NHL All-Star ballot stuffing has Giroux seventh

Congratulations to the hearty hockey fans of the Capital Region, who have done their part to make a mockery of the selection process for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game. Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek went 1-2-3 in the final ballot count released Thursday morning and will all get the starting nod come Saturday, January 28 at Scotiabank Place. Fourth and fifth? Why, that would be rival Maple Leafs Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. Sixth? How about a decidedly-unavailable Sidney Crosby. Seventh…ah, yes, the NHL’s leading scorer and total afterthought Claude Giroux — who happens to also be a …