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Splitting the vote: Fake Team Awards IX

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Thanks to the electorate, increased over last year, which produced a couple of very close votes. I was worried for a while that one award would split three ways. It didn’t, but barely. Fan Favorite goes to Justin Johnson, by a vote over Brett Gallant and Scooter Vaughan. All good guys — team full of […] [Read More]
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Call For Votes: Fake Team Awards 2014

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(Should really have posted this over the weekend. Including newbie Ryan Pulock, who’s in town, you guys have 65 candidates to sort through. And counting.) It’s time once again to vote for our Fake Team Awards. You guys pick the winners of two fake trophies: Fan Favorite (choose your own criteria, ’cause he’s your favorite) […] [Read More]

Disenfranchised: Fake Team Awards VIII

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Well, that didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. Ah well. Only eight votes cast this year. (I’m hoping I didn’t miss any because of the Spam Debacle last weekend, but there wasn’t any kind of clamor.) Especially thankful for the eighth. The first seven left a seven-way tie for both awards. The eighth broke […] [Read More]
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Call For Votes: Fake Team Awards VIII

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It’s time once again to vote for our Fake Team Awards. You guys pick the winners of two fake trophies: Fan Favorite (choose your own criteria, ’cause he’s your favorite) and Seventh Player (performance beyond expectations, on which I reserve the right to break a tie but probably won’t). Familiar boilerplate: You may leave a […] [Read More]
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Incumbent wins: Fake Team Awards VII

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Hearty thanks for 18 votes, which I think is a record for this. Right on. Fan Favorite went strongly to Micheal Haley, who became the first repeat winner of the award. We said last year how he had blossomed over the years from call-up to NHL regular. Unfortunately for him, he spent more time here […] [Read More]
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Call For Votes: Fake Team Awards VII

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The NHL’s regular season is over, but the AHL rolls on, so once again it’s time to vote for our Fake Team Awards. You guys pick the winners of two fake trophies: Fan Favorite (choose your own criteria, ’cause he’s your favorite) and Seventh Player (performance beyond expectations, on which I reserve the right to […] [Read More]

Bright Spots – Fake Team Awards VI

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Thank you all for 15 votes (plus one obscurely reasoned boycott). There were no runaways in either category this year, but a couple of deserving winners emerged. Fan Favorite went to Micheal Haley, who blossomed from solid middleweight to goal scorer to NHL regular this year. It’s possible we never see him in Bridgeport again, […] [Read More]

Choose ‘Despotism’! — Fake Team Awards V

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Thanks to each and every one of the 15 fans who voted this week. That’s one more than voted last year. One thing didn’t change: Both awards were decided by similar margins to last year’s runaways. But there are two new winners. Fan Favorite went to a newcomer, Greg Mauldin, a player many of us […] [Read More]

Ballots and Bandwagons: Fake Team Awards IV

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The rolls keep growing, folks: 14 voters cast their ballots this week (and thank you for it). Here are your winners, both in fair runaways: Fan Favorite goes to Pascal Morency, and you know what? That’s probably why he’s here for you to vote for him. Morency may be this team’s best ambassador. Friendly off […] [Read More]

Democracy on the March: Fake Team Awards III

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Two years ago, our Seventh Player vote was decisive, and the Fan Favorite was a nailbiter. Last year, you reversed that. There were 10 votes this year (same as last year, but hey, keeping the franchise up), and we’ve gone back to the 2006 pattern. Fan Favorite was spread out, but with the plurality, Kip […] [Read More]