That is right, Toronto Maple Leaf and North Dakota fans are cheating in the Hobey Baker fan vote. Some of you may have noticed that only a handful of players have received a percentage of votes on the fan voting ballot, yet over 46,000 votes have been cast. Seems a little fishy, no? That is because commenters on a Toronto Maple Leaf fan blog have found ways to boost votes for North Dakota Sioux and Maple Leaf prospect Matt Frattin, who holds 63% of the vote. While Frattin is a great player it is weird to see that many Hockey East players like UNH's Paul Thompson, BC's Cam Atkinson and Maine's Gustav Nyquist have received 0% of the vote. (Especially when I know for a fact that Thompson has received many votes thanks to this blog and readers. Keep voting ONCE a day like the rules clearly state!)
The Hobey Baker committee NEEDS to fix this problem, a large part of the Hobey Baker is sportsmanship on and off the ice. These fans are doing the exact opposite of that.
Individual Maple Leaf and North Dakota fans have literally casted hundreds of votes in a matter of minutes. Look at these screen grabs: (click to enlarge)
Good thing fan voting only counts for a tiny percentage. Hopefully this all gets sorted out so all the deserving players get their fair share of the vote percent.
Stay classy, not
UMassy Maple Leaf and North Dakota fanny.