Jay McClement: Red Wings killer.
In case you've been living under a rock and have somehow missed this factoid, it's election season. Congressmen and gubernatorial candidates are all out there stumping for your vote, and chances are fairly good that you think that they're all full of it and you don't care for any of them. Honestly, if I have to hear about either Nathan Deal or Roy Barnes and what they say they'll do (but of course won't) one more time, I'll scream.
Well, forget all of that political stuff. Support someone who will make a difference that you can actually see... on the ice. Join St. Louis Game Time's campaign to get Silent Jay McClement the damn Selke Trophy. Brad outlines just exactly why Jay deserves our support over guys like Pavel Datsyuk, and it's not because Jay's a Blue and Dats is a Wing. It's about stats and ability over a reputation that's five years old. McClement's had an even plus/minus against the Western Conference's top lines. He led the league in shorthanded ice time for forwards. He's fourth overall in the league in SH ice time.
Yeah, sure, he doesn't score a ton of goals, but last I checked this was the Selke, not the Hart or the Rocket Richard trophy. Silent Jay goes out there every night, works his butt off, does his job, and doesn't crow about it. Isn't it high time someone does?
Throughout the season, mention to people how awesome McClement is. Drop it in passing in a Facebook status message ("Hey, isn't Jay McClement just the most??"). Irritate Kerbs and Panger and every pundit on Twitter about how wonderful you think he is and how much he contributes to a PK that was first in the league last season. Get Jay McClement the notoriety that he deserves.
Admit it - his contributions to the Blues will probably impact your daily life more than the 85 year old you're re-electing to the Senate will.