All-Star Shame

I am a Paul Bissonnette fan because I think his twitter commentary adds considerable colour to the usual steady diet of predictable comments from NHL players. But please, people, think before you vote him to the All-Star Game in Carolina in January.

I am a Paul Bissonnette fan because I think his twitter commentary adds considerable colour to the usual steady diet of predictable comments from NHL players.

But please, people, think before you vote him to the All-Star Game in Carolina in January.

The little-used Phoenix Coyote heavyweight has zero goals, zero assists and has averaged only 5:22 of ice time in the eight games he has played. He has far more lofty numbers when it comes to all-star votes — 9,591 as of Friday morning.

While there’s no immediate danger that he will actually be voted to play in the game, it makes a mockery of the entire All-Star Game weekend when he has more votes than front-line players such as Brad Richards (9,238), Daniel Alfredsson (9,071) and Ryan Kesler (8,020). Chris Stewart, who has had a breakout first quarter of the season with the Colorado Avalanche, is less than 200 votes ahead of Bissonnette.

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