CAST YOUR VOTE

Jason Gregor
May 02 2011 01:58PM

In junior high or high school voting always seemed to be a popularity contest. You had the hot chick or the jock running for class president even though in most cases they were more interested in winning, rather than actually doing anything. I'm sure there were some who ran, and won, who really wanted to make a difference and improve the cafeteria food, or change the dress code. Today, I'm sure the Pres. argues for the right to update your facebook status in math class, or to wear belly shirts or other serious matters.

The scary part is that some of you probably voted in junior high, but you don't vote now. I don't care who you won't for to be honest, and I have no interest in trying to influence your vote, but if the country was to put a sports slant on voting I bet many of you would get to the polls before they close.


No political party is going to make all the right decisions, because the voters will always have differing viewpoints on many issues. Some want better health care, others want to improve education, some want the federal government to fund arenas, some want to make "Hippie Whiskey" legal or you might want the death penalty. I truly don't care what you stand for, as long as you feel the need to stand up and be heard.

Today we have the HONOUR, yes it is an honour, not a privilege, to vote. Ask people in Syria, Egypt or Libya if they'd love the chance to have a say. Some of them were willing to sacrifice bodily harm, or even death, in order to try and gain the right to vote.

To get you in the spirit of voting I came up with a few topics that might garner your interest.

To get you in the spirit of voting and not be worried about being questioned on who you vote for, the comment section will only be for your response. If you question or rip someone for their answer your post will be deleted. Today you only vote for what you like without fear of people questioning who you like or dislike.

  1. Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in?
         Yes.... No
     
  2. How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward? 
       
    Once a period....After goals...Every commercial break....NEVER
     
  3. Who is the hottest female  on TSN?
    Kate Beiness....Jennifer Hedger....Sara Orlesky....Natasha Staniszewski....OTHER
     
  4. Who is the hottest male on TSN?*****
    Ryan Rishaug....James Duthie....Jay Onrait....Gino Reda....OTHER
     
  5. Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why?
    OTT...TOR....MONT....EDM....CGY...VAN
     
  6. Did you vote yet?
    Yes, I love my country....No, I'm lazy and think it doesn't matter

Keep in mind I did say that no one will be allowed to rip others for their votes, but if you voted No for question six, I will admit in advance I'm disappointed in you. It is easy to say that none of the parties have your interests at heart, but then vote for the BEST of a bad bunch. The only way you will ever see change is if you do something about it.

Go vote, and remember once you vote then you can bitch and complain about your party or any other one. That is the best part about voting, it gives you the right to demand change.

*****I believe in equal representation and that is why I asked who is the hottest male on TSN. By no means are those four answers meant to sway you in your thinking, or lead you to believe that I think they are the four hottest guys at TSN or better looking than the other guys.***

 

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#1 book¡e
May 02 2011, 02:16PM
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Don't vote - any of you - don't ever vote.

That way my vote counts for more!

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#2 Tha Legion
May 02 2011, 02:09PM
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Rishaug easily I'll fill out the rest when at a computer

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#3 Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement
May 02 2011, 02:09PM
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I have not voted yet today but will do so after work. I also just want to say while it is important to vote as we do have that privilege, we have turned into a society where people vote not for the best candidate, but just against the guy they think is the worst.

EDIT: fail, face... palm... smash

1. Yes 2. Never 3. Beriness 4. As Hallsy04 would say, Rishaug is a Beaut 5. EDM 6. Not yet, after work.

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#4 BaconWrapped
May 02 2011, 02:10PM
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Yes

Always hot chicks.

See above.

GR - gotta love a 'stache

Ed - Is giving reasons while voting legal?

Yes. But that's not why.

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Gino Reda with or without the Stash?

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#6 Dan the Man
May 02 2011, 02:13PM
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1.keep it in? Yes

2.Once a period....After goals...Every commercial break....ALL OF THE ABOVE

3.Jennifer Hedger

4.Ryan Rishaug

5.EDM...In Stu we trust

6.No, but I will tonight

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#7 Quicksilver ballet
May 02 2011, 02:13PM
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1)Abolish the instigator rule. 2)After every Mike Fisher goal, women are always more attractive when jumping up and down. 3)Other, the D cup lady often seen running in the background during Sportscenter. 4) Other, Bob MacKenzie, Love that tone on tone raven black suit he wears, gotta get me one of those. 5)Edmonton Oilers in 2014. 6)Yes.

