Saturday, January 13, 2007

All-Star Snub



Alexander Semin (24g-19a-43p, 40 games) and Olaf Kolzig (15-13-4, 3.07 gaa, .909 sv%) were certainly deserving of a spot on the All-Star team, but they were left off as the complete rosters were announced today. The NHL is always looking for ways to promote the game. He's an idea, how about using the All-Star game to promote how exciting the game can be by including star play makers such as Semin and fellow countryman Ilya Kovalchuk. I mean who would you rather see in the All-Star game?
(Mike Green was chosen to represent the Caps in the Young Stars game. Click here to see the rest of the roster for this game.)
Here is the list of the chosen ones. Some must have discriminating photos of Gary Bettman.



Eastern Conference All-Stars

Starters:
F Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (21g-44a-65p, 39 games)
F Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (28g-33a-61p, 44 games)
F Daniel Briere, Buffalo Sabres (16g-35a-51p, 44 games)
D Brian Campbell, Buffalo Sabres ( 5g-21a-26p, 44 games)
D Sheldon Souray, Montreal Canadians (14g-23a-37p, 43 games)
G Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres (22-7-2, 2.62 gaa, .916 sv%)

Reserves:
G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils (26-13-3, 2.07 gaa, .927 sv%)
G Cristobal Huet, Montreal Canadians (17-8-3, 2.45 gaa, .927 sv%)
D Jay Bouwmeester, Florida Panthers ( 6g-16a-22p, 46 games)
D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins ( 8g-18a-26p, 39 games)
D Tomas Kaberle, Toronto Maple Leafs ( 8g-29a-37p, 45 games)
D Brian Rafalski, New Jersey Devils ( 2g-27a-29p, 44 games)
F Jason Blake, New York Islanders (23g-18a-41p, 43 games)
F Simon Gagne, Philadelphia Flyers (20g-13a-33p, 44 games)
F Danny Heatley, Ottawa Senators (27g-31a-58p, 46 games)
F Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning (26g-33a-59p, 45 games)
F Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning (28g-31a-59p, 45 games)
F Brendan Shanahan, New York Rangers (24g-22a-46p, 45 games)
F Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes (19g-18a-37p, 46 games)
F Justin Williams, Carolina Hurricanes (21g-20a-41p, 46 games)

Western Conference All-Stars

Starters:
F Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks (11g-42a-53p, 44 games)
F Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche (18g-29a-47p, 43 games)
F Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose Sharks (14g-15a-29p, 38 games)
D Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks ( 8g-34a-42p, 46 games)
D Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings ( 9g-26a-35p, 44 games)
G Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks (24-16-1, 2.50 gaa, .913 sv%)

Reserves:
G Mikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames (21-14-3, 2.32 gaa, .921 sv%)
G Marty Turco, Dallas Stars (21-15-1, 2.34 gaa, .910 sv%)
D Philippe Boucher, Dallas Stars (13g-20a-33p, 44 games)
D Kimmo Timonen, Nashville Predators ( 8g-23a-31p, 44 games)
D Lubomir Visnovsky, Los Angeles Kings (13g-23a-36p, 43 games)
F Bill Guerin, St. Louis Blues (18g-13a-31p, 42 games)
F Martin Havlat, Chicago Blackhawks (13g-13a-26p, 21 games)
F Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks (20g-26a-46p, 44 games)
F Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets(13g-17a-30p, 39 games)
F Yanic Perreault, Phoenix Coyotes (14g-11a-25p, 31 games)
F Brian Rolston, Minnesota Wild (23g-18a-41p, 45 games)
F Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks (28g-29a-57p, 46 games)
F Ryan Smyth, Edmonton Oilers (21g-12a-33p, 34 games)
F Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings (17g-16a-33p, 44 games)

1 comment:

Biff said...

Eric Staal? Eric Staal?!

Semin: 24-19-43 in 40 games
Staal: 19-18-37 in 46 games