2011 NHL All-Star Game: Steven Stamkos’ Snub Leads to Questions About Fan Voting

January 4th, 2011 by Lauren Burg Leave a reply »
The NHL All-Star game voting ended last night, and Steven Stamkos was not among the top three forwards voted in by NHL fans. This begs the question about whether fans should be allowed to vote for their favorite players, along with how many times they should be able to vote.

Four—yes, four—Pittsburgh Penguins players were among the top six vote-getters. Some Penguins players are deserving, while others aren't as deserving.

In my opinion, fans should have to either base their votes on statistics or only be allowed to vote twice each day.

My choice would be to have the fans base their votes on statistics. Yes, I know this would be hard, if not impossible, to monitor, but I think this is the only way to make things fair.

I know a lot of people will say "It's an All Star game. It's just for fun," but fans pride themselves on these sort of things. They use this as a measuring stick of their teams success. If fans voted for the BEST players and not just their favorite players, we might have a true All-Star game.

Think about it.

The top three forwards, based on number of points, are Sidney C ...

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