I was looking at the All-Star game voting and have decided that Habs fans need to stop breaking the vote... I know you guys (and gals) are showing your team spirit, but you are ruining any enjoyment other fans can get from watching the All-Star game... the All-Star team carries 12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 3 goalies... that means 21 players... having six guys from the Canadiens means there are only 16 spots for guys from the other 15 teams... not cool when fans deserve to see Crosby AND Malkin in the game... or Ovechkin AND Semin or Green... you know? The Wings fans are almost as guilty, but their forwards (Hossa, Datysuk, Zetterberg) up for vote are all deserving as they all have a point-per-game. By voting for four undeserving players, Habs fans are doing the same damned thing that those idiots did by voting for Rory Fitzpatrick... I know it was a statement about how dumb fan voting is... and for the first time I tend to agree...
Koivu has 18 in 21, Tanguay has 17 in 21, and Kovalev has 16 in 21, Komisarek is injured and unless he comes back before January to play six games, won't be eligible. To put things in context for you: the Leafs Matt Stajan has 20 pts in 20 games and Nik Antropov has 16pts in 21 games... these two players are as equally deserving if not more so than the three that are now leading the pack significantly... but lets compare votes Koivu: 349748, Stajan: 1004, okay... Kovalev: 352761, Antropov: 2223... seems about right, right? Koivu is tied for 47th in scoring with... Rob Blake... starter in all-star game?
I'm not saying that the Habs are bad or that they don't have deserving players (Price and Markov deserve to start!!)... I'm just saying that there are guys who are being neglected (How does Shea Weber have only 61589 votes??) that are infinitely more deserving... Alex Semin led the league in points until he got injured and the way its looking now he'll need to be cut to make room for a Hab forward with mediocre point totals... I could start a petition to have Jeff Finger voted to the All-Star team... after all he has more points and a comparable plus/minus to Komisarek in the same number of games, but I won't... because its dumb and there are players who are much more deserving... so seriously... cut it out... vote for some players whose performances really warrant inclusion in the All-Star game...
Here's a list of people (IMO) whose performance really warrants inclusion as a starter:
Malkin: 21Gp, 35Pts (self-explanatory)
Savard 21Gp, 28Pts (quietly puts up huge totals, year after year, never gets respect)
Gagne: 20Gp, 30Pts (tell me he doesn't deserve it after coming back)
Semin: 16Gp, 27Pts (has the highest per game total (of top 50 scorers)
Weight: 22Gp, 22Pts (ON THE ISLANDERS!! On the ISLANDERS!!)
Parise: 21Gp, 25Pts (Pretty big reason NJ hasn't collapsed after Brodeur's injury)
ps:Halak has 3122 votes and George Laraque has 1421... Both write-ins have more than fellow write-in Matt Stajan... Cut it out.