Monday, December 8, 2008

Sens need some All-Star love

I'm going to have to give new entry to the Sens blogosphere Sens Town some credit a positive mention (Pos-Mens) for proposing that Sens fans vote for the Ottawa representation in the All-Star Game, namely Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson, and Chris Phillips (really?).

Think of it as an extension of the No Habs No! Campaign, as the Montréal Canadiens representation at the game looks like it will be pretty ridiculous. Although Sidney Crosby has now taken over first place in forward voting, so it's no longer a Habs sweep, Mike Komisarek and Andrei Markov are set-up as the far-and-away leaders on defence. And they are followed not-so-closely by Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney, both Pittsburgh Penguins, neither of whom have played a game this season, neither of whom are expected to be healthy in time for the All-Star Game. (No, there's nothing wrong with the All-Star voting system.)

And while we're at it, why not a write-in campaign for Alex Auld? He's probably the most important Senator so far this season, although Alfredsson could give him a run for his money. As of 11:55 on Sunday night, Auld has an incredible 2,625 votes to his name. And while we're at it, let's write-in Filip Kuba, who had 3,179 votes as of Sunday night, as thanks for all his offensive output this season (where would our powerplay be without him?).

Over at The 6th Sens, they're proposing a Vote For Kelly campaign, noting the similarity Chris Kelly has to that loveable student president, Pedro of Napolean Dynamite fame. It's all in the moustache, but I think that rather than split the vote, let's just go with the Big Three for All-Star honours.
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