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It’s an All Star Throwdown: The Canadien-Stars versus everyone else. And I’ll echo Mother Pucker’s thoughts this morning, who said:
I’m no rocket appliance when it comes to figuring out how someone may have hacked this voting system, but I will declare right now that something is up.
Indeed. First, let’s look at the Eastern Conference, where the current All Star fan voting indicates that those Canadiens fans have got this internet-voting-thingy down to a fine art form:
Noted in the Mercury News the other day,
The Sharks are clearing out for the summer, and that’s where you come in. The team is holding an equipment sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sharks Ice, 150 S. 10th St. Among the items for sale are game and practice jerseys (washed, hopefully), sticks, skates and “protective equipment.”
• Also: one trophy case, like new, and an unused can of silver polish. OK, not really.
• The champagne isn’t for sale, either, because that stuff is going to be goooooood by the time they get to open it.
The Dallas Stars are selling off their goods today as well. There’s a caution on the flyer below noting “Limit 12 sticks per customer,” but at least there’s no mention of washing anyone’s practice jersey. Eau de Brendan Morrow can be yours for a bargain basement price:
The Vancouver Canucks play the “gutless-pigs” tonight, and Alain Vigneault has a plan:
In: Trevor Linden, Jeff Cowan, Rick Rypien
Out: Brad Isbister, Byron Ritchie, Ryan Shannon
Yeah. That’ll solve everything.
The Dallas stars are in a flap over a small portion of the goaltending equipment used by Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks.
At issue are two small flaps that extend from the leg pads used by the 6-foot-3 Luongo. The flaps extend outside the allowable 11-inch width of each leg pad near the knee.
Dallas netminders Marty Turco and Mike Smith brought the issue into focus Thursday when they wore exaggerated cardboard flaps on their pads during the morning skate before the evening NHL game, with #1 written on each flap.
Luongo wears jersey No. 1 for the Canucks and has five shutouts this season, along with a goals against average of 2.04 and save percentage of .928.