Zemgus Girgensons has sent a message to his Latvian fans: Don't vote for me.
Girgensons, who was voted into last year's NHL All-Star Game when his homeland went zany for Zemgus, sent a tweet Wednesday that urged them not to repeat the act.
The loose translation is, "With all due respect to fans, please do not vote for me this year for the All-Star Game! Such things must be earned!"
Despite arguably being the Sabres' best player at last year's All-Star break, Girgensons still felt sheepish and unworthy at the event in Columbus, Ohio. With only two goals and four points in 21 games this season, Girgensons would feel even more out of place in January in Nashville, Tenn.
While Latvians stole the spotlight with their voting prowess last year, this season's All-Star vote is turning into the John Scott Show. Even though the former Sabres enforcer has been waived this season by Arizona, he is the leading vote-getter.