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All-Star voting ends tonight

Jan 4, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

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Last chance to vote for the six automatic bids to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game – the polls close tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Try not to bring the internet to its knees as you rush over to

How’s the voting gone so far?


Toronto’s Phil Kessel is the overall leader, but Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson has made up some ground since last week. The leaderboard remains almost exclusively an all-Ontario affair, with Ottawa’s Jason Spezza in third place, Ottawa’s Milan Michalek in fifth place and Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul in sixth place.

On defense, it’s Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson and Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf leading the way.

Boston’s Tim Thomas holds first place among goaltenders, but Toronto’s James Reimer isn’t far behind in second place.

Man, the Leafs and Senators must be really good teams.

Fan voting is clearly problematic, but at least most of those guys would’ve been all-stars regardless.

The only one that doesn’t belong is Reimer. The Leafs’ young goalie is 7-4-4 with a mediocre .900 save percentage.


  1. me11ss - Jan 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    As much as I hate to admit and say, fan voting has to go the way of the dinosaur. I will also admit, as a Red Wings fan, I am disappointed that Howard was left off of the ballot as he presently leads the NHL with 24 wins, 5 ahead of Rinne & Fleury…

    • miketoasty - Jan 5, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      Pens fan here, and I agree with you on the Howard thing. Man leads in Wins (By a pretty good margin), 1 shutout behind the league leader, and one of the best in both save % and GAA. Guy is either a beast or has some great defense… Or both? Would love to see goalies go as follow: Thomas, Howard, Fleury.

  2. paultripp - Jan 5, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Leafs fan. I dont see how reimer could have gotten 1 vote since his comeback. He was carrying our squad but he fully dropped off and is in no way comparable to any of the other candidates mentioned. Someday he’ll b there but he is sure not an all-star today.

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