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Drew Doughty, Teemu Selanne lead the local teams in NHL All-Star voting

November 29, 2010 |  7:34 pm


The overall vote leader in the NHL's All-Star balloting is no surprise: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (pictured above). After two weeks of online voting, he now has 218,791 votes. 

The nicest surprise? The guy who jumped up to second place while no one was looking. That would be Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, whose 145,726 votes are the most among write-in candidates. That's right. Write-in. Price has been outstanding in goal so far this season.

Tampa Bay's scoring machine Steven Stamkos is third with 141,818 votes.  More than 6 million votes have been cast through last weekend.

But what about the Kings and Ducks?

Teemu Selanne is doing the best among Ducks with 25,545 votes. Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry aren't far behind him, though. Noteworthy write-in totals: goaltender Jonas Hiller has 9,791, Lubomir Visnovsky 7,137 and Cam Fowler 6,938.

The Kings?

Drew Doughty is leading the way with 94,606. Anze Kopitar has 31,923, while the very deserving Ryan Smith has 16,465. Noteworthy is team scoring leader Justin Williams as a write-in candidate with 8,486. Jonathan Quick comes in ninth among goaltenders with 40,140, while defenseman Jack Johnson has 12,871 write-in votes.

But it really makes you wonder what is going on when former Kings player Sean Avery (he currently ranks third in the league for penalty minutes) of the New York Rangers has 38,551 write-in votes. Even as a joke, this isn't funny.

Through Jan. 3, NHL fans will be able to select up to six players by position -- three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender -– without regard to the conference in which their teams play.

As part of a new format for the 2011 All-Star game, the three forwards, two defensemen and goalie with the most votes will be named first NHL All-Stars. Want to vote? Click here. Meanwhile, here are

the latest totals from the NHL as of Monday morning:


*write-in candidate

Sidney Crosby 218,791 Pittsburgh
Steven Stamkos 141,818 Tampa Bay
Jonathan Toews 139,570 Chicago
Alex Ovechkin 120,966 Washington
Patrick Kane 108,649 Chicago
Michael Cammalleri 107,575 Montreal
Mike Richards 107,322 Philadelphia
Evgeni Malkin 106,136 Pittsburgh
*Claude Giroux 103,620 Philadelphia
Pavel Datsyuk 96,577 Detroit
Marian Hossa 96,216 Chicago
Danny Briere 93,652 Philadelphia
*Tomas Plekanec 93,528 Montreal
Brian Gionta 77,671 Montreal
Henrik Zetterberg 77,509 Detroit
Eric Staal 62,113 Carolina
Jeff Carter 61,464 Philadelphia
Johan Franzen 57,797 Detroit
Nicklas Backstrom 48,554 Washington
Henrik Sedin 42,517 Vancouver
*Alexander Semin 41,521 Washington
*Patrick Sharp 41,196 Chicago
*Sean Avery 38,551 NY Rangers
Daniel Sedin 38,462 Vancouver
Phil Kessel 32,981 Toronto
Marian Gaborik 32,134 NY Rangers
Anze Kopitar 31,923 Los Angeles
Joe Thornton 29,432 San Jose
*Jeff Skinner 27,958 Carolina
*Chad LaRose 26,481 Carolina
Martin St. Louis 26,108 Tampa Bay
Teemu Selanne 25,545 Anaheim
Patrice Bergeron 24,436 Boston
Paul Stastny 24,386 Colorado
Patrick Marleau 23,956 San Jose
Dany Heatley 23,481 San Jose
Rick Nash 22,902 Columbus
Ryan Getzlaf 20,800 Anaheim
Jarome Iginla 20,165 Calgary
Bobby Ryan 20,063 Anaheim
Milan Hejduk 17,938 Colorado
*Brandon Dubinsky 17,933 NY Rangers
Corey Perry 17,894 Anaheim
TJ Oshie 17,552 St. Louis
David Krejci 16,810 Boston
Ryan Smyth 16,465 Los Angeles
*Chris Stewart 16,189 Colorado
Brad Richards 15,751 Dallas
Derek Roy 15,401 Buffalo
Zach Parise 14,661 New Jersey
Thomas Vanek 13,952 Buffalo
*Paul Bissonnette 13,332 Phoenix
*Jussi Jokinen 13,146 Carolina
*Maxime Talbot 12,879 Pittsburgh
Daniel Alfredsson 12,741 Ottawa
RJ Umberger 12,676 Columbus
*Ryan Kesler 11,758 Vancouver
*Ryan Callahan 11,260 NY Rangers
Ilya Kovalchuk 10,487 New Jersey
Mikko Koivu 10,440 Minnesota
Jason Spezza 10,137 Ottawa
Vincent Lecavalier 9,691 Tampa Bay
John Tavares 8,844 NY Islanders
*Nathan Horton 8,775 Boston
*Justin Williams 8,486 Los Angeles
*Milan Lucic 8,114 Boston
Ales Hemsky 7,891 Edmonton
*David Perron 6,791 St. Louis
Shane Doan 6,656 Phoenix
Brenden Morrow 5,999 Dallas
*Chris Kunitz 5,565 Pittsburgh
*Dustin Brown 5,312 Los Angeles
*Ville Leino 5,302 Philadelphia
*Andrei Kostitsyn 4,992 Montreal
*Matt Duchene 4,779 Colorado
*Loui Eriksson 4,731 Dallas
David Booth 4,653 Florida

