On the campaign trail: Day 5

Sunday, 16.11.2008 / 11:00 AM / News
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On the campaign trail: Day 5
MONTREAL – Canadiens fans around the world are speaking up loud and clear.  They want the Habs in office on January 25, 2009.

Just under a week into the campaign, Montreal continues to dominate in the polls with seemingly insurmountable leads on their nearest competitors.  Despite allegations of electoral fraud, the Habs’ constituents are proving they don’t need any outside help. Five days in, they’ve pushed each delegate close to the 190,000 mark.  That’s well ahead of the pace of last year’s overall vote, which saw the top vote-getter earn just over 94,000 after seven days.

The Canadiens’ campaign trail – minus Mike Komisarek - is hitting the road this week, looking to garner even more support in St. Louis, Carolina and Ottawa.  While the latter will likely be a bi-partisan crowd, the candidates can expect some hostility after handily winning the most recent debate.

The Habs return home to their supporters on the weekend and will welcome a man who knows all about the duties of the NHL’s midseason classic – Patrick Roy.  The netminder, who earned the most terms in a Montreal sweater at the All-Star Game, will address the Bell Centre faithful just ahead of his former party’s debate versus the Bruins.

Rank Team Forwards Votes Progress *
1 Alex Kovalev 189,113
2 Saku Koivu 186,757
3 Alex Tanguay 185,690
4   Sidney Crosby 81,816
5   Alex Ovechkin 62,031
Rank Team Defensemen Votes Progress *
1 Andrei Markov 203,968  
2 Mike Komisarek 186,204  
3   Mike Green 63,663  
4 Zdeno Chara 59,579  
Rank Team Goaltender Votes Progress *
1 Carey Price 200,998  
2 Marc-André Fleury 39,880

* Results as of Nov. 16 at 10:48 AM.

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