Archive for December, 2006

Fitzpatrick on Facebook

December 30, 2006

[updated 1/3/2007] 

Online social networking groups with 5303 members boost the Rory campaign 

NHL all-star game voting is entirely online this year, so it’s fitting that both major social networking groups have large groups pushing Rory Fitzpatrick’s improbable write-in campaign.

Rory on Facebook 

The main facebook group ‘Vote in Rory Fitzpatrick at the NHL All-Star game’ (site registration required)  had 4,576 members by the end of voting on January 3. The facebook group was created by Riel Gallante of Universite Sainte-Anne, with both Gallante and Steve Schmid as admins.  The groups nine officers hail from seven different (mostly Canadian) schools.  The group page features a short bio of Rory, voting instructions, links to articles, audio, hfboards discussion threads, YouTube videos, and a link to the MySpace Rory group.There are 73 photos posted, 1014 wall posts, and a discussion board with 29 discussion threads with 292 posts. The group has even an offshoot Facebook group Cry Baby Don Cherry. In addition to the main Rory group at Facebook, there are 10 smaller Rory facebook groups with between 3 and 94 members each.

Some of the good wall posts at Facebook

Here’s a selection of some of the better wall posts on the Facebook group:

I say we all keep voting and when it comes down to crunch time we all have a mass vote where everybody on the internet absolutely unloads votes for rory moving him from 3rd to 1st in an unexpected, go for gold, explosion to the finish line that will leave bettman baffled. 

Teams made up of all highpriced all-stars dont ever do anything , look at Canada’s team in the Olympics, couldn’t have been better. Teams need the Rory’s because they are what holds the team together and wins games

Better 3rd now then next week. I think him being third woke everyone up and reminded ppl to vote. LET’S DO IT!

At first I was apathetic to this whole movement, I didn’t care that people were writing him in, but I wasn’t going to do it. But now I’ve got people all the way from Wayne Gretzky to the nobodies on message boards telling me that I shouldn’t want Rory in the game, and that voting for him would make me less of a hockey fan. Well I’ll be damned if anyone’s going to tell me who I want to see in the all-star game. I think this is a good oppritunity to show that it’s the fans of this sport that should have the say in what they want to see out there. It’s not going to hurt the game, in fact it might make it better. A lot of these “unskilled” guys have some cool tricks (think Marek Malik’s shoot-out goal last year) and if that’s who the fans want to see then that’s who should be there!

Don’t let that wannabe Lidstrom beat Fitzy, Screw you Don Cherry. Lets vote.

Rory at MySpace

Over at MySpace, the Rory group has 729 members (including fan websites for many other NHL teams). The site has pictures, quotes, some links, some embedded YouTube videos, and a wall with 192 comments. The group moderator has sent out four eight bulletins to members in the last two five days reminding members to vote for Rory. There is also a Rory MySpace message board with 74 posts.

Vote often through January 2

all-star ballot

Rory Fitzpatrick 3rd in West

December 27, 2006

Canucks D-man close to NHL All-star game starting spot

With just one week left in voting for the 2007 NHL all-star game, the improbable write-in campaign for Vancouver Canucks defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick is in sight of victory. Week 6 voting totals released by the NHL December 27 show Fitzpatrick in the #3 spot, with the top 2 vote getters after voting concludes January 2 getting a starting spot in the lineup.

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Week 6 Eastern results

December 26, 2006

Week 6 voting totals out, Canes have three forwards in top 14 of 32 slots

In All-Star game voting totals covering the first six weeks of balloting, Carolina Hurricanes candidate Erik Cole was in 8th place with 245,049 votes, Rod Brind’Amour in 9th place with 233,347 votes, and Eric Staal in 14th place with 155,831 votes. There are 32 forwards with vote totals reported. Last week the 3 Canes candidates were 8th, 9th, and 13th.

Cam Ward still 4th in goalie votes

In goal, Cam Ward remained in 4th place of 9 candidates with 187,374 votes.

Vote often through January 2

all-star ballot

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.

Fitzpatrick campaign overview

December 26, 2006

You may have come here looking for information on the NHL all-star game balloting or about Rory Fitzpatrick from a search engine search, an ad on http://www.voteforrory.com, or a link on a message board post or a Facebook or MySpace Rory group. Welcome!

