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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 29, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:55 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

I agreewith Rich...NO WAY should an all-star game mean home's the worst thing in baseball....yes I'm a Rangers fan....LOL.  All Star games are exhibition and exhibition only.  For it to be meaningful in hockey, you'd expect both sides to have there normal intensity...and it's not going to happen in an all star you really want your best player from your team out there getting slammed like a normal game?  Imagine the injuries!   And just how would you determine home ice with a fantasy draft?  I presume they'd have to go back to east vs west? 

Home ice and home field should go to the team that worked the hardest all year and has the best record!  Hopefully MLB will realize that and go back to the old ways.....let all star games be meaningless....and fun. 

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:29 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Dats the best two way player in the league on the leagues #1 team.

Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:27 am
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Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:18 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

No way do I want the All-Star game to mean home ice advantage for the winner.  I hate it in baseball.  There are players in the game that will influence something that they won't be going to.  Also, you can't really do that anyway if you are doing a Fantasy Draft.  I think all other sports should look at what the NHL is doing.  The Fantasy draft is fun. 

Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:15 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

This is by far the best way to run an allstar game. I recall the North Americans versus the Europeans, that was crap, the East versus the West, stunk also. The allstar game is extremely hard to create any real excitement given the lack of inflence it has on the regular season. The NHL should consider what the MLB is doing. The league winner gets home (ice) advantage. Let them play for something that matters. Otherwise, I totally support what they have going right now.

Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:14 am
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Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:11 am
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Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 8:51 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

So I had to listen to french.....and had to listen to Canucks run their mouth non-stop, and the cherry on top was a free honda. 

epic fail. 

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 7:19 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

bigpoppajf:  Sour grapes?  Did Chara shut you out in your building in Game #7?  Chara's team looks pretty solid.  Probably didn't go with any Canucks because he didn't want to soften up his lineup.

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:35 am

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Thank you Chara for not picking any Canucks.  We wouldn't want to lower ourselves to your thug level.  BTW, have you broken anyone's back lately and gotten way with it?

We know we'll be back in the Stanley Cup Finals this year.  Too bad you won't.  Enjoy your tainted Cup. 

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