So All-Star Voting is off to a quick start, and whether it's from the rumoured robot from Montreal to the Rory Fitzpatrick this year, it's been awesome. Here now, I display some statistics for all Sens players. We might find some surprises. I am basing this on today's lineup against the Rangers.
Dany Heatley-20,217 votes
Daniel Alfredsson-18,386 votes
Jason Spezza-9,748 votes
So this was easily our top vote-getter. Heatley leads the pack but he along with El Captino have a long way to enter the Top 3. Jason Speeza is a tad bit disappointing for me, must be the hate mail he's getting these days.
Antoine Vermette-81 votes
Jesse Winchester-15 votes
Chris Kelly-13 votes
No real surprises here, and now I am reminded the rest of the league know nothing about our Vermette dilemna here in Bytown.
Jarkko Ruutu-177 votes
Shean Donovan-19 votes
Dean McAmmond-8 votes
I was pretty sure Ruutu would make some strides in the balotting, because, every fan just loves him. Shean Donovan is getting more than I expected, while Dean McAmmond is doing just what I thought he would. Too bad, cause they deserve to go for their hard work in the NHL all these years.
Ilya Zubov-33 votes
Nick Foligno-19 votes
Cody Bass-0 votes
Now this is where the hilarity starts. Zubov, who has played only 3 games in his NHL career, has more votes than Foligno, Winchester, McAmmond, Donovan, and Kelly in forwards. Can we be seeing a Senator Rory Fitzpatrick this year? Foligno, I thought would lead this group with 30-50 votes but was I wrong. And Cody Bass, well, I feel bad for him.
First Defensive Pairing
Chris Phillips-9959 votes
Anton Volchenkov-363 votes
A little surprising here, Phillips hasn't been so good this year, but he's getting more votes 'cause he's on the ballot, unlike Volchie.
Second Defensive Pairing
Filip Kuba(Sens Buzz Write-In Campaign)-2173 votes
Alexandre Picard-64 votes
So our campaign is working fine, but still loyal readers, go vote vote vote! Picard I think has the right votes, but with the way he's playing, the number could increase big time.
Third Defensive Pairing
Jason Smith-83 votes
Brendan Bell-7 votes
Wow, Smith is getting some big votes, while Bell has got 7 votes under his belt in only 2 games. Awesome!
Alexander Auld-807 votes
Martin Gerber-217 votes
It looks like the Sens Army campaign for Auld is going well. I do think he should get notice for the work he's done this season. And Gerber....217 votes WTF? Who's voting for Gerbs? Tell me right now. I need to know.
Injuries, Scratches, Extra for Tonight's Game
Mike Fisher-225 votes
Chris Neil-32 votes
Christoph Schubert-19 votes
Ryan Shannon-6 votes
Luke Richardson-4 votes
At the top there's no big surprises, but then Ryan Shannon has 6 votes, despite only playing 2 periods this year, has more votes than Luke Richardson. But, hey, these things happen.
So, today I'm gonna vote again for the All-Star game and give Cody Bass his first vote(I hope). And than, I'll watch the Sens kick Ranger ass.
Kuba - Campoli Phillips - Volchenkov Smith/Picard - Lee
The Latest Buzz on the Sens
Dany Heatley- It's down to the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and San Jose Sharks. Expect the Wild to take their offer up a notch
Chris Kelly- The Detroit Red Wings want him but Bryan Murray wants to see the market for Kelly first, than decide on his future. The Florida Panthers have also expressed interest for him. If Heatley stays, Kelly is gone
Alexandre Picard- The Washington Capitals have inquired about Picard, who would look good next to Mike Green.
Jason Smith- The Oilers will take him IF he's packaged with Heatley. He can prove to be a great warrior and leader in the locker room.