I’ve tried to put together a blog with comprehensive coverage of the Rory Fitzpatrick campaign. As of the release of week 6 voting results, Rory was in third place among Western Conference defensemen!

Media and blog coverage

Coverage of the Rory campaign has mushroomed. From November 20-January 9, I’ve catalogued with direct links 105 stories and links to audio and video coverage of the phenomenon, and 245 blog posts.

Technorati has generated a neat updating graph that shows blog posts that mention Rory Fitzpatrick for the last 60 days.
Technorati Chart

and that mention the NHL All-Star game in the last 60 days.
Technorati Chart

The HF Boards

The campaign jumpstarted on November 19 with a thread started by Sabres fan Steve Schmid on HFBoards. By January 9 there were 13 discussion threads with a total of 11,442 posts and 352,776 views. Another good Rory discussion thread is at the official Canucks.com message board, which as of January 8 had 1,757 posts and 57,940 views.

VoteForRory.com

Steve Schmid’s website VoteForRory has great links on the left side of his page to YouTube videos, and the Facebook and MySpace groups devoted to the campaign. Check it out. By the end of voting on January 2, the site had received over 339,000 hits, and had climbed over 361,000 hits by January 9.

Facebook and MySpace

As of January 2, 2007, a Facebook.com campaign group with 4,576 members and a MySpace.com group with 727 members were actively supporting the Rory campaign.

Rory on YouTube

 As of January 31, there were 31 different Rory Fitzpatrick videos up at YouTube, the most famous being two satirical attack ads posted december 10, one focused on Nicklas Lidstrom and viewed 42,407 times, and the other focused on Scott Niedermeyer and viewed 45,303 times.

Why this blog?

I started this blog on November 10 as part of a project for a graduate school journalism class on “Writing for Digital Media” My initial plan was to cover the Carolina Hurricanes all-star game nominees. I averaged 40-60 hits per day on the blog. I did my first post on Rory on November 27, and quickly realized that Rory Fitzpatrick was going to be the #1 story in the runup to the 2007 NHL all-star game in Dallas. My peak traffic so far has been 1,137 daily hits on December 21. As part of a marketing phase of the class project, I placed an ad at VoteForRory, making a donation to the Canucks for Kids fund in return for the ad placement. I’ve been getting between 100 and 250 hits a day to this blog from that ad.

Rory media Dec 25-31

December 25, 2006

This blog entry covers media and blog stories December 25-present. Complete December 1- present media coverage is here, complete December 1-present blog coverage here

Rory’s media coverage

With the official announcement from NHL that Rory Fitzpatrick is the #3 vote getter among Western Conference defensemen, media coverage has accelerated.

Here’s a sampler of coverage (link on left is to the general website, link on right is to the specific story or post):

(updated December 31)

Media

USA Today (12/31) Notes: Orr, Brashear suspended, Fitzpatrick has a point

The Province (12/31) ALL-STAR GAME; 10 reasons to make ‘histoRory’

espn.com (12/30) Sedin’s two goals, assist, pace Canucks past Oilers Game notes (end of story)

tsn.ca (12/28) Hodge on WJHC points, Rory, and Sid

Calgary Sun (12/28) ‘Net loss for Fitzpatrick some good Fitzpatrick quotes on Cherry

Canada.com (12/28) Fitzpatrick feels sting from Cherry, falls to third in voting

Canada.com (12/28) If Rory can, so can Woz

Vancouver Sun (12/28) No. 1 in fans’ hearts, No. 3 in fan balloting

Toronto Sun (12/28) Cherry’s comments hurt Fitzpatrick

Chronicle-Herald (Halifax) (12/28) Defenceman Fitzpatrick falls in NHL all-star voting

Kansascity.com (12/28) Write-in candidate slips

Mercury News (12/28) Stars captain sidelined after surgery on wrist

Akron Beacon-Journal (12/28) More injured Ducks

espn.com (12/27) Fitzpatrick falls to third in All-Star voting

sportsnet.ca (12/27) All-star fortunes failing

Sports Illustrated (12/27) Defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick falls to third in NHL all-star voting

The Province (12/27) Fitzpatrick stung by Cherry’s remarks quotes from Rory, reporter calls Cherry mean-spirited

tsn.ca (12/27) Fitzpatrick falls in all-star voting

NHL.com (12/27) Fans have their say on Rory

Victoria Times Colonist (12/27) Hey Cherry, look in the mirror (subscription required for full story)

Globe & Mail (12/26) Fitzpatrick’s campaign still going strong (this story repeat’s last week’s numbers as if they are new, a product of the NHL’s confusing 12/26 news release)

Detroit News (12/25) Fitzpatrick backers have run amok

Blogs

Eyes on the Prize (12/31) Bloggers Can Aim Higher than Rory (excellent focus on what to do after January 2nd)

Bloggin’ The Philly Sports Scene (12/31)  The Phanatic Needs You!