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#8 K
May 02 2011, 02:16PM
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1. yes 2. Never 3. No Idea - don't pay attention 4. Rishaug (only because he is familiar to Oiler fans) 5. Edmonton Why? Because I don't want fans of other Canadian teams to experience the joy of winning & listening to them gloat! 6. Yes, I love my country

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Get rid of the instigator

It's already awkward

After seeing Hedger go at with chicks she wins. I don't even know what Natasha looks like though.

Other.

Next CDN to win the cup would have to go with no answer. I don't think any are close.

Haven't voted yet, but will later on.

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#10 book¡e
May 02 2011, 02:21PM
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I have to say Jennifer Hedger, but only because I was swayed by this video. Jennifer is on the left - look at that tongue!

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#11 They're $hittie
May 02 2011, 02:23PM
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1. get rid of instigator 2. never 3. Hedger 4. Duthie 5. Montreal 6. No, my address on my license do not have the same as where i currently live. My vote would onlyadd to the domination of the political party that represents this area

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#12 Oil Rigz
May 02 2011, 02:30PM
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1. Yes, get rid of the intisgator

2. Never

3. Hedger

4. Rishaug (only because he is on 1260)

5. Edmonton.

6. Yes

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#13 MattyB99
May 02 2011, 02:32PM
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1) YES - this has been a horrible experiment gone wrong.

2) NEVER - Old news, and really boring. (really?! The married chick? What about the cheerleaders?)

3)NATASHA - And she's awesome (Home grown talent, hey? How can you vote against the E-towner)

4)Gotta go with the 'Mo. GR

5) E-Town. And not just because I'm a homer. We are the next Pittsburgh Penguins.

6) No, but I intend on spoiling my ballot after work...

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#14 Slapshotzky
May 02 2011, 02:33PM
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Meg Morrison all the way!

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#15 pelhem grenville
May 02 2011, 02:33PM
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book¡e wrote:

I have to say Jennifer Hedger, but only because I was swayed by this video. Jennifer is on the left - look at that tongue!

...i don't sign up for this stuff facebook my space any of it but to view a youtube video y'gotta sign up ? ...

that's Hedger? girl on girl? wtf ?

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#16 Wax Man Riley
May 02 2011, 02:36PM
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1. No, do not abolish the rule. I don't think it will make a difference. Hockey is a tough sport for everyone. Even the smaller guys.

2. It will get awkward at every commercial break. However, ... gotta love beautiful women.

3.Kate all the way. Google image her and see the pic in the pink shirt

4.Geno Reda and his sexy 'stash

5.Vancouver... I'm sorry. I don't want to see it either, but they are a very, very good team. If not this year, they will still be very good next.

6.ABSOLUTELY! Done already. Make your voice heard! This is a privilege that many don't have. As well, we have a multi-party system. Next up.... representation reform. #YOURVOICEisIMPORTANT

Great post Jason! Thank you so much for this!

EDIT: Can we have a second ballot on question #3? That video of Hedger is hot! Thank you Bookie

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#17 pelhem grenville
May 02 2011, 02:40PM
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Meg Morrison all the way!

...you mean our very own TEAM 1260 multi-talented, multi-faceted Meg Morrison?

ya...she'd be MY other...

but are they all less hot if they're married?

~i know i'm hotter cuz i'm single~

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#18 Matt Henderson
May 02 2011, 02:40PM
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1) No Instigator. "Saving the Athletes from Themselves" is for babies.

2) CBC should dedicate a corner of their screen to her so that I dont have to wonder what she's doing while they point the camera at the ice.

3) I'm pretty partial to Kate. Blondes are a dime a dozen.

4) Gino's Moustache wins the day.

5) If it isnt Vancouver this year then it's Edmonton. The other clubs arent stockpiling enough top end talent.

6) At work right now, but I'm voting on the way home.

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#19 JeffG
May 02 2011, 02:47PM
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1.Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in?

Get rid of it

2.How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward?

Once a yr would be ok.

