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Kovalev is better than Ovechkin

At least that’s what NHL all-star ballot stuffers think. Because of rampant stuffing from Canadiens fans, and then counter-stuffing from Pittsburgh Penguins fans, the Eastern Conference starting lineup has four Canadiens players (Alex Kovalev, Andrei Markov, Carey Price and Mike Komisarek) and two Penguins players (Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin).

Though Habs and Penguins fans should be embarrassed by this, the fault lies in the National Hockey League, which setup a system of unverified voting for its all-star lineup and even encouraged people to vote as many times as they wanted.

Maybe it’s time to realize that online voting isn’t a proper way to poll the public on anything.


In what is clearly the most important vote of our time, Montreal is leading the worldwide online vote for placenames to be featured in a new Monopoly game. This is no doubt due in part to the efforts of people with lots of time on their hands who are making it their life’s mission to put this city on top.

The top 20 cities by vote will be used on the board, along with two “wildcard” cities to be voted on in another round. The top 20 currently include Vancouver and Toronto, the only Canadian cities in the pre-selected list of 68 to vote for. The “wildcard” race includes Quebec City, Winnipeg and Calgary.