As of 7:05 am ET today, the six Canadiens on the ballot for January’s All-Star Game in Montreal are atop their categories by a healthy margin, Habs fans clearly keen on seeing six – can you imagine that? – of their favourites on the Eastern Conference starting lineup.
(Geez, their numbers are so high that you’d swear they were a blogger who’s hired a chimp to hit the Refresh key a thousand times a day to spike the hits to their site.)
We’ve never been the biggest fan of the popularity contest that is the All-Star Game, but it is what it is. If the NHL is going to encourage fans to stuff the ballot box, why not do it for the team that will host the event?
Go here to vote often, as you’ve already been doing, and good luck to Koivu, Kovalev, Tanguay, Markov, Komisarek and Price. And to Roman Hamrlik, who’s garnering decent support as a write-in candidate.