Erik Cole with 103,566 votes has jumped to 6th place among 30 eastern conference forwards competing for three spots in the 2007 NHL All-Star game in just released Eastern Conference voting totals. Cole is just 9,000 votes short of a starting spot. Isolating just the voting totals for the second week of voting, Cole garnered 91,868 votes to place 3rd for the seven-day period.
Rod Brind’Amour is 14th with 38,551 votes, and Eric Staal is in 15th place with 37,742. The top three forwards in voting are Crosby 247,854, Malkin 156,469, and Ovechkin 112,501.
In goal, Cam Ward is in 5th place of 8 goalies with 33,430. Fleury is in 1st place with 138,151.
The NHL has issued a second press release with more voting analysis.
Online all-star 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.