24 April, 2014

The World Ends Tonight at 9pm EST

“In the coming month, Penguins fans and Caps fans from around the world
will form the most unholy alliance to date. And we will be launching
the largest internet battle in the history of the NHL.”

2009 NHL All Star Game LogoThat is a quote straight from the irreverent and extremely funny Pensblog.  The force behind this unholy alliance is the Montreal Canadiens — more specifically, their internet-ballot-stuffing fans.  More from The Pensblog:

“We will be united in our common interest of jobbing Montreal
Canadien fans and getting Alex Ovechkin into the starting lineup for
the All-Star Game. Perhaps it’s fate that bitter rivals have decided to
join forces, not to fight tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but to
cause humiliation to smug Canadien fans. We are fighting for our right
to see the best three players in the world play on the same line, to
enjoy it.”

It’s hard to argue with that logic.  Which brings us to the end of the world.  They are asking their readers as well as the readers of the other Pens and Caps blogs to stage the “Vote of the Year” and vote for Alex Ovechkin at least 10 times at 9:00pm.  You have two ways to vote:

  • Surf over to vote.nhl.com and do your civic duty.
  • During the 3rd Period of the Caps/Sens game, whip out your cell phone and text “Ovechkin” to 81812  *Standard text messaging rates apply.

Let’s “Rock the Vote” while we “Rock the Red”.


  1. hockeyfan8 wrote:

    I think I’ve already been voting for Ovie like 10 times a day! ;D

    12 December, 2008 at 1:34 pm | Permalink
  2. Pen Hater wrote:

    I would rather Ovie take the All-Star game off and rest. I also hate the Penguins and I wouldnt join forces with them if we were playing the Al Quada national team.

    12 December, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  3. Stratocaps wrote:

    Pen Hater, I’m with you. I’ll vote for OV, but not in any Penguins alliance.

    12 December, 2008 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
  4. NS2NOVA wrote:

    If you type in “CAPS”, doesn’t it give a vote to any Caps listed in the top 10 for all positions?

    12 December, 2008 at 6:57 pm | Permalink
  5. NS2NOVA wrote:

    Do you think if we get enough votes in before the deadline, we could get Brett Leonhart in as the starter?

    12 December, 2008 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
  6. Tim wrote:

    A word of advice, it’s really easy to select the guys each time after you do it once:
    select your choices,
    hit back,
    wait a minute, (notice your choices are still there)
    vote again.

    12 December, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  7. Diamond Dave wrote:

    Go HABS Go!

    13 December, 2008 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  8. jeffery van den engh wrote:

    i’ll take “smug” canadiens fans any day over the emphatic jealousy and petiness that this article suggests.

    13 December, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Permalink