The 2009 NHL All-Star Game Rosters have been announced.
There are some snubs and some surprises:
x-Patrick Kane, Chicago; x-Jonathan Toews, Chicago; s-Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim; Jarome Iginla, Calgary; Milan Hejduk, Colorado; Rick Nash, Columbus; Mike Modano, Dallas; Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit; Dustin Brown, Los Angeles; Shane Doan, Phoenix; Keith Tkachuk, St. Louis; Joe Thornton, San Jose.
x-Brian Campbell, Chicago; x-Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim; Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit; Sheldon Souray, Edmonton; Shea Weber, Nashville; Dan Boyle, San Jose.
x-Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Anaheim; Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota; Roberto Luongo, Vancouver.
x-Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh; x-Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh; x-Alexei Kovalev, Montreal; Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta; Marc Savard, Boston; Thomas Vanek, Buffalo; Eric Staal, Carolina; Zach Parise, New Jersey; Dany Heatley, Ottawa; Jeff Carter, Philadelphia; Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay; Alex Ovechkin, Washington.
x-Andrei Markov, Montreal; x-Mike Komisarek, Montreal; Zdeno Chara, Boston; Jay Bouwmeester, Florida; Mark Streit, N.Y. Islanders; Tomas Kaberle, Toronto.
x-Carey Price, Montreal; Tim Thomas, Boston; Henrik Lundqvist, N. Y. Rangers.
x=voted by the fans as a starter.
The roster is FULL of Canadiens as their fans stuffed the online NHL All-Star Game ballots.
No matter who is playing, I’ll be tuning in for the skills competition on Saturday and the game on Sunday.