The Best Damn Sports Blog – Period (12/31) What’s This Vote for Rory Crap?!

Innovation in a Networked World (12/30) Rory Fitzpatrick’s Own Internet Bubble

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Wikinomics (12/30) Rory Fitzpatrick’s Own Internet Bubble

Crazy Jokes (12/30) Hockey World (Canada.com)

Backseat Blogger (12/29) Is Rory Fitzpatrick an NHL allstar?

Maxwell’s House (12/29) Sour Grapes (includes link to the YouTube video of the coaches corner segment where Cherry goes after Rory)

Out of Bounds (12/29) Rory Fitzpatrick is Not an All-Star, but Neither is the Voting System

Spector’s Blog (12/29) Pre-New Years notes

Super Rookie’s World (12/28) Vote for Rory! Down to the Wire

A BCer in Toronto (12/28) Make Rory an All-Star

The Supreme Unknown (12/28) Vote for Rory

Dan (12/28) Random Stuff

One Red Paperclip (12/28) Vote for Rory

Hard Drive Life (12/28) Drugs, sports, and sports writers a bad mix

Face Off Hockey Show (12/28) Around the Rink 12.28.06

Kukla’s Corner (12/28) Golbez on Fitzpatrick Saga

Out of Left Field (12/28) Hockey Last Night: Northwest Passage

Off Wing Opinion (12/28) Time to Stop Complaining About Rory Fitzpatrick

Fauxrumors (12/28) Rory Fitzpatrick Will Be Denied!

Buzz Canuck (12/28) Rock the Vote – Vote for Rory

HockeyNation (12/28) The Rory conspiracy  (excellent tongue in cheek piece)

Jes Golbez’s Hockey Rants (12/28) Rory Fitzpatrick Falling on Hard Times

Randball (12/28) Thursday edition: Wha’ happened?

Ryan Northcott (12/28) Vote for Rory

James Mirtle (12/28 ) Why Rory won’t go

Fark.com (12/28) Espn followup (not exactly a blog, but the comments are priceless)

Hockey-Madness (12/27) Rory Fitzpatrick falls to 3rd

Two for Elbowing (12/27) Kukla’s Corner (a must read)

Big marketing for small business (12/27) Vote for Rory viral campaign is winning

Dispatches from the Night Desk (12/27) Vote for Rory

Musings About Center Ice (12/27) Grinders: the superstars of the NHL

I’m a ****ing 100 dollar bills (12/27) Well spoken girls in stilettos are something to fear

Canucks Hockey (12/27) Rory slips to 3rd and that CBC thing

Gouche’s Corner (12/27) All-star or No-Star? By the Fads

Out of Left Field (12/27) Rory campaign losing steam

Hockey Nation (12/27) Crosby’s Star Shines Brightly

850 & 620 The Blog (12/26) Live from the RBC Center

Jo2’s blog (12/26) Don’t vote for Rory and how I became middle-aged overnight

Vancouver and Beyond (12/26) Vancouver in Flames (Arena) Again

Brad Touesnard (12/25) Merry Christmas Rory fans

Razor With an Edge (12/25) Christmas

West Coast Chaos (12/25) Vote for Rory

This blog entry covers media and blog stories December 25-present. Complete December 1- present media coverage is here, complete December 1-present blog coverage here
Vote often through January 2

all-star ballot

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.

Rory Fitzpatrick #2 in Western defensemen

December 20, 2006

Canucks D-man in sight of NHL All-star game starting spot

With just two weeks left in voting for the 2007 NHL all-star game, the improbable write-in campaign for Vancouver Canucks defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick is in sight of victory. Week 5 voting totals released by the NHLDecember 20 show Fitzpatrick in the #2 spot, with the top 2 vote getters after voting concludes January 2 getting a starting spot in the lineup.

