Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Fitzpatrick's All-Star Bid Falls Short
Alas, Rory Fitzpatrick of the Vancouver Canucks will not be headed to the All-star game in two weeks.
Fitzpatrick fell about 23,000 votes shy of grabbing a starting spot when the Western Conference meets the Eastern Conference in Dallas.
Hey!, what a run though, he still collected 550,000 plus votes. This story has really been the focus of the all-star game so I guess it has accomplished something. So, as I conclude the "Vote For Rory" campaign let me just say one last thing . . . RECOUNT!
Here are the final numbers amongst Western Conference defenseman:
Scott Niedermayer, ANA 591,657
Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 573,069
Rory Fitzpatrick *, VAN 550,177
Chris Pronger, ANA 433,972
Dion Phaneuf, CGY 395,168
Scott Hannan, SJS 378,206
Mattias Ohlund, VAN 326,717
John-Michael Liles, COL 234,598
Sergei Zubov, DAL 225,094
Robyn Regehr, CGY 223,063
Rob Blake, LAK 187,952
Mathieu Schneider, DET 186,431
Lubomir Visnovsky, LAK 177,650
Thanks for playing.