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#21 akustyk

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:36 AM

guess if I care? :)

I'd say... vote for the players on whichever team tops the standings in West (and is not the Wings) at the moment ballots close. grant Wings players some rest and let other teams cope with extra fatigue. All Star game is stupid and other than for Pittsburgh fans (or whichever team with fanbase averaging 13~14 years) and media not many are enjoying it, especially not the cup contending teams.

I'd gladly see no Wings at this popularity contest. and I nevertheless know that it's gonna be Sindy Crosby and Habs/Nucks players winning this voting, so don't really waste my time talking about it ;)

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:42 AM

Price - 16GP - 10-5-1, .923 save percentage, 2.18 goals against
Howard - 11GP - 9-1-1, .921 save percentage, 2.15 goals against

I bet you think price is an all-star though, don't you?

To me it's not all about numbers, howard has good numbers because he has a great defense-first team in front of him, price is 3x better than howard ever will be, if you can't see this then you're just being a homer.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:53 AM

To me it's not all about numbers, howard has good numbers because he has a great defense-first team in front of him, price is 3x better than howard ever will be, if you can't see this then you're just being a homer.


Montreal ranks in the top 5 every year for the most blocked shots in the NHL, and not to mention Howard has only played in the NHL for 1 complete year, and just starting his second and has started better than Price did.

09/10 - .287 GAA .911 Save %
08/09 - .285 GAA .904 Save %
07/08 - .265 GAA .920 Save %

J Howard

09/10 - 2.26 GAA .924 Save %

Stop trying to say something that most people already know is null. Price was a backup to Halak for a reason, he wasn't good enough to take the starter position.

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or would you rather have...



no brainer for me.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:16 PM

To me it's not all about numbers, howard has good numbers because he has a great defense-first team in front of him, price is 3x better than howard ever will be, if you can't see this then you're just being a homer.


That's a weird statement to make in one of those goalie's second season...

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 04:12 PM

To me it's not all about numbers, howard has good numbers because he has a great defense-first team in front of him, price is 3x better than howard ever will be, if you can't see this then you're just being a homer.


If two goalies have similar save percentages and similar GAAs, guess what other number is similar? That's right, shots per game. That's the main stat people look to in regards to how good a team's defense is. So if Howard has a great defense, and Price's defense is comparable...

Hmm...is that smoke I smell?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:05 PM

I think they will all come from the list of 100 regardless. The fans choose 6 players, one per position, and then the NHL chooses the other 36 from the remaining candidates.

Misleading title. Voting doesn't open until the 15th.

No, that's not how it works. The list is put together, largely based on how players played since last year's all star game up to now. You do see some funny inclusions and some questionable omissions because they want representation from all teams. If you think about it, if a guy plays on a crappy team, he's not going to look that good compared to a guy that plays on a great team, he might look better by benefiting from playing with better players.

Anyway, the fans will vote the top 6 and the remaining players will be selected from the other 650 or so players in the league. This list of 100 has nothing really to do with who will ultimately get selected.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:45 AM

Voting is now open: http://vote.nhl.com/

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:57 AM

In addition to the 100 listed, you can also write-in any player you want at their given position.

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#29 e_prime

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:52 AM

Your Picks
Forwards
Select up to 3 players

Johan Franzen
Pavel Datsyuk
Henrik Zetterberg

Defensemen
Select up to 2 players

Nicklas Lidstrom
Niklas Kronwall


Goalie
Select up to 1 player

Jimmy Howard

When ready, click below to review and submit your ballot.
Submit


Repeat fifteen times.
Switch up Kronwall and Rafalski.
Repeat fifteen times.
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(AtomicPunk @ February 4, 2010 - 12:16AM)

Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

#30 Travis

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

Repeat fifteen times.
Switch up Kronwall and Rafalski.
Repeat fifteen times.


Same line-up over here.

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#31 e_prime

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:01 AM

For how many days do I have to do this? :blush:
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(AtomicPunk @ February 4, 2010 - 12:16AM)

Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:48 AM

For how many days do I have to do this? :blush:


Not sure how long the balloting is open. Pierre LeBrun said on his Twitter that he will cover the All-Star Game in his underwear if Lidstrom isn't named one of the captains.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:10 AM

What do you think the odds are that we could rally together as Red Wings trolls and get someone like Patty Eaves in on this?

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#34 e_prime

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:26 AM

What do you think the odds are that we could rally together as Red Wings trolls and get someone like Patty Eaves in on this?


I don't think it would be impossible, however our chances would be better if we could vote

Patty Eaves-Patty Eaves-Patty Eaves
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Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:46 AM

no way i'm gonna register an account just to vote for the first all-star s***, f*ck you nhl.com

#36 e_prime

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:01 PM

no way i'm gonna register an account just to vote for the first all-star s***, f*ck you nhl.com


Really? You don't have a "junk" e-mail address where mailing list e-mails go to die?
It's not that serious.

I mean, Carey Price is counting on your write in votes!! :ph34r:
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Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:17 PM

Same line-up over here.


Here as well! :siren:

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:17 PM

No, that's not how it works. The list is put together, largely based on how players played since last year's all star game up to now. You do see some funny inclusions and some questionable omissions because they want representation from all teams. If you think about it, if a guy plays on a crappy team, he's not going to look that good compared to a guy that plays on a great team, he might look better by benefiting from playing with better players.

Anyway, the fans will vote the top 6 and the remaining players will be selected from the other 650 or so players in the league. This list of 100 has nothing really to do with who will ultimately get selected.


I think I mentioned this earlier so a lot of you can calm down.

Edited by Hockeymom1960, 15 November 2010 - 12:18 PM.


#39 stevkrause

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:29 PM

Repeat fifteen times.
Switch up Kronwall and Rafalski.
Repeat fifteen times.

That's what I'm doing...

As a side note, it is BEYOND pathetic that they ONLY have a flash version of this ballot...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#40 lookalive07

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who voted straight DRW Party on the ballot.

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