Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A quick note on Rory Fitzpatrick

Since everyone and their grandmother has weighed in on the whole Vote for Rory thing, I figure I might as well do the same. After all, it's fun to be a lemming.

If voting ended today, Rory Fitzpatrick would be an All-Star. Some "purists" seem to think that it's an abomination that a hard working defenseman that has busted his proverbial butt to stay in the league, often shuttling back and forth to the minors, should be given such an honor. To those purists, I say this, "Lighten up frowny pants."

Seriously. And I thought I was grumpy.

If the fans choose to honor someone who embodies persistence, dedication, and hard work then let them. Hell, the commish made Dale Hunter an all star a few years back for those very same qualities.

The league needs to embrace this campaign. The NHL needs publicity. It needs people talking about it. This is the perfect vehicle. After all, it's one thing to write "thank you fans" on the ice in huge, annoyingly distracting letters at every arena. It's entirely another to actually listen to the fans, and to thank them the right way. Which is by doing what the fans want. And the Fans want Rory to be an All-Star.

Also, the attack ads on YouTube are hilarious. See them here and here.

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