3.Who is the hottest female on TSN? Kate Beiness....Jennifer Hedger....Sara Orlesky....Natasha Staniszewski....OTHER

Jennifer Hedger 4.Who is the hottest male on TSN?***** Ryan Rishaug....James Duthie....Jay Onrait....Gino Reda....OTHER Ryan Rishaug

5.Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why? OTT...TOR....MONT....EDM....CGY...VAN

Edmonton. Vancouver will fall a tad short this yr. 6.Did you vote yet?

Not yet, but I will on the way home from work at 3:30 ish

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#20 EvanAllTogether
May 02 2011, 02:52PM
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1. Keep it, at least until I do some more thinking about it

2. As much as possible, actually I expect a camera dedicated to Underwood reaction shots, with it playing in the corner of my screen while I watch the game

3. HOLLY HORTON!

4. I'm gonna go wildcard here: John Lu

5. Edmonton, future CDN teams will choke. We'll come along in a few years with a solid roster (albeit not one that people think will win the cup), we'll make the playoffs in any of the 6-8 spots, then proceed to shock the hockey world.

6. Later today

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#21 Tj
May 02 2011, 02:59PM
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1. Keep it 2. NEVER 3. Natasha Staniszewski 4. Gino Reda w/ the Stache 5. EDM. Why? Because thats just the way its going to be 6. No I did not vote

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#22 mayorpoop
May 02 2011, 03:01PM
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1. keep

2. after goals she pretty but not hot

3. beirness i suppose

4. a hybrid of onrait and o'toole - kinda like an average sized hilarious dude.

5. edmonton - cause its MY TEAM! go oil!

6. after work although it is increasingly harder to distinguish one version of stupid from another.

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#23 H.O.P.E (Hall.Omark.Paajarvi.Eberle)
May 02 2011, 03:06PM
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1.Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in? Get Rid of it... Dress Big Mac more and punnish anyone who lays a finger on our youth! 2.How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward? This isnt even bad compared to when Fisher was in Ott... remember when Carrie ducked from the camera?! 3.Who is the hottest female on TSN?

Kate hands down... but Sportsnet has Evanka :) 4.Who is the hottest male on TSN?*****

Not a clue... but Macenzie is the man! 5.Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why?

Edmonton - building a true contender the right way. Calgary is years behind us, Vancouver will have to start all over again if they dont win it all this year (and they wont), Ottawa is probably the closest to us, but not as good. Toronto is still cocky and will always underperform. And Montreal is the worst franchise in sports history. Id cheer for Columbus first! 6.Did you vote yet? Yes, I love my country and voted in an advance poll. Also volunteered but wont say for which party :)

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#24 Contempt4u
May 02 2011, 03:10PM
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Is it really a good idea to vote? What if you dont follow politics enough to know what ur voting 4?

Get an education then think about voting. That way ur not running for the hills the minute some meathead pulls out the old economic boggyman.

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#25 NastyNate
May 02 2011, 03:11PM
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1. Yes

2. Never

3. Sara Orlesky

4. Onrait (only because he reminds me of Phil Dunphy)

5. EDM (F-the-nucks)HOPE

6. Yes (Pirate party arghhhhhh!)

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#26 Bobby Jameson
May 02 2011, 03:16PM
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Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in? Get rid of it.

How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward? It never gets awkward.

Who is the hottest female on TSN? Kate Beiness....Jennifer Hedger....Sara Orlesky....Natasha Staniszewski....OTHER Kate Beirness!!!!

Who is the hottest male on TSN?***** Ryan Rishaug....James Duthie....Jay Onrait....Gino Reda....OTHER Ha! Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why? OTT...TOR....MONT....EDM....CGY...VAN Edmonton. Because I just can't vote for anyone else.

Did you vote yet? Yes, I love my country....No, I'm lazy and think it doesn't matter No, not yet, after work. Taking the kids to see the politcal process.

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#27 Oilcruzer
May 02 2011, 03:18PM
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1.Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in?

No.

Hell no.

Get rid of it.

2.How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward?

Once a period....AND After Nashville goals.

3.Who is the hottest female on TSN?

Sara Orlesky

4.Who is the hottest male on TSN?

Dutchy - another transplanted Edmontonian

5.Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why?

Edmonton - they know what to do when in the playoffs.

