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2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:23 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2012 11:42 am
 
By: Adam Gretz

We knew which players were going to be taking part in the All-Star game this season, but we had no idea which team they would be playing for and who they would be playing against. It was all settled in Ottawa on Thursday night as Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, the two captains for this year's game, made their selections as you can see below in the order they were picked.

Chara won the coin toss and ended up with the first selection and chose Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk, and continued to load up on offense in the early rounds going with Evgeni Malkin, Marian Hossa and Phil Kessel.

Kessel, of course, was the last pick in the All-Star draft a year ago, but went in the eighth round this season. The last man standing this season was San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture

Two developments that should not have been a surprise to anybody: First, The Vancouver-Boston rivalry that started in last year's Stanley Cup Finals, and carried over into this season as we saw in their regular season matchup a couple of weeks ago, continued on as Chara did not pick a single Canuck.

That means that unlike last year when they were split up, the Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, will play on the same team as they've always done throughout their time in the NHL.

Also not a surprise: Alfredsson made sure to pick every Senator in the game, ending up with Erik Karlsson (his first pick), Jason Spezza (his second pick) and Milan Michalek.

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters
Team Alfredsson Team Chara
Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers, Goalie)* Joffrey Lupul (Maple Leafs, Forward)*
Erik Karlsson (Senators, Defense) Pavel Datsyuk (Red Wings, Forward)
Jason Spezza (Senators, Forward) Tim Thomas (Bruins, Goalie)
Jonathan Quick (Kings, Goalie) Evgeni Malkin (Penguins, Forward)
Claude Giroux (Flyers, Forward) Marian Hossa (Blackhawks, Forward)
Kris Letang (Penguins, Defense) Kimmo Timonen (Flyers, Defense)
Steven Stamkos (Lightning, Forward) Corey Perry (Ducks, Forward)
Brian Elliott (Blues, Goalie) Carey Price (Canadiens, Goalie)
Shea Weber (Predators, Defense) Phil Kessel (Maple Leafs, Forward)
Daniel Sedin (Canucks, Forward) Ryan Suter (Predators, Defense)
Dan Girardi (Rangers, Defense) Jimmy Howard (Red Wings, Goalie)
Keith Yandle (Coyotes, Defense) Brian Campbell (Panthers, Defense)
Milan Michalek (Senators, Forward) Patrick Kane (Blackhawks, Forward)
Henrik Sedin (Canucks, Forward) Dion Phaneuf (Maple Leafs, Defense)
James Neal (Penguins, Forward) Jarome Iginla (Flames, Forward)
Alex Edler (Canucks, Defense) Dennis Wideman (Capitals, Defense)
John Tavares (Islanders, Forward) Marian Gaborik (Rangers, Forward)
Scott Hartnell (Flyers, Forward) Jordan Eberle (Oilers, Forward)
Jason Pominville (Sabres, Forward) Tyler Seguin (Bruins, Forward)
Logan Couture (Sharks, Forward) Jamie Benn (Stars, Forward)

(*Assistant Captain)

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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:38 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

i see OWS comments on here...back when it started it wasa tent city for homeless but there is no OWS anymore in nyc....i walk by the area every day at last twice a day going to and from work and if there is 2 people there for last 3 months that is alot....it was all liberal media driven to take the attention off the lamest president ever known to mankind....and at its height when the cameras showed up the people did....otherwise t was the lamest protest ever seen....people who work in area just laugh about it when it is talked about...




Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:26 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Hey dex paranio- First off I work in Washington DC on Capital Hill so I'm pretty sure I know far more about the G20 and the G7 then most of the folks posting. As for the OWS idiots well that is just what they are idiots, I can't wait till the moron here in DC are finally thrown out of the square and parks.

As for what has happen in Toronto at the G20 summit it was a joke I was there. So maybe you can go back to watching Jerry and The View and getting your news from The Onion or MSNBC.



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:24 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Stick to the basics EAST vs West. Then  it was Europe vs North America, now picking your team like a kickball game..lol.  Its time to go back to the East vs West conference.


ALFIwantsout
Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:18 pm
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Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:53 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

For the guy/girl that thought Datsyuk wasn't a top ten player i would love to see your top ten.  Please post it!!



Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:46 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Oops sorry i thought this was a discussion board about the All-Star Game. 


SENS RULE;

LEAFS SUCK   
good man, way to get it back on track.

over-rated......over-rated!!!!!



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:41 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Oops sorry i thought this was a discussion board about the All-Star Game. 


SENS RULE;

LEAFS SUCK    



Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:28 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

oh wow look at this....so tell me now why you think the G20 summit protests make Canada look so bad when those people were protesting the same grievences you just mentioned above?
who said i was talking only about the protesters?  i think what made the G20 an embarassment was the police brutality by the toronto police, the misappropriation of funds by local politicians, and yes, a lot of local d-bag protesters, who were there for no other reason other than to cause trouble.


ALFIwantsout
Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:27 pm
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Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:20 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Both of you guys are weird


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