"It was only a matter of time before some supposedly harmless anarchist made the NHL's desperate desire for connection with the fan base blow up in its face."Remember, there's no such thing as a harmless anarchist, especially when they're blowing up the NHL's fan connection in the face.
Oh and here's something from David Vest in the Arizona Republic: even though Nicklas Lidstrom -- you know, a dude that actually plays in the All-Star game -- thinks the Vote for Rory campaign is in good spirit, Vest is not about to let him off the hook.
Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, who is third in the voting and apparently not bothered by the write-in campaign, told the Detroit News. 'It's not a big deal.'Even though the NHL and its players could care less (except maybe for coach Gretzky, of course), the sports typists still managed to work up quite the froth over Rorygate. Given the chance to vote for a favourite player to play in the NHL All-Star game, hockey fans committed the ultimate sin in the eyes of hockey scribes... voting for a favourite player to play in the NHL All-Star game.
Actually it is.
If Fitzpatrick wins a starting spot and accepts it, future All-Star Games likely would become a joke.
Well, the self-appointed guardians of hockey got their way: Rory Fitzpatrick won't be a problem on Jan. 24 and we can all get back to pretending that we aren't bored by the All-Star game in the first place.
Meanwhile, THE OILERS! Minutes from the opening faceoff against the Sharks and I can say this: we better win or else. ELSE!