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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 29, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:23 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Your all idiots!!!! Stop reading into everything and then making yourself look shallow.

You're



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:05 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Your all idiots!!!! Stop reading into everything and then making yourself look shallow.



Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:58 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

In order to be a good all-star player you must have won a cup under your
definitions.  That would keep over half of the players from being considered.

The Hawks have only won once in a fluke year.  They won't win again, *your goalers sucketh*    &nb
sp;



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:53 pm
 

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.



Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:51 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

Play with integrity in an all-star game?  What are you, like 8 yrs old.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:29 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

I must laugh at Chara's inability to pick a
Canuck.  He must have some serious issues.
It is just an all-star game, what a poor choice for
 captain.
I wouldn't pick a Canuck either.  What have any of them won? Getting to the cup is not winning it.  The Canuks are just like the Buffalo Bills of the 1990's.  Lots of talent but just not enough to win it all. I will give the Bills much more credit though.  They got there 4 times, the Canucks got there once and highly doubt they will get there again with the team they have now. So I think the laugh is on you rediiis. The Canuck players are soft especially the Sedin sisters!



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:29 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

He didn't choose any Canucks cause he wants guys who play the game with integrity not like little girls Laughing



Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:16 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

I must laugh at Chara's inability to pick a
Canuck.  He must have some serious issues.
It is just an all-star game, what a poor choice for
 captain.   



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:04 pm
 

2012 NHL All-Star Rosters

In the NBA this would be great, with 20 total players. This draft looked like a complete bore for the players.  Most really dont have a personality and just came across as fake during this "draft"


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