What the All Stars will look like

Here is how I think the 2008 All Stars will look. We all know that each team is required to have one representative thus not all the best players make it. Here is a list of who I think the NHL will put on the team. Post your opinions on who I omitted, who the league might omit, and who you think should be on the team.

Starters in bold.

Ana Pronger
Cgy Iginla, Phaneuf
Chi Kane
Col Sakic, Stastny
Cmb Leclaire
Dal Zubov
Det Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Rafalski
Edm Hemsky
LA Cammalleri, Kopitar
Min Backstrom
Nas Arnott
Phx Jovanovski
SJ Thornton
StL Kariya
Van Luongo

C Kariya
A Lidstrom
A Iginla

Atl Kovalchuk
Bos Chara
Buf Campbell
Car Stillman, Ward
Fla Jokinen
Mtl Markov, Huet
NJ Parise
NYI Campoli
NYR Lundqvist
Ott Alfredsson, Heatley, Phillips
Phi Richards
Pit Crosby
TB Lecavalier, St. Louis
Tor Sundin, Kaberle
Wsh Ovechkin

C Sundin
A Crosby
A Lecavalier


26 Responses to What the All Stars will look like

  1. sundin_500 says:

    I definatly agree with the sundin C. no not because hes my favorite player. At last years all star game i was watching Brendan Shannahan and i said to my self "sundin will be the east captain next year" yeah kinda weird but yeah lol

  2. mojo19 says:

    Sundin has captained in the All star game before so they might opt for someone else. But I guess it doesn't matter that much, they'll probably give it to Mats.

  3. hockeyisland says:

    I'm going to take Lundqvist over Huet, Habsfan87.

  4. MR40 says:

    Maybe Naslund should be there. He's having an awesome season, and looks like the 40+ goal scorer he was in 2003.

  5. wheresthesoda says:

    I think most of us would, but right now Huet is up in votes

  6. bishop7979x says:

    First off, Gonchar is leading all defensmen in scoring and isnt on the team?  He has more points and a better plus minus than both markov and kaberle, one has to go and Markov, being a -6 should be gone.

    Second, Malkin,  could catch up to and pass st.louis by the time its all said and done and could be a dark horse to make pittsburgh a 3 player team.

    Also Briere and Richards will be a tight race, Briere may make it over richards on name value. 

  7. KingCanada says:

    Kovalchuk IMO is a starter, he scored his 20th goal tonight already and thats close to a goal a game so far and i dont think this guy will lead up, hell win the rocket richard!

    Hes on track for 68 goals this season and were past the quarter mark, i dont think hell get that many but 55-60 goals i think he will net.  Someone on that team has to score, if it aint Hossa its Kovalchuk.

  8. AntropovGoodIToldUSo says:

    I don't think Huet is making it and what about Malkin, Brind'Amour, Staal and Briere?
    Or Biron, Gerber, DiPietro, or Vokoun?

  9. habsrock99 says:

    It's funny, I'm a Habs fan and didn't vote for Huet nor did I vote for Lundqvist. I voted for Price because I thought it'd be funny to see a back-up start the All-Star game lol

  10. dcz28 says:

    Why would Kariya be named captain of the West? Lots of more logical players to choose from like Sakic or Lidstrom. Right now i would also put Osgood way ahead of Backstrom. Holmstrom should also get some consideration although he doesn't play an all star type of game and there are no all star competition drills for screening goalies and tipping shots.

  11. Jrugges says:

    Yeah we all know or think someone SHOULD be on there like osgood but it goes by votes an not who is actually more skilled. Even though fan usually, USUALLY get it right anyways.

  12. mojo19 says:

    Sucks cuz Hasek is on the ballot instead of Osgood. But I write in vote for Ozzy every time I vote. He has been nothing short of spectacular this year.

  13. dcz28 says:

    I agree Ozzy is playing the best hockey of his career and he just turned 35 years old the other day and got the custumary pie in the face from Draper.

  14. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    thay should do NHL all stars vs detroit??

  15. Lepton says:

    I agree, but who do you sit, Alfredsson, Crosby or Lecavalier?  Hard choice. 

    I would have to choose Alffy simply because you can't bench the leagues point leader, or the kid everyone wants to see (and because Alffy is very slightly behind the other two in points at present.)

