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November

Here is the release the Lightning sent out concerning All-Star voting. Vinny Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Dan Boyle and Marty St. Louis are on the ballots:

Lightning forwards Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Marty St. Louis and defenseman Dan Boyle are among the players named to the ballot in XM/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports, which opens Nov. 13.

For the second consecutive season, the NHL-All Star Fan Balloting process will be entirely digital. From Nov. 13 through Jan. 2, fans around the world can “Vote Now, Vote Often” online at NHL.com to select the starting lineups for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta. In addition, U.S. fans also can cast votes through Verizon Wireless cell phones.

The 2007-08 season marks the 20th year in which fans will determine the starting lineups for the NHL All-Star Game. Fans can vote for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team. If a player is not listed on the ballot, a space is provided for “write-in” votes. The three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference receiving the most votes will comprise the starting lineups. Each of the 30 NHL clubs has at least two representatives on the ballot.

XM, which airs every NHL game for every team as the exclusive satellite radio network of the NHL, is the Title Sponsor and 2K Sports, a leading publisher of current and next generation sports video games including NHL® 2K8 returns as the Presenting Sponsor.

NHL broadcast partners VERSUS (U.S.), RDS (Canada) and NASN (Europe) will team up with the NHL to deliver a comprehensive and global on-air presence to All-Star Fan Balloting. Each broadcast partner will provide unique, in-game “Vote Now, Vote Often” features, broadcast promos and online direct links to the NHL All-Star Fan Balloting section on NHL.com.
            
The XM/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports section on NHL.com will feature an interactive ballot, showcasing players with video clips, photos and virtual video game highlights created from in-game NHL® 2K8 footage. Residents of the United States and Canada who vote will be able to register for a chance to win a variety of daily prizes, including XM XpressRC radios with three months of free service, 2K Sports games, autographed 2008 NHL All-Star jerseys and shop.NHL.com gift certificates. One grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to attend the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in a private suite joined by former NHL players, courtesy of XM.

NHL Member Clubs, including the Lightning, will activate local “Vote Now, Vote Often” campaigns, supporting their balloted players.

The 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta will feature live national broadcasts of the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event on Saturday, Jan. 26 and the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 27 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada. NASN and other international broadcasters will provide live coverage of both the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 115 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive, national radio coverage which can be heard on stations around the United States and Canada as well as on XM Satellite Radio's NHL Home Ice and NHL.com.

Following are the 104 players named to the 2007-08 ballot in XM/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports:

   EASTERN CONFERENCE

   Goaltenders
   Martin Biron, Philadelphia Flyers
   Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
   Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
   Ray Emery, Ottawa Senators
   Cristobal Huet, Montreal Canadiens
   Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals
   Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
   Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres
   Tomas Vokoun, Florida Panthers
   Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes

   Defensemen
   Jay Bouwmeester, Florida Panthers
   Dan Boyle, Tampa Bay Lightning
   Brian Campbell, Buffalo Sabres
   Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
   Tomas Kaberle, Toronto Maple Leafs
   Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
   Bryan McCabe, Toronto Maple Leafs
   Chris Phillips, Ottawa Senators
   Wade Redden, Ottawa Senators
   Henrik Tallinder, Buffalo Sabres
   Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers
   Ryan Whitney, Pittsburgh Penguins

   Forwards
   Maxim Afinogenov, Buffalo Sabres
   Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators
   Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leafs
   Daniel Briere, Philadelphia Flyers
   Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
   Chris Drury, New York Rangers
   Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils
   Simon Gagne, Philadelphia Flyers
   Brian Gionta, New Jersey Devils
   Scott Gomez, New York Rangers
   Bill Guerin, New York Islanders
   Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators
   Marian Hossa, Atlanta Thrashers
   Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers
   Olli Jokinen, Florida Panthers
   Saku Koivu, Montreal Canadiens
   Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
   Slava Kozlov, Atlanta Thrashers
   Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning
   Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
   Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
   Brad Richards, Tampa Bay Lightning
   Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
   Marc Savard, Boston Bruins
   Brendan Shanahan, New York Rangers
   Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
   Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
   Mats Sundin, Toronto Maple Leafs
   Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres
   Justin Williams, Carolina Hurricanes


WESTERN CONFERENCE

   Goaltenders
   Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
   J.S. Giguere, Anaheim Ducks
   Dominik Hasek, Detroit Red Wings
   Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago Blackhawks
   Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames
   Pascal Leclaire, Columbus Blue Jackets
   Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
   Evgeni Nabokov, San Jose Sharks
   Marty Turco, Dallas Stars

   Defensemen
   Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim Ducks
   Rob Blake, Los Angeles Kings
   Scott Hannan, Colorado Avalanche
   Ed Jovanovski, Phoenix Coyotes
   Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
   Mattias Ohlund, Vancouver Canucks
   Dion Phaneuf, Calgary Flames
   Chris Pronger, Anaheim Ducks
   Brian Rafalski, Detroit Red Wings
   Robyn Regehr, Calgary Flames
   Sheldon Souray, Edmonton Oilers
   Lubomir Visnovsky, Los Angeles Kings
   Sergei Zubov, Dallas Stars

   Forwards
   Jason Arnott, Nashville Predators
   Mike Cammalleri, Los Angeles Kings
   Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose Sharks
   Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
   Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes
   Marian Gaborik, Minnesota Wild
   Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
   Martin Havlat, Chicago Blackhawks
   Milan Hejduk, Colorado Avalanche
   Ales Hemsky, Edmonton Oilers
   Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
   Paul Kariya, St. Louis Blues
   Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
   Daymond Langkow, Calgary Flames
   David Legwand, Nashville Predators
   Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
   Andy McDonald, Anaheim Ducks
   Mike Modano, Dallas Stars
   Brenden Morrow, Dallas Stars
   Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets
   Markus Naslund, Vancouver Canucks
   Brian Rolston, Minnesota Wild
   Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche
   Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
   Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
   Ryan Smyth, Colorado Avalanche
   Paul Stastny, Colorado Avalanche
   Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks
   Keith Tkachuk, St. Louis Blues
   Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

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