Though the 2013 NHL All-Star Game was a victim of the lockout, cancelled before the season even got underway, we have now reached the midway point of this abbreviated 48-game NHL season, and so it's time to pick the All-Star teams that would have been if the game were held as scheduled.
A few rules when picking this team:
I am picking 21 players per conference: 12 forwards, six defensemen and three goalies.
Like a real roster for an All-Star Game, each team in the conference needs to be represented by at least one player.
With that in mind, here is my Eastern Conference All-Star team.
Feel free to comment on players you feel deserve to be on this roster whom I omitted. Keep in mind, however, that if you add a player, you have to take another player off, and you still need to keep at least one player from each team on your roster. So tell me who you would take off and not just who you would add on.