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2017 NHL All-Star Fan Voting Opens December 1st

League keeps controversial fan ballot after John Scott rollercoster.

NHL: All Star Game-Skills Competition Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Fan-voting will open tomorrow for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, and we wait for the internet hive-mind to decide which 4th liner gets the John Scott treatment next year. From the League’s official press release:

“For the second straight year, the All-Stars will take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring four teams representing each NHL division. Fans will cast votes online at and via the NHL App for one player from each Division, without regard to position. Voting concludes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 2, with the top vote-getters by division – regardless of position – named All-Stars and captains.

The ballot will include a streamlined site to simplify the fan experience. Eligible players can be easily searched for, and re-voting is as easy as one-click. Fans will be permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per 24-hour period for each fan is 10. The ballot page at will include a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, which will be updated every Tuesday. “

The NHL still managed to add some caveats to prevent more John Scott-style shenanigans, but they only seem to exclude players not currently on an active roster, so players like Steve Ott are still in the mix. I think the Gametime community ought to get on the #Fabbri4ASG bandwagon and vote the kid in, he’s having a great season so far.