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Week 5 Eastern vote totals

December 19, 2006

Week 5 voting totals out, Canes have three forwards in top 15

In All-Star game voting totals covering the first five weeks of balloting, Carolina Hurricanes candidate Erik Cole was in 8th place with 225,006 votes, Rod Brind’Amour in 9th place with 207,329 votes, and Eric Staal in 13th place with 137,052 votes. There are 32 forwards with vote totals reported. High write-in candidate was Thomas Vanek with 133,195. 

Cam Ward still 4th in goalie votes 

In goal, Cam Ward was in 4th place of 9 with 158,627 votes. Cristobal Huet was the highest write-in candidate with 90,859 votes.

Vote often through January 2

all-star ballot

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.

Rory Fitzpatrick Media Dec 18-24

December 19, 2006

This blog entry covers media and blog stories December 18-24. Complete December 1- present media coverage is here, complete December 1-present blog coverage here

Rory’s media coverage

With the official announcement from NHL that Rory Fitzpatrick is the #2 vote getter among Western Conference defensemen,  media coverage will be accelerating.

Here’s a sampler of coverage (link on left is to the general website, link on right is to the specific story or post):

(updated December 24)

Media Websites

News & Observer (Raleigh NC) (12/24) “Vote for Rory” critics are kidding … right?

The State (Columbia SC) (12/24) NHL write-in campaign nears its goal

Star-Tribune (Minneapolis) 12/24 Sunday insider and continued

Edmonton Sun (12/24) Grapes says Fitzpatrick campaign is “a joke’

cNews (12/23) Don Cherry blasts fan campaign to send journeyman blue-liner to all-star game

CBC (12/23) Hockey night in Canada Coaches Corner with Don Cherry and Ron McLean (video clip)

Canada.com (12/23) NHL should listen to Gretzky and intervene in ‘Vote for Rory’ Internet all-star game campaign

Los Angeles Times (12/22) He’s a bit out of place as an all-star also page 2 of story

Rocky Mountain News (12/22) NHL Lineup -December 22 (second story)

Dallas Morning News (12/22) All-star campaign reveals system’s flaws

Canada.com (12/22) Online masses embrace Canucks player

Globe & Mail (12/22) Internet rebels boost unlikely NHL all-star (front page story in print edition) A MUST READ

Northern Life (Sudbury) (12/22) Internet campaign revolves around former Wolves captain

Detroit News (12/22) Lidstrom OK with write-in

Buffalo News (12/22) Tallinder should be back soon

Arizona Republic (12/22) Vote for Rory All-Star push irks Gretzky

ESPN TV (12/21) The PTI boys wonder about the Rory Fitzpatrick All-Star campaign (Video clip from the 12/21 PTI TV show)

USAToday (12/21) NHL fans clicking to VoteForRory in waves | THIS STORY ALONG WITH A PICTURE OF RORY APPEARS ON PAGE C-1 OF THE DECEMBER 21 PRINT EDITION OF THE USA TODAY

The Province (12/21) League likes Rory for ‘fun’ factor A MUST READ

CBC Sports (12/21) Rory Fitzpatrick an all-star? So funny I forgot to laugh

Sports Illustrated (12/21) The 10 Spot (Item 10)

MSNBC.COM (12/21) Journeyman has shot to be All-Star starter

Los Angeles Times (12/21) Canuck’s Fitzpatrick is an All-Star with this fan

Ottawa Citizen (12/21)  NHL pulling for Rory, too (subscription required for full read)

Toronto Star (12/21) Internet campaign affects all-star voting (2nd story)

Express-News (San Antonio) (12/20) Click and Scroll: Online campaign for Fitzpatrick successful, but still in jeopardy

Sportsnet.ca (12/20) ‘Vote for Rory’ Gathers Steam 

tsn.ca (12/20) Fitzpatrick 2nd in Western Conference voting

NHL.com (12/20) Joe Thornton leads Western Conference vote-getters … (official story from the NHL that Rory Fitzpatrick is #2 among NHL defensemen)

The Province (12/20) Fitzpatrick makes move worthy of an all-star

NHL.com (12/19) Head to Head two stories: Respect the Process and Get on the Bandwagon

