All-Star Players Set

2012ASGlogoWe’ve had a lot of good discussions going on around here over the past 24 hours…all of which are applicable to non-pancake related injuries, which is a good thing (knock on wood).  And like I said before, I’ll leave the Conklin and the Free Agent talk to their respective posts.

The NHL finalized the list of players who will be playing in the 2012 NHL All-Star game in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  We already know who the first six are: Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, and Tim Thomas.

Make the jump to see who made the NHL’s cut.

Let us begin our ’12 ASG Roster by saying…


Let us hope that this is the first of what is to become a long, consistent string of All-Star calibur seasons for one James “Tiberius” Howard.  Here are the stupid goalies…


Brian Elliot?  The back-up from Ottawa?  Yeah.  For those of you who may not know, Brian Elliot is the main reason that St. Louis has been able to have a resurgent year (so far).  The 26 year old – though he looks like he’s 40 – has posted a 15-5-1 record while boasting a .940 save percentage and claimed 5 shut outs so far.

Moving on to the defensemen…prepare to be outraged:


No Lidstrom?  Are you kidding me?  Yet they let this guy in…


And for the forwards…

2012allstarforwards1So if Lidstrom doesn’t get based on the fact that his points aren’t what they usually are…then why is Patrick Kane included in this list?  Logan Couture?  ZETTERBERG has more points than Logan Couture.  I hate this PC crap where deserving players are left off because we need representation from all 30 teams.

Thoughts?  I’m shocked that Lidstrom gets snubbed for the likes of Kimmo Timonen who has one freaking goal all season.

Congrats to Jimmy and Pavel…but come on, guys.