So ... Rory. Rory Fitzpatrick, the write-in candidate for the NHL All-Star Game that has become a Web cause celebre, is moving up the charts. How much? He's currently No. 2 among Western Conference Defensemen, ahead of Nikolas Lidstrom and just behind Scott Niedermayer. That would put him in the starting lineup. He has picked up more than 100,000 votes in the last week, and if he can keep this up, he could end up setting a new vote record. (Though it never hurt to keep voting!)
Canonical hockey blogger Eric McErlain at Off Wing Opinion wonders about the politics of the whole matter.
One thing ought to be clear: The Fitzpatrick Campaign is playing with house money at this point. They've accomplished more than they could have ever possibly dreamed. If they don't go for the ultimate goal here, they may never have another chance, as the league is certain to alter the voting rules in the future.
Don't let 'em fall behind this time: Keep voting for Rory.
Vote For Rory [Official Site]
Fitzpatrick Passes Lidstrom, Niedermayer In Striking Distance [Off Wing Opinion]
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