SportsFanMagazine.com (12/19) Rory Fitzpatrick: All-Star Starter

Versus (12/18) All-Star balloting Update. TV coverage of this week’s voting totals. Click on “VERSUS Exclusive – All-Star Balloting Update” for the video. Screen capture of week 5 cumulative voting totals:

Edmonton Sun (12/18) Let’s hope NHL can have fun with Rory story

NBC Sports (12/18) The Fitzpatrick Campaign Goes Negative (third story)

Blogs

Tiny Chunks of Empire (12/24) A Vote for Rory is a Vote for All of Us

Buzz Canuck (12/24) The Top 11 Word-of-Mouth Stories of 2006 (#7)

Out of Left Field (12/24) Kelly Hrudey did wear a helmet when he played, right?

NHL Audio (12/24) A Foot in the Crease – Episode 2.16

Caterwauls (12/24) Vote for Rory!

The Unofficial Anaheim Ducks Blog (12/24) In this weeks episode we recap

Kukla’s Corner (12/24) Fitzpatrick campaign a joke

Puck Podcast (12/24) Puck Podcast – December 24, 2006

Strategist’s Personal Library (12/23) Anything that gets Don Cherry mad has to be a good thing

FromCork2Toronto (12/23) Don Cherry – The Grinch that Stole Rory Fitzpatrick’s All-Star?

Larkin – MySpace Blog (12/23) Keep Voting for Rory Fitzpatrick!

Out of Left Field (12/23) Where’d the Year Go … November

Stephen Smart Online (12/23) All Star Game Voting

End To End Hockey (12/23) Episode 16 is Public

ThePensBlog (12/23) Jingle Pucks

Dan Murphy (12/22) To go or not to go

The 4th Star (12/22) Wayne Gretzky hates Rory Fitzpatrick

James Mirtle (12/22) Rory hits the front page (Mirtle links all his Rory blog coverage and has an image of the front page of the 12/22 Globe and Mail with a Rory story)

Dejuiced (12/22) The Internet isUnbelievable Now

Hockey Hearsay (12/22) Vote for Rory irks Gretzky

Burl’s Blog (12/22) Hockey News

The Influence Peddler (12/22) The Power of the Internet

Deadspin (12/22) Year in Review: November

The Spin on Sports (12/22) Mario and Rory

Lowetide (12/21 ) A few things (good read)

Tiny Chunks of Empire (12/21) He’d Vote for You

Boltsmag (12/21) Now you’re just being silly

Hockey Hearsay (12/21) Sabourin gets nod, Rory gets USA Today cover

John Bollwit Blog (12/21) Make Rory Fitzpatrick an all-star

FC Now (12/21) Vote for Rory

The Infamous Dinghy (12/21) Vote for Rory

The Pink Seats (12/21) Rory doesn’t belong on the top of my Christmas tree

Kara Yorio (12/20) Fans are pushing Fitzpatrick to All-Star Game

NASN blogs (12/20) Rory Who?

Kukla’s Corner (12/20) Rory #2

Deadspin (12/19) Vote for Rory Campaign Proving Frighteningly Successful

Off Wing Opinion (12/19) Fitzpatrick Passes Lidstrom, Niedermeyer Within Striking Distance

Andrew’s Dallas Stars and NHL Blog (12/19) Ducks; Rory Fitpatrick

BFG Blog (12/19) Vote Early and Vote Often

Canucks Hockey Blog (12/18) Rory Fitzpatrick: 2nd in All-Star voting

Off-Wing Opini0n (12/18) Fitzpatrick Moves into #2 Slot in Western Conference Voting

Road Apples (12/18) Vote early, vote often, vote Rory 

Vote often through January 2 all-star ballot

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.

All the HFBoards Rory threads

December 18, 2006

HFBoard Rory thread catalogue

The best assemblage of Rory Fitzpatrick commentary and strategizing has come from a series of posts on HFboards  By January 12, there had been 13 threads with a total of 11,973 posts and 368,738 views of the threads. All except the newest thread are locked to new posts.

