Found November 15, 2011 on Puck Drunk Love:
Recently, the ballot for the 2012 All-Star Game was released. Voting is underway online and everyone is already speculating which players will make the cut and which will fall short. Every season we find numerous snubs on the ballot as well as numerous players that really have no right being involved in the discussion. While we find several players to dispute each and every season, the 2012 ballot struck a new chord and screamed of one consistent trait in how the list of players was assembled - laziness. With such a poor attempt at putting together a balanced ballot, why not scrap the whole concept and start somewhere new? For starters, I don't envy whichever employee, or employees, of the NHL that has the task of putting together the ballot for the All-Star Game. Unless you include absolutely every player, some fan out there will attack your integrity, claim the ballot is rigged, or get upset about why their favorite guy was left off. That being said, it's clear the...

AlmostGood to see young Johansen step it up and score both goals in a 2-1 win. Mason stops 35 of 36 shots. Jeff Carter is activated and plays 20+ minutes. Niktin, received in a Friday trade for Kris Russell, gets an assist. 0 for 4... on... the... power play! Sorry, held off for years but had to do that at least once (c:

First Period Update: Blues 1, Panthers 1

Florida ties it 1-1 on goal by Mike Santorelli. The Blues gave up possession in their end and, with Barret Jackson going down to block the shot, Santorelli whipped a shot past Jaroslav Halak.
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