Originally posted on Bleeding All Blue  |  Last updated 11/22/11
Earlier I shared the All-Star balloting results that were released today and no Rangers really have a realistic chance to be voted into the game.  There is no getting around that fact, but that does not mean that the campaign spearheaded by Kevin DeLury of TheNYRBlog should fail to go forth as planned.  No denying the discouragement at Dan Girardi being 72K votes behind Zdeno Chara for the final defensive spot in fan voting, but the campaign was not one of winning or bust for me.

To me the purpose of the campaign for Girardi was to get him a piece of the recognition that he deserves and that can be accomplished regardless of whether he actually gets voted into the game.  Girardi deserves to have his name amongst the top defenders in the league and even if he is not going to get voted in by fan ballots this year, the continued voting by Rangers' fans will keep his name on that list as he deserves to be.  Beyond that the goal can change to have Girardi be the number one player overall in write-in votes.  In that particular race he is only 3,607 votes behind Bruins forward Tyler Seguin.



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