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The "top six" vote-getters for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game have been announced and - surprise surprise - a lot of them are Ottawa Senators. The game will be taking place in Ottawa this year on January 29.
Erik Karlsson received the most votes with Daniel Alfredsson coming in second. Those two players will be joined by their Senators teammates Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek. Dion Phaneuf and Tim Thomas have also been voted into the game. All of those players are from Eastern Conference teams and five of the six play their home games in Ontario.
Of course, this reminds us of the Montreal Canadiens All-Star Game voting controversy from a few years ago. Canadian fans sure love to vote. NHL.com has a full list of all vote leaders online. Somehow Sidney Crosby is listed sixth among forwards. Maybe the Penguins telling people to vote for him helped.
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