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    Has anyone seen the lineup for the All-Star game? Who picks the teams? Gary Bettman? Bob Costas? I guess being the best team in the league doesn't mean diddley.
     
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    Good old-fashioned ballot stuffing by fans...the starting lineups are comical, but who really cares at this point...NHL All-star game is a joke.
     
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    Your right this is a joke! Komisarek has only played 21 games and has 2 points. Kovalev 37 games 28 points, thats not much better than a 60 point pace. I could agree with Price and markov, But these other 2, no way. But lets not forget it's about the fans, so I guess hab fans will be happy.
     
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    Almost the entire lineup, in both conferences is down right silly.

    None of the top 7 teams right now in league standings - Boston, SJ, Detroit, Washington, Calgary, Philadelphia and the Rangers - have a player in the starting lineup.

    Only 3 of the forwards - Getzlaf, Malkin, and Crosby - are in the top 10 in scoring. Kane is down at 14, Teows is 58th, and Kovalev is 68th.

    On Defence the top four scorers are missing. Campbell is fifth, but there are three D in his conference, Rafalski, Boyle, and Weber, with more points and a better +/-. Niedermayer, meanwhile, is 19th in defensive scoring and 157th in +/- with a minus 2, and Komisarek is even worse, 156th in defensive scoring and 68th in +/- at +2. An argument could be made for Markov, but Wideman, Chara, Streit and Green are all having better seasons in the East.

    As for the keepers,Price is 13th in save %, 7th in wins, and 11th in GAA while Giguere is 31st in save %, 43rd in GAA, and 20th in wins.
    There are at least half a dozen keepers in the east having better years than Price, and third string backups in the West playing better than Giguere.

    The results this year are a mockery, and a testament to the fact that the NHL has to put in some safe guards to prevent ballot stuffing.
    A reasonable lineup (and we won't all agree precisely, but this will be closer) would be Ovechkin, Malkin, Savard (Maybe Carter or Crosby), Chara, Thomas and either Wideman, Markov or Streit in the east, and Iginla, Getzlaf, Thornton, Weber, Rafalski and Mason in the West.

    The all-star game should be about who are the best players, not about whose fans are most adept at screwing with the NHL's voting system.

    Either fix the voting system or let the league decide.
     
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    A Canadiens fan created an Internet program that allowed for ballot box stuffing. The NHL found out about it and threw out about 20,000 votes for each Canadiens player, but it wasn't anywhere near enough, unfortunately.

    Penguins fans reportedly used a massive text-messaging campaign to get Malkin and Crosby into the starting lineup, but any All-Star team that's not starting Ovechkin, and has Komisarek starting over Chara, is nothing but a joke.

    Canadiens fans are proud of themelves for perpetrating this fraud, but we'll see how happy they are when their team is bounced from the playoffs (that is, if they make it).
     
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    Yeah baby ! Love those remarks.
    Exactly what I've been saying around the NHL chats .

    [Quote]A Canadiens fan created an Internet program that allowed for ballot box stuffing. The NHL found out about it and threw out about 20,000 votes for each Canadiens player, but it wasn't anywhere near enough, unfortunately.

    Penguins fans reportedly used a massive text-messaging campaign to get Malkin and Crosby into the starting lineup, but any All-Star team that's not starting Ovechkin, and has Komisarek starting over Chara, is nothing but a joke.

    Canadiens fans are proud of themelves for perpetrating this fraud, but we'll see how happy they are when their team is bounced from the playoffs (that is, if they make it).
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