Four players from the Calgary Flames -- goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff
, defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Robyn Regehr plus forward Jarome Iginla
-- have been named to the ballot in XM/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting presented by 2K Sports.
Voting is now open! Click here to vote for your favorite Calgary Flames.
In a first for all major professional sports leagues, the NHL will provide real-time All-Star fan balloting results online at NHL.com.
Through January 2nd, NHL fans will be able to vote as often as they like to select the starting lineups for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal. Fans around the world can vote online via interactive English and French ballots at Vote.NHL.com.
Those in the U.S. and Canada also will be able to cast their votes via text message using any wireless carrier.
During the voting period, real-time results will be available exclusively on Vote.NHL.com/results. This marks the third consecutive year the All-Star Balloting process is entirely digital.
Fans can vote for up to six Eastern Conference players and six Western Conference players: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. For the first time, fans will be permitted to select as few as one player -- a balloted player or write-in -- per online ballot at Vote.NHL.com or via text message. 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.