rocket Richard Trophy Winner" and "No All Star Game was held in 2006" do folks have trouble understanding?

***** if Cheechoo gets voted into the All Star Game *next* year. Not this year.
the part that saids 37 games played 14 goals -14 assist so far this yr. let the stats speak for themself. as for no games held in 2006 too bad get over it . it's 2007 and time for the deserving 2007 players to make the squad.

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01-11-2007, 05:23 AM
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Miller, Briere, Cheechoo and to a certain extent Sakic shouldn't have been starters this year.

And yes, it doesn't matter, I just think it's a shame that certain players that really deserved it didn't get to start like Selšnne (best scorer in the west and doesn't get voted in among the three forwards... what's that about?), Brodeur and Hossa... I don't know who I would've picked instead of Sakic, though, maybe Kariya or Iginla since there's now two centers in the starting line-up.

Kariya - Thornton - Selšnne would've been fun to see.

I wonder if Kopitar makes the team... probably not, but I hope he does...

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01-11-2007, 08:39 AM
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I've got nothing against Luongo, but he got in for the same reason 3 Sabres got in. They paid off from the Rory campaign. If someone here believes that Ryan Miller (nothing personal against him) is more popular than Martin Brodeur, then you believe in the tooth fairy.
So where does the money come from, smarty? I suppose there is no Santa Clause either. Sheesh.

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01-11-2007, 08:50 AM
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It is ridiculous. But all it will do is urge the NHL even further to have writers and such vote on all-star teams... so maybe it's a blessing.

The game is a joke anyway. Some ducks fans are just bitter that Cheech ripped your team a new one last year.
God I hope not.

I'd rather just have the GM's pick them.

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For those trashing Luongo being voted on, Cheechoo is a far worse selection.

Discuss.
The dude won the Rocket Richard trophy last year, sure he had alot of help from Thornton but hey he scored them regardless...

There was no allstar game last year so we should take into consideration last year's exploits and I've always felt the all-star game, falling where it does should give a certain amount of consideration to the previous year's post all-star break performances as well, especially in the playoffs...

that's my opinion... well it's a fact Cheechoo won the Rocket Richard trophy, just my opinion of what should go into allstar considerations...

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01-11-2007, 12:12 PM
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Ovechkin and Briere on the first line

can you say setMode L o L ?

Crosby will have to separate them for not checking each other from behind and spearing each other in the jewels
Heh heh, good luck

Seriously, its not going to happen.

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What's the point of arguing about the results of a popular vote? It's not like these starters were selected objectively in the first place. And who cares who starts? It's one friggin shift.

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Cheechoo is overrated

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All I gotta say is that if you didn't want Jonathan Cheechoo starting in the All-Star game, you should've voted more often and done something about it instead of whining like a bunch of babies when the results came in. People want to see Cheechoo so get over it, he won and he's deserving simply for being a star in an All-Star game. Get over yourselves.

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01-11-2007, 02:14 PM
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Who ever thinks that Luongo should not be the starter is crazy.if Luongo is not in Vancouver,the Canucks would be playing for the #1 pick overall

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it's 2007 and time for the deserving 2007 players to make the squad.
The All Star Game has *never* been about the current year, it's always been about past accomplishments. Hell, go back year by year, and you'll find tons of league leaders that weren't even on the ballot.

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What's the point of arguing about the results of a popular vote? It's not like these starters were selected objectively in the first place. And who cares who starts? It's one friggin shift.
Yeah this is what I'm thinking, it's such a minor deal about who starts. Everyone will probably get about the same icetime. I can understand people saying Cheechoo is an undeserving all-star because he would not have made the team without being voted in by the fans, but all this talk about deserving players not getting to start is just not a big deal, most of those players that "deserve" to start will get selected for the team and will get their minutes like everyone else in the game.

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Every Rocket Richard winner has had an off year the following year. Only Bure beat the Rocket Richard curse. I hope to see Cheech get his form back next season, if it doesn't comeback in the second half of this one.

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Every Rocket Richard winner has had an off year the following year. Only Bure beat the Rocket Richard curse. I hope to see Cheech get his form back next season, if it doesn't comeback in the second half of this one.
Kovalchuk didn't do too badly either, although granted 41 goals was a rather pahetic total for the R.R.

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Which part of "Reigning Rocket Richard Trophy Winner" and "No All Star Game was held in 2006" do folks have trouble understanding?

***** if Cheechoo gets voted into the All Star Game *next* year. Not this year.
I thought this was the all star game for the 2006-2007 season? May as well take Eric Staal over Marty St.Louis too then.

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Which part of "Reigning Rocket Richard Trophy Winner" and "No All Star Game was held in 2006" do folks have trouble understanding?

***** if Cheechoo gets voted into the All Star Game *next* year. Not this year.
Frankly, that's too bad for Cheechoo. If he was albe to have auch an amazing year last season, why can't he do it this season? Fact is, this year's all-star game is for the 06-07 season, not for the 05-06 season.

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Kovalchuk didn't do too badly either, although granted 41 goals was a rather pahetic total for the R.R.
The season after that was the lock out where he played in the RSL and only scored something like 19 goals in 53 games.

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