The NHL is a growing game in the United States and it still has its roots firmly planted in Canada.
The NHL’s fans have a reputation of being smart people who are well educated about their sport. I knew whoever said that had no idea who votes for the All-Star participants.
The voting for the All-Star game is a sham.
The NHL announced Tuesday that leading vote-getters Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks would be the top players automatically in.
This shows that the people who vote have no idea about what is good for the NHL and that they should eliminate the idea of the fan contributing from home.
If you want to involve the fans, let the player with the most votes get in automatically and have the rest selected by the players and organizations as the toughest critics are the players themselves.
Enjoy the players that the kids in Chicago and Pittsburgh forgot about.