Duncan Keith 137,642 Chicago
Chris Pronger 137,549 Philadelphia
Nicklas Lidstrom 134,626 Detroit
*Kris Letang 115,862 Pittsburgh
Kimmo Timonen 110,599 Philadelphia
Drew Doughty 94,606 Los Angeles
Brent Seabrook 92,501 Chicago
*P.K. Subban 89,050 Montreal
Mike Green 80,572 Washington
Brian Rafalski 67,873 Detroit
Zdeno Chara 62,611 Boston
*Dustin Byfuglien 59,138 Atlanta
Paul Martin 51,516 Pittsburgh
Marc Staal 47,396 NY Rangers
Andrei Markov 43,517 Montreal
Dan Boyle 41,857 San Jose
Shea Weber 37,061 Nashville
Joni Pitkanen 36,710 Carolina
Brian Campbell 34,316 Chicago
Dion Phaneuf 32,284 Toronto
Sergei Gonchar 31,966 Ottawa
*Tim Gleason 25,373 Carolina
Tomas Kaberle 24,176 Toronto
*John-Michael Liles 21,533 Colorado
Dan Hamhuis 19,296 Vancouver
*Josh Gorges 19,287 Montreal
*Brooks Orpik 17,367 Pittsburgh
*Dan Girardi 13,708 NY Rangers
*Luke Schenn 13,579 Toronto
Stephane Robidas 12,942 Dallas
*Jack Johnson 12,871 Los Angeles
John Carlson 11,965 Washington
Tobias Enstrom 10,070 Atlanta
Ryan Suter 10,043 Nashville
Ed Jovanovski 9,623 Phoenix
Jay Bouwmeester 8,606 Calgary
*Douglas Murray 7,977 San Jose
*Christian Ehrhoff 7,977 Vancouver
Marek Zidlicky 7,672 Minnesota
*Joe Corvo 7,621 Carolina
*Alexander Edler 7,146 Vancouver
*Lubomir Visnovsky 7,137 Anaheim
*Cam Fowler 6,938 Anaheim
*Erik Johnson 6,689 St. Louis
*Tyler Myers 6,689 Buffalo
*Adam Foote 5,977 Colorado
*Alex Goligoski 5,819 Pittsburgh
*Johnny Boychuk 5,122 Boston
*Niklas Hjalmarsson 4,778 Chicago
Mark Streit 4,154 NY Islanders
Bryan McCabe 3,947 Florida

*Carey Price 145,726 Montreal
*Sergei Bobrovsky 116,725 Philadelphia
Marc-Andre Fleury 92,095 Pittsburgh
Jaroslav Halak 78,168 St. Louis
Tim Thomas 76,967 Boston
*Jimmy Howard 56,999 Detroit
Ryan Miller 56,967 Buffalo
Cam Ward 46,633 Carolina
Jonathan Quick 40,140 Los Angeles
Roberto Luongo 39,103 Vancouver
Henrik Lundqvist 39,000 NY Rangers
Antti Niemi 27,367 San Jose
*Marty Turco 21,489 Chicago
*Michal Neuvirth 21,274 Washington
Craig Anderson 18,765 Colorado
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 17,704 Toronto
Martin Brodeur 16,936 New Jersey
Niklas Backstrom 12,587 Minnesota
Miikka Kiprusoff 11,682 Calgary
Ilya Bryzgalov 11,313 Phoenix
*Jonas Hiller 9,791 Anaheim
Pekka Rinne 9,553 Nashville
*Antero Niittymaki 8,917 San Jose
*Jonas Gustavsson 6,153 Toronto
Nikolai Khabibulin 5,152 Edmonton
Tomas Vokoun 4,588 Florida

Photo credit: Paul J. Bereswill / Associated Press