    Lepton

  16. 29_other_teams says:

    Getzlaf should a least be considered. He has 1 point per game average or close.

  17. mojo19 says:

    He played like this in '96 when I fell in love with him. I've been a huge Osgood fan ever since. And when this guy turns it on he's as good as any goalie in the league, he's proved that many times.

  18. Asquaredx2 says:

    Why does Crosby haver the "A" over Alfredsson, Richards, Markov, Kaberle, Phillips, Heatley, Jokinen, Stillman etc? In my mind, he certainly doesn't deserve it. I'm with you on the Sundin and Lecavalier thing, but Crosby? I don't think so.

  19. wingsfan13 says:

    that would be cool and fair….lol

  20. avsjoendryan says:

    i agree with the teams to a certain extent. Now before i say this im going to make it clear.  Joe Sakic is my favorite player of all time. Sakic without a doubt deserves the "c". He is arguably the best captain and leader in the game today and i dont think many of you would argue that. Fursure Iginla and linds deserve "a" but paul *****in kariya wearing a letter… are you out of your mind! i would give the "c" to Pronger, Thorton and Arnott over him any day of the week. There are other players on the team who id consider giving the "c" before also. For the east all im going to say is did you forget about Stillman, Jokinen, ALFERDSSON.

  21. pezzz says:

    For the east, Brière should be there for the flyers instead of Richards as for Brind'Amour instead of Stillman for Carolina. Also, I think a guy like Roszival should be there for the rangers, instead of Kaberle in Toronto. Kimmo Timomen (Flyers) deserves a look, and I'd have Comrie over Campoli for the Isles. As for the captains, I think Alfredsson and Brind'Amour (if he goes) are far better leaders than Crosby and Lecavalier.

    For the west, it's imperative that Gaborik goes for Minnesota. This guy is simply amazing. And for God's sake, remove the C from Kariya and even his roster spot. Brad Boyes deserves to be there for St. Louis. Also, I think one of Camalleri of Kopitar shouldn't be there, they're taking the spot of Mike Ribeiro. I don't really like the guy, but he really deserves to be there. Also, the C should go to Sakic, without a doubt, and the As to Iginla and Listrom are the best choices in my opinion.

  22. Asquaredx2 says:

    I agree with everything you said but I'd definitely say Richards has done more to deserve a spot than Briere.

  23. 1messier1 says:

    HUET OVER LUNDQVIST?????? YOU GOTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!

    AND WHAT ABOUT ADDING BOYES AND KOVALEV ? THESE GUYS ARE DOING VERY WELL THIS SEASON,BOTH OF THESE GUYS SHOULD BE ON YOUR LIST,AND MAYBE PUT ANTROPOV IN AS A WRITE IN.AND I THINK THAT BRIND'AMOUR SHOULD BE AN AUTOMATIC SHOE IN THIS YEAR,WHY DOES EVERYONE OVERLOOK HIM,HIS NUMBERS ARE AWESOME

  24. I_hate_LA says:

    Ummmmm….where's Getzlaf on the list????

  25. rangfan68 says:

    how can u say huet will be a starter…hes having a horrible season…Lundqvist will be the starter. he is carrying the team and hes on pace to win the vezina this yr. i dont think chara will be going to the All-star game… he hasnt been the player of past. and naming crosby an A- captain ..good luck coaches have more respect for veterans then wise as teenagers such as crosby.

  26. 1messier1 says:

    i agree with you 100% this guy is obviously living in another dimmension and needs to come back to 2007 and start watching some hockey!!!! HUET  over LUNDQVIST!!!!!!!! that is by far the funniest thing i have ever seen ,and you are 100% correct about crosby ,they keep pampering this wise a$$ kid ,he is good but he is not a veteran superstar, and to name him captain of the all stars is by far  a joke,and how can this guy leave brind'amour and kovie as well as boyes of the the list

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!

    BRING BACK THE OLDTIMERS GAME AND DO AWAY WITH THE YOUNG STARS GAME BETTMAN OR BETTER YET JUST QUIT AND HAVE SOMEONE ELSE STEP IN THAT KNOWS AND LOVES THE GAME

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