(the problem is getting the team in the playoffs)

6.Did you vote yet?

Yes, I love my country and I Love The Freedom to Speak and Choose!

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#28 Mantastic
May 02 2011, 03:23PM
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@Wax Man Riley

they will be a very different team next year. only edler, ballard and hamhuis is currently signed for next season and maybe only 1 or 2 of their bottom six.

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#29 Jon
May 02 2011, 03:29PM
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Yes

NEVER

Natasha or Sara....I cant remember which.

Other - Dutchy.

EDM - Why? T. Hall.

I think this is enough voting for today.

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#30 rubbertrout
May 02 2011, 03:30PM
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1. No. The players don't want it and I'd be hard pressed to argue that additional fighting would really improve the game

2. PANNING TO AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN IS NEVER A BAD THING.

3. I was going to say Hedger but then I listened to Wax Man and googled her and looked at the pink shirt pic. There is no question here it has to be Kate.

4. OTHER--Gord Miller, just beause it would be the only time he's ever been voted to be the most attractive.

5. Vancouver or Edmonton. The other gys aren't even close to having enough top end talent.

6. I voted already. Advance polling is really the way to go. You avoid the lineups and you don't need a reason to do it.

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#31 @Oilanderp
May 02 2011, 03:36PM
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1. Destroy the instigator rule. For those of you who voted to keep it, please help my country by not voting today. Thanks!

2. Once a game.

3. Sara Orlesky hands down

4. Uhhh who gives a ****

5. EDM because VAN sucks and also Taylor Hall told us so.

6. Yes, I voted last week to avoid the lineups today.

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#32 mayorpoop
May 02 2011, 03:45PM
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@Oilanderp wrote:

1. Destroy the instigator rule. For those of you who voted to keep it, please help my country by not voting today. Thanks!

2. Once a game.

3. Sara Orlesky hands down

4. Uhhh who gives a ****

5. EDM because VAN sucks and also Taylor Hall told us so.

6. Yes, I voted last week to avoid the lineups today.

haha. i say keep the intisgator rule and i am going to vote. haha...hope you like apples

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#33 Joey Fatone from N'Sync
May 02 2011, 03:45PM
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1. No 2. Never 3. Staniszewski 4. Uhh...Rishaug? 5. As long as it's not CGY, VAN or TOR, I'm ok. Hopefully EDM, though. 6. Yes

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#34 jbh
May 02 2011, 03:49PM
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1.Get rid of it

2.Depends what she is wearing

3.All of the above

4.None,I'm a guy!!

5.Oilers,because we are building it the rightway(he says hopefully)

6.On the way home from work.

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#35 DDP
May 02 2011, 03:51PM
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1. Get rid of it

2. All of the above (sans Never...of course)

3. Hedger all the way...DDDDAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNN!

4. I'll go with Onrait...he makes me laugh

5. Oilers baby! When we get in, we know how to win.

6. Not yet...going in t-minus 47 minutes

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#36 michael
May 02 2011, 03:56PM
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1. No. 2. Never 3.Natasha by a country mile.Sorry Meg but she is hot.But Nicola Crosbie on Global is hotter yet. MILF. 4.Dutch.Shauger,he goes to get pedicures for petes sake. 5.Edmonton. Because I said so. 6. Yes. Poll 143. Montrose school.

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#37 brewstir
May 02 2011, 04:02PM
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1) yes 2)never 3)hedger 4)onrait - does funny count? in my world yes. 5) Edmonton 6)yeah i did!

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#38 Wax Man Riley
May 02 2011, 04:02PM
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Mantastic wrote:

they will be a very different team next year. only edler, ballard and hamhuis is currently signed for next season and maybe only 1 or 2 of their bottom six.

True, but they have a very talented front end still, and Luongo is still a #1 and a gold medal winner. Plus over $13M in cap space.

They will be a different team, abut still a contender.

Don't get me wrong, I want EDM to be the next Can Team to win...but thats a few years away.

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#39 Mantastic
May 02 2011, 04:06PM
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@Wax Man Riley

you know playoffs is all about depth. vancouver will lose their true depth which is defense. they will only be deep on forwards again until manny gets back so kesler can not be the leading checking center.

