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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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Comments

Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:01 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters


second, for someone from VANCOUVER to question the class of a city, and claim that they make canada look bad, well that might be the funneist and most hypocritical thing i've EVER read.  it's like someone who lives in a trailer park in kentucky, calling someone from new york a redneck
haha, you're a leaf fan.

so i retract the bolded statement above, and will point out other things that make your city a joke (other than your hockey team ofcourse).  want to talk about making canada look bad, good job on the G20, that didn't make canada look bad at all. 

my comment about continuing to cry stands though, it's just funnier now that i know your a laff's fan.



Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:57 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

How bad were the Ottawa fans?  Not abit of class in that city.  The booing and obnoxious comments being yelled were so rediculous.  It reminded me of the bafoons in Canadian Parliament.  Here I thought it was just the politicians in Ottawa that were Idiots.  Nope it's everyone in that stupid city.  Thanks for making Canada look bad you garbage pile of a city.

where to begin.

first of all, they were fans booing players from a rival team.  it would have happened in any single arena in the league.  it didn't happne last year, because honestly, who are carolina's hated rivals?

second, for someone from VANCOUVER to question the class of a city, and claim that they make canada look bad, well that might be the funneist and most hypocritical thing i've EVER read.  it's like someone who lives in a trailer park in kentucky, calling someone from new york a redneck. 

but really, keep crying, it's funny.



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:56 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

I grew up in long island during the islanders 80's run of Stanley cups and spend my entire youth playing ice hockey. I have no idea when it started, but slowly my interest in hockey started to fade. Why? Terrible marketing of their product? The great players like Lemieux, Gretzky retiring? Whatever it was...it's now faded to the point that I don't care about the sport I grew up on and couldnt name one of these players if you held a gun to my head. Opening this article was truly enlightening about how far this sport has fallen off the radar. I have only one friend who carries the torch for it, otherwise it wouldn't exist in my life at all. And this isn't to say I'm not a huge sports fan. I have season tickets to both the lakers and chargers. Am I just an example of how this sport lost its way? north America vs the world, captains drafting their teams, you can do anything you like....when I don't care about the names...you might as well have put the guys in the office downstairs in sumo outfits on the ice against the valet staff. I would be a lot more entertained.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:55 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

EUROPE-canada-usa



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:54 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Because the All Star voting is a sham? The host team always stuffs the ballot and then fools vote for the big name teams - whether it be the Canucks, the Blackhawks, the Bruins, whatever. Why was there only one Detroit Red Wing on the ballot - Pavel Datsyuk? Jimmie Howard had to get written in. Granted, he didn't have a great 2010-11, but he's better than some of the names included on the ballot. The kid had to be written in. 


Also, the San Jose Sharks play on the west coast. Most people don't see your team regularly. There's always going to be that bias. Plus they really haven't been phenomenal this year, just steady. Lot less flashy and less big names than most teams.  



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:53 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

This is by far the most idiotic way to form an all star team.I'll be missing this 23-20 game.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:37 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

How do the Sharks only have one player in the all star game when they are only 6 points away from first in the conference and have played 3 less games than the team in first?



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:15 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

By far the most interesting All-Star week.  MLB and NBA should look into changing.



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:09 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Hey Big poppa suck a prick.. Chara didn't want to have a couple of pussies on his team.. nothing tainted about our Cup.. To bad, your still just a sore loser..



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:02 am
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

You know what would be really awesome?  Having the fans vote/suggest who to pick during this.  The NHL could run a contest where two or more people win a trip to the event and get to sit with the all star team captains giving their suggestion / opinion on who to draft.  Or they could post a poll after each pick of all the remaining undrafted all-stars and fans could have 3-5 minutes to go online and vote on who the fans would like to be drafted next.  The captains would not be required to take that player but it would be a cool wrinkle and get the fans involved seeing how this entire event is FOR THE FANS!


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