Fan voting is a joke anyways, in all honesty. It's a popularity contest with the stars, might as well be a popularity contest with everyone. And Bissonette is probably more popular league-wide than half the All-Stars are.
That's pretty much my attitude as well.
It's not the "most-talented game", it's a popularity contest.
Every year, there are tons of statistically great players not elected, does it really matter if another one isn't?
If they don't want this they should just invite the top scorers.
Sounds fun. Too bad it's pointless because the NHL would fudge the voting and disallow him. Probably still wouldn't work, but how about someone more well known like Adam Burish or Jarkko Ruutu? Burish because he's funny. And Ruutu because...well, he's just Ruutu.
LaRose is a great story. Undrafted, cut twice by the Red Wings, played his way onto Carolina, and plays every shift like it was his first.
They had an interview with Brindamour recently and Rod told a story about LaRose's first practice. Brindamour said it was a simple, rec-zone exhibition match within the team, but LaRose played like it was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, to the point where he threw up after the practice.
I like this series, simply because he's ragging on Staal for scoring. Staal puts up a 6-point night and LaRose is busting his balls about it.
Not to mentioned the third part has him and Avery mouthing off to each other. "Go back to your makeup and handbags."
Last edited by Blueline Bomber: 10-25-2010 at 10:38 PM.