Vote for Rory?!?

Rory Fitzpatrick to the Allstar game? You better believe it…
Q: How can a defensemen that played 16 games this season, that has 0 point and is minus-2 so far could make it to the allstar game?

A: If enough fans wants him there.

There’s a new website around, www.VoteForRory.com that’s making more and more noise these days. So much noise that as of december 4, Rory Fitzpatrick was now listed as #12 on the list of defensemen for the Allstar game with 31 310 votes.

The website has also caught the attention of Radio-Canada (CBC’s french sister station) and they wrote an article on it ( http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/hockey/2006/12/04/004-rory-lundi.shtml )

Why Fitzpatrick to the Allstar game?
Here’s what the owner of the site had to say: ”Good question. Everyone has their reasons for voting, but the general consensus is that Rory is the perfect representative for all the players who work hard “behind the scenes” and never get any recognition.”

”If you’re reading this Rory, clear your schedule for that week – you’re going to Dallas!”

www.VoteForRory.com

also, you can check this article posted earlier:
http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/article7798.html

Comments?
Marco Normandin
HTR Vice-Admin


26 Responses to Vote for Rory?!?

  1. mojo19 says:

    They did a segment on sportsnet news the other night also. I already voted for Rory like 15 times by the time I saw that though, because there was an article on here about it a couple weeks ago. But he's like 200 000 votes behind Niedermyer, and you can only vote in the starters so that means 2 guys. He's not going to make it, but I bet he sets write-in vote records.

  2. gg_idiot says:

    Um….No thanks, I'll vote for someone who is good and deserving of the All Star Game.

  3. PaulK123 says:

     The All-Star Game is about showcasing all of the NHL's most talented players on one night, Rory Fitzpatrick doesn't fit that bill, don't get me wrong, I love what the guy does behind the scenes but is it worth taking a spot away from players like Boyle, Phillips, or Tallinder who deserve to be there?

  4. habswinthecup-again says:

     The All-Star game is about voting for your favorite player, not necessarily the most talented. That is why this all started, because teams in the East (Toronto, Detroit, etc.) have way more people and votes than teams in the West.

     They have fan voting to get the fan more into the game (I don't think it works), but I think they should get rid of fan voting entirelly and let the coaches, GM's and players vote for the All-Star game.

  5. CedrickRozon says:

    So Detroit's in the East now?!?
    well THAT's news to me
    go read the standings dude, you might learn a thing or two

  6. PaulK123 says:

     Rofl Detroit in the East!!!! Thats pretty funny! Anyways, the all-star game is about the best players thats why its called the ALL-STAR game, not the player with the most heart game!

  7. HabsRUs says:

    People who say that they'll vote for somebody deserving to be there is missing the whole point. People are voting Rory just to prove a point to the NHL. They want to prove that the voting system is a joke and needs to be changed. If Rory gets enough votes to start, or even come close enough to scare the NHL, they may change the system (or at least look into it). Im sure that nobody in their right minds think that Rory should be anywhere close to the All-star game

  8. habswinthecup-again says:

     Its an eastern city, I know it is in the Western Con., sorry to confuse you. My point was that the larger markets get their players in the game (whether they deserve it or not), and that is why this was started in the first place Dude.

  9. gg_idiot says:

    I get the point. I just don't want to take part in making a mockery of our league. Thanks though. I won't join the retarded masses in thinking that its a good idea to have some piece of crap 4th liner starting in the All Star Game.

    Maybe its all the retards that vote for Fitzpatrick that are missing the point? Like it isn't even funny. Atleast McGratton or Brashear would be funny.

  10. Marky2Fresh says:

    The NHL's all-star ballet is stupid, they list a bunch of notable people and pretty much force you to vote for one. 

    They should copy MLB's

  11. patdud says:

    the point of vote for rory is to highlight the flaws in the retarded allstar voting system. letting the fans pick is stupid, thats why jagr and hossa are 9th and 10th in voting when they lead the league in scoring and are the two most dominant players. they should have coaches and gms pick

  12. mojo19 says:

    I'm not voting Rory to make any kind of statement or anything like that. I just think its funny, and honestly, who gives a shit about the All-star game really? Might as well vote for Rory Fitzpatrick.

  13. thatleafsguy says:

    Since when did the NHL take part in ballet?

    Just for that I vote for Rory Fitzpatrick on my BALLOT.

  14. thatleafsguy says:

    No offense, but when a second year player and a rookie forward lead the voting, there is a problem with the system. I'm looking at you Sydney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. They are not stars yet, they are hyped up and popular but have not earned star status yet. That's like hyping Rory Fitzpatrick before his career in the NHL starts and the when he makes it to the league he is the most talked about player in the league making him highly popular and marketable and in the eyes of the kids, who will comprise most of the voting, will be selected ahead of far more deserving players. Neither Crosby nor Malkin deserve to be voted as starters for the All Star game. Popularity contest or not.  They should be playing in a young guns game, sophomores vs the rookies.

  15. gg_idiot says:

    Have you ever watched Crosby? You dumbass.

  16. NiittymakiForVezina says:

    I thought only the starters were voted for and the rest of the team was picked by some comittee?

  17. HabsRUs says:

    Make a mockery of the league? I think the league can do that by itself lately….. bullshit all-star balloting, too many penalties, retarded schedule, shootouts suck, etc.

    By the way. I've never, nor never will, vote rory into the allstar game.

  18. PhanufRoxs says:

    Fitzpatrick doesn't play in the East so how could he take Boyle, Phillips, or Tallinder's place?

  19. mojo19 says:

    If you hate everything about the NHL so much then stop watching.

  20. HabsRUs says:

    I dont hate everything about the league. I hate four things and I've listed them above.

    Im sure all West coast fans are thrilled that the Habs, Leafs, and even Ovechin, Crosby, and Malik only comes around once in four years.

    I'll admit, the shootouts are fun to watch but I still think its a poor way to decide a game of hockey. My opinion and Im sure many people agree.

    The all-star voting system is a joke. Thus the atricle, vote for Rory. If Rory Fitzpatrick can make it into the all-star game, or come close, something needs to be changed. But as I stated above, this is being done as a joke to prove something to the NHL. I hope it works

    As for the penalties, I wont even go there.

  21. jimbojones123 says:

    I'm now going to make 100 votes today JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE POUTING ABOUT THIS.  I'll try my best to to so every day if I can, just to make the point.  100 votes times lets say 25 more days.  2500 votes for RORY!  Oh, and writing in Lindros is funny too.

  22. jimbojones123 says:

    Oh, and Tim Thomas will get my write in for the east.  THAT GUY IS ON FIRE!

  23. peataters says:

    i don't vote for him!
    he does nothing he's always hurt he gets minimal minutes and is over paid vote for someone who deserves it like lupul or emery

  24. peataters says:

    so iis emery who came in as backup
    thomas came in fighting forstarter

  25. mojo19 says:

    You hate more than 4 things, or you wouldn't have written the "etc." at the end.

  26. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    the all star game is not some magical event. It is a fun event for the fans, theres nothing wrong with letting fans put their favorite players on the ballot.

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