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NHL All star starters


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here they are, announced just moments ago:

Eastern Conference

Joe Thornton (Boston) - C

Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay)- RW

Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta)- LW - overall leading vote getter

Scott Niedermeyer (New Jersey) - D

Scott Stevens (New Jersey) - D

Martin Brodeur (New Jersey) - G

Western Conference

Mike Modano (Dallas) - C

Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver) - RW

Bill Guerin (Dallas) - LW

Rob Blake (Colorado) - D - Western Conference leading vote getter

Nicholas Lidstrom (Detroit) - D

Marty Turco (Dallas) - G

Dallas and New Jersey dominated the balloting. Kovalchuk is making his first all star appearance for atlanta and was the overall leading vote getter by a large margin. all these are very deserving of the starting job.

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Too bad it's in Minni (former home of the Stars) because guys like Modano have been crap this year and shouldn't have made it. Datsyuk should be the West centre and Sundin should be the East starter. I say that because of stats not bias.

Edit @ bayrider: :laugh: you're a funny one man. Souray lol.

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that's what i hate about the voting for the starters. it's just a big popularity contest and the best players at their respective positions don't get to start...

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that's what i hate about the voting for the starters. it's just a big popularity contest and the best players at their respective positions don't get to start...

Indeed. It all depends on whose hosting it. That's all. Could have been much better imo.

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draper and datsyuk are having seasons 100x better than modano's but he's a starter. i say the gm's should vote for the starting lineups themselves, not some people that know jack about hockey. i guess draper and datsyuk aren't known well enough just yet. i just hope either of them gets to play and i'll be happy. :)

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why do they have damn Dallas players in there... they suck this year...

Simple. It's in Minnisota. Minnisota use to be home to the Minnisota North Stars whom are now the Dallas Stars. It's home town favouritism. There's no one to vote for on the wild so they vote for old North Stars.

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,Jan 9 2004, 11:40] *Rob Blake (Colorado) - D - Western Conference leading vote getter

Wow thats surprising.. Go Avs!! :D

yeah, i do love the starting d pair of lidstrom and blake. (Y)

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BMac: whats wrong with Sheldon Souray? he's a great defensmen. Considering he just got back from a year off with a broken wrist to lead defensmen in scoring i dont see why he should not be in the All-Star game. He's a great offensive D

oh... is it because he doesnt play for the maple laughs?

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Simple. It's in Minnisota. Minnisota use to be home to the Minnisota North Stars whom are now the Dallas Stars. It's home town favouritism. There's no one to vote for on the wild so they vote for old North Stars.

I could not diasagree more. Minnesota is a Dallas hating state. Modano, Guerin, and Turco getting in has little to nothing to do with the game being in Minnesota. Besides, Modano would be the only player associated with the North Stars. The all-star game is for the fans and whether or not they are having a good season or not these guys are fan favorites.

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First off: what the heck?! WHERE ARE THE DESERVING PLAYERS?!

I know I'm biased when I say this (I'm a Detroit Red Wings fan and I live in Dallas), but NONE of the Stars players that were seletected (with the possible exception of Billy G., but his stats don't tell you how his year has really been) deserve to be there. Madono has stunk it up, and Turco only got even decent recently.

That said, Lidstrom doesn't deserve to be there (as a starter), either. He's had a decent year, but he's not even the best defenseman on the Red Wings. Get Schneider and Datsyuk to go.

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not bad, i think some different players should be on there. draper and datsyuk are having great seasons but they will never get the starting position specially draper he is so under-rated. He is one of my favorite players the past few season after attending wing games seeing him work his a$$ off every time on the ice, he never stops. I would agree with lidstrom too i would put schneider there instead, even wooley for the way of season he is having! but i know all of this reply has to do with the D-town Red Wings but thats the only team i really care about

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not bad, i think some different players should be on there. draper and datsyuk are having great seasons but they will never get the starting position specially draper he is so under-rated. He is one of my favorite players the past few season after attending wing games seeing him work his a$$ off every time on the ice, he never stops. I would agree with lidstrom too i would put schneider there instead, even wooley for the way of season he is having! but i know all of this reply has to do with the D-town Red Wings but thats the only team i really care about

Give Datsyuk some time and he'll make it. As for Draper, he is having the season of his life. He'll never do this well again. He needs recognition now before it's over. Lidstrom is a defense icon and that's why he's there.

Now the Dallas issue. Modano is only there cause it's in Minni. Guerin is a great player and I'm glad he made. Turco is one of the most well known active goalies that have done satisfactory. That's why he's there. RichieNine9 point taken.

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Give Datsyuk some time and he'll make it. As for Draper, he is having the season of his life. He'll never do this well again. He needs recognition now before it's over. Lidstrom is a defense icon and that's why he's there.

Now the Dallas issue. Modano is only there cause it's in Minni. Guerin is a great player and I'm glad he made. Turco is one of the most well known active goalies that have done satisfactory. That's why he's there. RichieNine9 point taken.

I agree with you except for the Stars part. Guerin really isn't having a good season and neither is Turco.

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I agree with you except for the Stars part. Guerin really isn't having a good season and neither is Turco.

Guerin is an elite player. I love his hard nosed style and am thrilled he's a starter. As for Turco, it's hard to find a guy in the West that's been better that has a name like he does. I would say Ozzie's been better but he doesn't attract the attention of a Marty Turco.

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Well, I for one think that Cechmanek is having a pretty good team considering the change in scenery and the team he's currently on.

He's always been good in the regular season though. It's the playoffs where he chokes.

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Where the hell is Sheldon Souray for the D?? he's by far one of the best in the league right now! hell, he's the leading scorer for his team!

lol sheldon souray wow hes had a hot streak but nothing else hes not great, lol leading point getter for the canadians lol shows you wat kind of talent they got,

1 other question how come Naslund aint starting for the west, hes better then bert

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lol sheldon souray wow hes had a hot streak but nothing else hes not great, lol leading point getter for the canadians lol shows you wat kind of talent they got,

1 other question how come Naslund aint starting for the west, hes better then bert

Tuzzi, like Guerin, plays a physical style that the fans love. Kind of dumb though considering the All Star game rarely has more than one hit thrown and it's usually Stevens who throws it.

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BMac: whats wrong with Sheldon Souray? he's a great defensmen. Considering he just got back from a year off with a broken wrist to lead defensmen in scoring i dont see why he should not be in the All-Star game. He's a great offensive D

oh... is it because he doesnt play for the maple laughs?

wtf,? sheldon souray aint leading in defencemen , hes 5th for crying out loud

1 SERGEI GONCHAR 39

2 ROB BLAKE 31

3 Chris Pronger 29

4 MATHIEU SCHNEIDER 29

5 SHELDON SOURAY 26

but i have to agree in the term maple laughs i absolutly hate them, i have to admit there having a good year tho

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Brian Bouche should be the goalie for the west!!

This boy ain't letting anything in!!

Breaks the record and he's still not let one in! :p

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BMac: whats wrong with Sheldon Souray? he's a great defensmen. Considering he just got back from a year off with a broken wrist to lead defensmen in scoring i dont see why he should not be in the All-Star game. He's a great offensive D

oh... is it because he doesnt play for the maple laughs?

Damn I missed this one. First of all Souray will be in the All Star game he just won't be a starter. He's the flavour of the month. Second he is the top scorer with 13 goals but he doesn't have the face value a Stevens or Niedermeyer has. He will make the team but no one except a hard core fan has heard of him. He won't draw like the two electees will. As for your Maple laughs comment, enough with the past I live for today and at the moment the Leafs are on top of the Habs in the standings. :p

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