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NHL All Star Fan Voting Is Predictable And Lame

The NHL announced today the six players voted by fans to feature in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, and the results are likely to piss off fans of 28 teams.

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The first six All-Stars are Sidney Crosby, Eveni Malkin, Kris Letang, and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Come on, guys. How about some diversity?

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As much as we hate him, of course we agree that Crosby deserves the honor. No argument there. And despite our write-in attempts, we knew that Alexander Semin was never going to make it. But Malkin and Ketang each have only 33 points this season, which has them tied for 35th in the league. Where are Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin? Or if this is really just a popularity contest, where is two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin?

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Capitals fans shouldn't get too upset about this. We're used to the Penguins getting unnecessarily hyped all the time, and the NHL will still be adding 36 more players to the All Star Game. We're just hoping for some diversity.

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