                                       POSTS   VIEWS

Thread 13 (1/9 start)         663      18,938 

Thread 12 (1/5 start)         259      9,090 

Thread 11 (12/28 start)   1006    27,942
Thread 10 (12/21 start)  1004   29,860
Thread 9 (12/13 start)      989     35,492
Thread 8 (12/8 start)     1,004     32,982
Thread 7 (12/7 start)     1,002      26,028
Thread 6 (12/5 start)     1,006      28,185
Thread 5 (12/1 start)         992      29,281
Thread 4 (11/28 start)      987       30,877

Thread 3 (11/22 start)    1,027      33,741
Thread 2 (11/21 start)    1,011      25,635
Thread 1 (11/19 start)    1,023      40,687

Rory Fitzpatrick Media Dec 9-17

December 13, 2006

This blog entry covers media and blog stories December 9-17. Complete December 1- present media coverage is here, complete December 1-present blog coverage here

 Rory’s media coverage

With the release of week 3 voting totals and week 4 voting totals for the 2007 NHL All-Star game and Rory Fitzpatrick in 6th place among Western Conference D-men, press coverage has multiplied.

Here’s a sampler:

(updated December 17)

Media Websites

StarTribune.com (MN) (December 17) Internet gets out vote for journeyman Fitzpatrick

New York Daily News (December 17) Rory Glory (second story)

Toronto Sun (December 17) And Another Thing – Vote For Rory

espn.com (December 15) Rocking the vote (second story on the page)

fanball.com (December 14)  Sid, Alex, and Rory

espn.com (December 13)  Rocking the Boat in St. Louis; Rocking the Vote Out West

espn.com (December 13) Vote early; vote often

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (December 13) Fitzpatrick Gains ground in votes for All-Star Roster

The Province (December 13) Sharks fans take a big bite out of Fitzpatrick all-star drive

Newark Star-Ledger (December 13) Dowd Deflection Nearly Tips Balance

Edmonton Journal (December 13) Letting fans vote online unsatisfactoRory

Westmount (PQ) Examiner (December 12) C’mon, vote for Rory!

nbcsports.com (December 11) The Fitzpatrick Campaign Picks up Speed (2nd story)

Sports Illustrated (December 11) The 10-spot

Maksymum Hockey Radio (Rochester NY based) (December 11) Maksymum Hockey Radio interview with Rory and voteforrory founder Steve Schmid mp3 (60-minute hockey show some discussion at 3:36, interview with Steve Schmid from 13:32 to 19:56, interview with Rory starts at 31:49)

New York Times (December 10) Vote for Rory (2nd part of story)

Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier (December 10) Rory Who? NHL voting giving new meaning to crashing the net

usatoday.com (December 9) Rink Report: Fitzpatrick fans packing All-Star ballot box

Montreal Gazette (December 9) Fan voting for Canuck’s Fitzpatrick latest laugh in joke of an All-Star Game

Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester NY) (December 9) Hockey fan’s All-Star campaign snowballs

Blogs

Hockeybird.com (December 17) Leafed

James Mirtle (December 16) Burnside Backs Rory Campaign (will add link)

Bettman Hates Hockey (December 15) Sadly, It’s come to this

The Shoebox (December 15) Vote for Rory

Sabre Rattling (December 14) How I Became a Space Monkey and Voted for Rory

2-minute minor (December 13) Vote for Rory!

BumfOnline (December 13) Talk About Being a Schmuck (excellent response to the Edmonton Journal hit piece)

Cape Cat’s Blog (December 13) Vote for Rory

Canucks Hockey Blog (December 13) Fitzpatrick Gains 70,000 on Lidstrom

James Mirtle (December 13) Fitzpatrick Set to Make Return

Hockey Madness (December 12) Vote for Rory Clip

Pulled My Groin (December 12) What Could be the Coolest NHL All-Star Game Ever

 James Mirtle (December 11) A Vote for the Little Guy (Mirtle is a sports desk staffer at the Globe and Mail in Toronto)

James Mirtle (December 11) The Insanity Grows

Chris Nadeau Weblog (December 11) The Internet Really Does Work

Battle of Alberta (December 10) Big Deal. I am Very Professional.

Tom Benjamin’s NHL Weblog (December 10) Dump the Schmoozefest

Ted’s Hockey Emporium (December 9) Rory Fitzpatrick

BlogTrot (December 9) Send Rory Fitzpatrick to the All-Star Game

This blog entry covers media and blog stories December 9-17. Complete December 1- present media coverage is here, complete December 1-present blog coverage here
Vote often through January 2

all-star ballot

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.