Young Guns Game

The NHL released the 2004 NHL YoungStars Rosters today for the East and the West, each team consisting of 11 players.Eastern YoungStars:

Forwards:

Michael Ryder – Montreal Canadiens – 36 Points

Trent Hunter – New York Islanders – 32 Points

Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins – 28 Points

Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes – 23 Points

Ryan Malone – Pittsburgh Penguins – 22 Points

Derek Roy – Buffalo Sabres – 5 Points

Defensemen:

Joni Pitkanen – Philadelhpia Flyers – 17 Points

Paul Martin – New Jersey Devils – 9 Points

Garnet Exelby – Atlanta Thrashers – 7 Points

Brooks Orpik – Pittsburgh Penguins – 4 Points

Goaltender:

Andrew Raycroft – Boston Bruins – 2.00 GAA .928 SV%

Apparently being a goon makes you an All-Star, Exelby and Orpik are no hockey players.

Western Conference:

Forwards:

Raffi Torres – Edmonton Oilers – 24 Points

Jonathan Cheechoo – San Jose Sharks – 24 Points

Matthew Lombardi – Calgary Flames – 21 Points

Joffrey Lupul – Anaheim Mighty Ducks – 20 Points

Pierre-Marc Bouchard – Minnesota Wild – 14 Points

Tuomo Ruutu – Chicago Blackhawks – 13 Points

Nikolai Zherdev – Columbus Blue Jackets – 12 Points

Defensemen:

Dam Hamhuis – Nashville Predators – 14 Points

Christian Ehrhoff – San Jose Sharks – 7 Points

Alexei Semenov – Edmonton Oilers – 2 Points

Goaltender:

Philippe Sauve – Colorado Avalanche – 2.60 GAA .904 SV%

So what on your thoughts on this year’s YoungStars?

Who deserves to be there and who doesnt?