Lets get Rory Fitzpatrick into the all-star game...UPDATE!!!

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Post by Harold » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:58 am

UPDATE!
After lots of media coverage last week and a voting blitz Rory was the top vote-getter last week and is now in FIFTH place among western conference defenceman!

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=28 ... rvice=page

Defensemen
Scott Niedermayer ; Anaheim 329,657
Nicklas Lidstrom ; Detroit 317,373
Chris Pronger Anaheim 219,372
Dion Phaneuf ; Calgary 208,945
*Rory Fitzpatrick ; Vancouver 144,819
Sergei Zubov ; Dallas 110,562
Mattias Ohlund ; Vancouver 110,146
Scott Hannan ; San Jose 108,757
Mathieu Schneider ; Detroit 88,449
Rob Blake ; Los Angeles 83,814
Robyn Regehr ; Calgary 77,205
John-Michael Liles ; Colorado 71,360
Lubomir Visnovsky ; Los Angeles 57,928

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Post by tuzzi44 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:02 pm

:shock:

Thats awsome! I think after this year, they may change this system of voting because of all this, but hey its funny!
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Post by Mantle » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:55 pm

Well, it's front page on tsn.ca right now so that's a hell of a lot more exposure again!

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Post by tuzzi44 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:28 pm

LOL i just saw a story done about Rory on the Score! theyre saying his ranked 5th in the voting among defensemen!! :D

They also showed someone in the locker room (didnt show his face) and he was wearing a "vote for pedro" shirt, with the perdro crossed off with Rory's name written underneath.... just hillarous
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Post by Tukaram » Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:30 am

Somebody at the Toronto Star wrote that Fitzpatrick going to the All-Star game is no more ridiculous than Bryan McCabe having the most All-Star votes amongst Eastern Conference defensemen.

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Post by ClamRussel » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:46 pm

Its true actually, in fact there's more than a few players on those lists that shouldn't be there.

I heard memos went out prohibiting on-air commentators from discussing Rory in the all-star game. Apparently fascism in the NHL rears its ugly head once again.

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Post by ClamRussel » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:50 pm

Anyone see this yet? LMAO

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Rory's even got a myspace page now.... http://www.myspace.com/voteforrory

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Post by ClamRussel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:56 pm

*bump* Holy smokes Rory's in SECOND place!!!!
Keep 'em coming!

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Post by mattola » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:51 am

Look at the lead Luongo has wow..

This is perfect and sums up what the All Start game has become it is not a game that shows it stars of the year but a game of showing stars of the past, of fan favorites no matter how they are playing. They will change the rules after this. god I hope Fitz makes it I would love it. I dont think he will play but the point would be there.

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Post by mattola » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:52 am

if Fitzy makes it I may even buy his All Star Jersey :)

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Post by puckhead » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:25 am

wow. can't believe he's made it to top2.
the youtube ads must have pushed him over the top.

hopefully this causes the NHL to change their voting system
Maybe they'll call it "the Rory Rule", though Damphousse was just as bad.

what the hell, I'm off to vote again.
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Post by Tukaram » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:29 pm

I wonder what reason they'll have to keep him from playing if he gets voted in?

Personally, I think it would be great if he got in. Lots of publicity for NHL hockey. ;)

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Post by Grizzly » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:59 am

Tukaram wrote:I wonder what reason they'll have to keep him from playing if he gets voted in?

Personally, I think it would be great if he got in. Lots of publicity for NHL hockey. ;)
It is actually quite an interesting scenario from a PR point of view... I wonder if the NHL will try to go along with the fun and positively promote it or whether they will try and knock it out as joke and blackball it.

I bet there are alot of NHL topdogs now scratching their heads wondering what they should do ... how its handled could either make it a big disaster for the NHL or it could actually be turned into a brilliant marketing scheme ... it is certainly turning heads thats for sure.

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Post by Cornuck » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:51 am

Given what we've seen from the league brass in the past, I can see them dropping the ball on this one. I don't expect them to have fun with it and promote the idea. I would be they see it as someone making a mockery of 'their' all star game.
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Post by Cookie La Rue » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:59 pm

i hate allstar games too , maybe it'll change if Rory will deliver some thunderous checks. :mrgreen:
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