I could go on a long rant about why all-star fan balloting is unfair and unwise, etc. But I think it suffices for me to note that this year there are 4 Montreal Canadiens on the starting lineup of the NHL's Eastern conference all star team, including a forward, Alexei Kovalev, who is 70th in the league in total points scored, and a defenceman, Mike Komisarek, who has 3 points and is +1. Maybe he's just having a bad year, right? Nope, last year he had 17 points and was +9, 99th and 37th among defencemen. 'Nuff said.