Shine Bright, Shine Far, Be A Star. Tommy V knows this great Tyra Banks/Lindsay Lohan mantra as he was named a star of the week in the NHL for his play last week. Great but...
I don't know why, but star of the week sounds so lame. Sounds like an American Idol thing, not a Professional Contact Sport thing. I guess the NHL is encouraging it's players to do what every 14 year old girl has as their favorite quote on Facebook; "reach for the moon, if you miss you will be among the stars." I feel like sports is more like, "reach for the moon, if you miss, better luck next year."
I'm not knocking The Vokoun's play or that he was recognized as a top player for the week, I'm knocking the whole "star" process. Let me get this straight. Each game awards 3 stars when the game is over. Then on NHL.com they have 3 stars of the night. Then later they have 3 stars of the week. Then 3 stars of the month?! That's way too many stars. And as a commenter pointed out. There are even star points for Star Standings (Hi Varly)!!!! I think there are less stars in the sky!
Also, I'm wondering why there are 3 stars in each game? In most sports there is 1 MVP of the game. The other players who did well get talked about, but they aren't given an award. Can't pick one guy? Then Occasionally have dual MVPs (See Madden's Horse Trailer).
This 3 stars thing is similar to my opinion on the Overtime Points. In American sports we have Winners, and MVPs. We don't reward 2nd and 3rd place! Any thoughts from hockey fans?