Some of you might remember last May when I looked at "Like" totals for players and teams; at the time, I determined that Like totals had some evidence of the old East Coast bias, though NHL.com Like totals at least reduced the U.S. versus Canada bias a bit. At another time, I'll revisit the Yahoo Like totals, as NHL.com got lazy on me and no longer gives precise like totals (for instance, Sidney Crosby's been Liked over 16,000 times, but the player page only shows "16K").
The Winnipeg Jets, on the other hand, give us an interesting situation. Basically, with the new team, the team site brought those NHL Like totals to zero for the players (though not for the Yahoo page), which means that the totals have a lot of the past influence removed. Thus, it's time to see how many Winnipeggers have computers.
First, the Yahoo totals that haven't been reset:
Apparently, there's little love lost for Nik Antropov, but Toby's only at 8? Wellwood too, for that matter. Now, for the unblemished NHL.com totals:
Once again, Bustin and Kane stand strong up top, but I actually needed to search to find Toby. 44?!! That's less than Slater, less than Oduya, and tied with a kid that's played all of 4 NHL games. On an unrelated note, wow Patrice Cormier.
As Zontar pointed out in the past, Enstrom has been frequently underrated by the fans of his teams, and I can't help but feel like the little guy is getting overlooked. I was sufficiently unhappy to go and Like him on both his Yahoo and NHL.com player pages, and I'd suggest you do the same. Do you want him to leave us before you had a chance to tell him you "Liked" him?