Taychuck wrote:Response to Otto: It appears as though you, as a London fan, are taking offence to my comment about the fans choosing the three stars in YOUR rink....it wasn't meant to be offensive. It's just that I know that's how yours are chosen. Erie is famous for interesting 3 star choices but I don't know how they are picked. It could be a biased hometown media, fans, people that know nothing about the game etc. I'll be the first to admit when an opposing player has shined in a game and I applaud when they get their star because they deserve it.
I looked up what the intent of 3 stars are and here is what I found:
The three stars in ice hockey are the three best players in a game as chosen by a third party, with the first star considered the best of the three players, akin to the Man of the Match in other sports. Usually, the top point scorers or outstanding goaltenders are designated the three stars, but other players may be considered by affecting the game by other means (e.g. consistent physical play, many steals, blocked shots, etc.).
By having teams ignore the opposition because they are biased, uneducated or whatever is their choice but it tarnishes the purpose of the tradition IMO.....So, yes, I do care who gets the stars and I know only 3 can get them. We often have honourable mentions in Kitchener. If you don't see what difference it makes, that's your business.
I'd be happier with a player of the game from each team because not every player can stink on the losing team. Someone always comes to play.
I'm not taking offence to anything. But some appear to have an issue with how the three stars are chosen and I have asked the question numerous times and have only been insulted when I ask... but what the heck.. I'll ask again... what difference does it make?
It doesn't affect the standings.. it doesn't affect the scoring race.. it doesn't affect a player draft position.. it is nothing but a cash grab, no matter where you go, and it always has been.... yes even in Kitchener despite what Overager may say. Here's some more from the Wikipedia page you quoted "Three stars were first awarded in the 1936–37 NHL season as a means for Imperial Oil (Hockey Night in Canada's then new principal sponsor) to advertise its “Three Star” brand of gasoline"
"The three star selections for a game, being a "fun" statistic, do not ordinarily affect any other aspect of the game. As such, there have been instances in which the three stars have been awarded in an unexpected way, often to recognize a single player's accomplishments.
On occasion, a player has been awarded all three stars, or a star has been given to non-players, such as the crowd in attendance."
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