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#40 M@
May 02 2011, 04:07PM
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Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in? Yes How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward? None, or until she catches on. Who is the hottest female on TSN? Dan O'Tool Who is the hottest male on TSN?***** Jay Onrait Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why? Winnipeg, because all the other suck. Except for Vancouver but I can't let them win a cup even in the hypothetical. Did you vote yet? Yes, but only because I had nothing better to do.

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#41 WheresYourTowel
May 02 2011, 04:16PM
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1. Keep It 2. Once a period

3. Jennifer Hedger 4. Ryan Rishaug

5. EDM 6. Out of town on business, so YES, Advance Polling FTW

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#42 Bucky9
May 02 2011, 04:28PM
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1. Yes 2. Once a period. Due to the over played rule. After you look at good looking woman so many times you start finding the flaws. The rarity makes them more attractive. 3. Sara Orlesky 4. N/A - its a guy. Like its a guy. But I hear dutchie is pretty ripped. 5. VAN. This year. Because their deep. 6. Yes, I love my country.

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#43 SrCain
May 02 2011, 04:30PM
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I will be voting as soon as my better half gets home. Mine are....yes,every,sara,other,the oilers of course, and already answered the last. Gregor, could we add a question? something like who do ON fans think the oil should pick first? im interested in what ON readers think more than what the tsn or sportsnet guys think.

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#44 Lofty
May 02 2011, 04:34PM
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1. No... If someone does something way out of line you go with the old mighty ducks 'two minutes well worth it' and beat the piss out of him.

2. 536 times

3. Hedger, 5 head doesnt bother me.

4. Edmonton, vancouver doesnt have it and they could loose a few good D-men

5. Nope, not allowed

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#45 I Am The Law
May 02 2011, 04:40PM
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1. Get rid of the instigator rule. Keep the coach's fine when a fight is instigated in last 5 minutes of a game to prevent a gong show.

2. After goals. Otherwise Canadians look a little desperate.

3. Natasha Staniszewski.

4. Duthie wins this by default...although if Reda still rocked the broom, he'd win in a landslide.

5. Edmonton (because even though I live in Van, I cannot say 'the Canucks' without losing my lunch).

6. Went in at 8am, in the rain, uphill both ways. Even though I'm legally not allowed within 250m of an elementary school...or a McDonalds PlayLand. Totally worth it!

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#47 OilerPunch
May 02 2011, 05:21PM
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1.Should the NHL get rid of the Instigator rule or keep it in? Yes 2.How many times can the CBC camera pan to Carrie Underwood before it gets awkward? NEVER 3.Who is the hottest female on TSN? Kate Beiness 4.Who is the hottest male on TSN?***** I don't know how to answer because I am not on tsn 5.Who will be the next Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup? Why? EDMONTON because they rule! 6.Did you vote yet? No, because I'm still at work but hopefully will be going home soon to do so!

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#48 Bucknuck
May 02 2011, 05:30PM
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Nice Post Jason. If you don't vote you lose your right to complain about politicians, and I for one do not wish to lose that right. In addition I am opposed to Tyranny, and i am happy that in Canada we really dont know what that is like. It's a good place to have kids.

Answers:

1. Get rid of the instigator rule. If someone deserves to be scrapped with, then by all means go ahead.

2. Once a period.

3. Kate Beirness

4. Ryan Rishaug.

5. Edmonton - because I have faith, baby.

6. I care about my country: I will vote.

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#49 Puritania
May 02 2011, 06:47PM
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I know she isn't on TSN but I've always had a thing for Martine Gaillard, She's my number one! As for TSN broads gotta go with the lovely Sara Orlesky.

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#50 Dwight K. Shrute
May 02 2011, 06:53PM
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1. Get rid of it. 2. Never 3. Hedger! 4. Onrait is probably the weirdest lookin one, but he gets my vote because he's f'in hilarious. 5. EDM because after 12 years of first overall picks, they better have something to show for it. Maybe Van city if they send those Navy Seals who found Bin Laden to go find the Sedin's next. CGY won't because their average age is 86 and they have no prospects, TOR won't because it's Toronto. Actually probably Montreal because they have Jesus Price. 6. Yes I did. Hopefully the lesser of the meatheads who I voted for won't run this country into the ground.

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