All-Stars 2004

Here is the list of the 2004 All-Star game…(Bold indicate starters)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

    GOALIES

Martin Brodeur-NJ 20-13-9, 1.89, .921%

José Théodore-MTL 20-14-5, 1.98, .929%

Roberto Luongo-FLA 13-20-9, 2.45, .929%

    DEFENCEMEN

Scott Stevens-NJ 38, 3-9-12***

Scott Niedermayer-NJ 45, 8-19-27

Adrian Aucoin-NYI 47, 2-25-27

Nick Boynton-BOS 48, 2-14-16

Wade Redden-OTT 47, 11-13-24

Sheldon Souray-MTL 48, 14-18-32

    WINGERS

Ilya Kovalchuk-ATL 48, 25-30-55

Martin St.Louis-TB 46, 19-25-44

Daniel Alfredsson-OTT 45, 19-26-45

Marian Hossa-OTT 45, 19-26-45

Jaromir Jagr-WSH 46, 16-29-45

Gary Roberts-TOR 47, 17-13-30

    CENTERS

Joe Thornton-BOS 47, 11-33-44

Robert Lang-WSH 48, 23-34-57

Mark Messier-NYR 46, 13-12-25

Keith Primeau-PHI 41, 5-10-15

Jeremy Roenick-PHI 47, 16-22-38

Mats Sundin-TOR 48, 16-29-45

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

    GOALIES

Marty Turco-DAL 20-17-8, 2.11, .908%

Dwayne Roloson-MIN 11-10-7, 1.84, .935%

Tomas Vokoun-NSH 21-16-5, 2.35, .916%

    DEFENCEMEN

Rob Blake-COL 47, 11-25-36

Nicklas Lidstrom-DET 49, 6-18-24

Filip Kuba-MIN 49, 5-12-17

Mattias Norstrom-L.A. 40, 1-9-10

Chris Pronger-ST.L 46, 11-24-35

Kimmo Timonen-NSH 45, 5-19-24

    WINGERS

Todd Bertuzzi-VAN 49, 13-30-43

Bill Guerin-DAL 49, 21-15-36

Shane Doan-PHX 46, 18-28-46

Jarome Iginla-CGY 45, 18-21-39

Rick Nash-CGY 47, 28-6-34

Markus Naslund-VAN 48, 27-30-57

Alex Tanguay-COL 45, 17-39-56

Keith Tkatchuk-ST.L 40, 19-27-46

    CENTERS

Mike Modano-DAL 43, 8-19-27

Pavel Datsyuk-DET 49, 22-26-48

Patrick Marleau-SJ 46, 19-12-31

Joe Sakic-COL 46, 20-31-51

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My quick analysis… (I won’t bother commenting the fans’ choices because it would be a waste of time)

Nice surprises:

Roberto Luongo: like Mikster pointed out in a recent article, with a losing team facing 40+ shots night in night out Luongo still managed to have a better save percentage than Martin Brodeur. Very impressive if you ask me. It’s a nice surprise because he has a losing record so a guy like Ed Belfour for example could have been there before him. I’m glad Luongo finally gets the recognition he deserves.

Mark Messier: This will be his last all-star game, no doubt about it and altough this could have been a simple tribute to the guy, he still have the numbers to be there. 13 goals for already for the guy who should ”hang em up, already” to avoid ”embarassing himself” is doing pretty good right now… Take that ”nay-sayers”!

Question Marks:

-Nick Boynton: Am I the only ont who thought that SERGEI GONCHAR or ZDENO CHARA should be there way before Boynton?? I realize that he’s having a great season for the Bruins but come on now, Gonchar is just the best scoring defensemen in the NHL… isn’t it what the all-star game is for, scoring? *With the injury to Stevens one of both could be named the replace him*

-Keith Primeau: UH??? Keith Primeau? Are the Eastern Conference in need of leadership or what? MARC SAVARD, anybody? What about Mike Ribeiro or even Daniel Brière or Vincent LeCavalier? Hell you can put Robert Reichel before Primeau and his lousy 5 goals this season. When I want to see crosschecks & scraps in front of the net I watch the playoffs, thank you very much.

notes:

-The following teams will have no players representing them in the Allstar game… Buffalo, Carolina, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Anaheim, Edmonton.

-The two ROOKIE teams will be announced saturday on Hockey Night In Canada.

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