NHL.com released the latest All Star Game balloting numbers and Sean Avery continued his climb up the rankings to #16 jumping Johan Franzen and Eric Staal with 129,580 votes.
He also cut into the 125,000 vote deficit for the third and final spot to 110,000 votes with just two weeks of voting to go.
Avery’s 35,980 votes this week were more than Evgeni Malkin’s 31,152 which catapulted the Russian into that final spot ahead of Steven Stamkos.
As Kevin Baumer at the Blueshirt Bulletin just tweeted me “regardless of what happens now that’s just amazing.” Which it is. You all stepped up big time this week and deserve a huge round of applause.
However, as I’ve said all along, I’m not in this for a good showing. I want Avery in the All Star Game and I think we have a huge opportunity this week. Christmas is obviously this weekend and I’m expecting voting to be down big time. So this is where we need to pounce. While everyone else is celebrating Christmas we need to be voting for Avery.
To vote for Avery you can either go to NHL.com or text “Avery” to 81812. Message and data rates may apply for text messages.
Also be sure to “Like” the official “Vote for Sean Avery” facebook page.