Staal 10th forward on 30-man voting list, Ward 4th on goalie list
The 21,525 votes garnered by Eric Staal placed him 10th of 30 forwards on the National Hocky League all-star ballot in week 1 voting totals released Tuesday afternoon. Cam Ward’s 19,517 votes claimed the 4th spot among nine goalies on the ballot. Other Canes noninees Rod Brind’Amour with 20,609 votes placed 13th and Erik Cole with 11,698 votes held the 17th spot among forwards.
Voting runs through January 2
There’s a direct link to the English language US ballot for the 2007 NHL All-Star game, or you can use http://tinyurl.com/yzu27e. Remember to vote Rod Brind’Amour, Erik Cole, and Eric Staal for Eastern conference forwards, and Cam Ward for Eastern Conference goalie. You can cast votes every day during the voting period.