All-Star voting

The NHL released All-Star voting totals today. The big vote getter among the Dallas Stars is center Brad Richards, who ranks 52nd among forwards with 9,238 votes. Stephane Robidas has 8,069 votes and ranks 28th among defensemen. Brenden Morrow is 71st among forwards with 3,780 votes. No other Dallas players show up in the totals as far as write-in votes.

What I did find kind of funny is that coming in at No. 51 among the forwards - one spot ahead of Richards - is Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes. "Biz Nasty" has 9,591 write-in votes. Must be the power of Twitter.

The NHL vote totals are here.

Speaking of All-Stars, Alex Ovechkin - second in voting among forwards - and the Washington Capitals are in Dallas next week (Thursday December 2). The Stars say good tickets still remain.