NHL All-Star Team of Non-Playoff Teams
Of course when half of the NHL players are in the playoffs, a lot of the better players are getting publicized for their great seasons.
You have your Ovechkins, Crosbys, and Thorntons getting publicized so far, but there is a great list of players who aren't getting the publicity they should even after having phenomenal seasons.
So I have composed a list of NHL All-Stars from 2010 who did not make the playoffs.
Here we go.
Forward - Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
At the beginning of the year, if you were to ask me to name the three players who will score 50 goals this season, I would have never said Steven Stamkos.
Now Stamkos shares a part in history as the co-winner of the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy with Sidney Crosby.
Forward - Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers
Marian Gaborik is one of the two people that even kept the New York Rangers in the season.
He had 42 goals, 86 points and was +15, but it was still not enough for the Rangers to do much.
Maybe next year Gaborik can get a little more offensive help in New York (I almost guarantee that he will).
Forward - Brad Richards, Dallas Stars
Brad Richards had another solid year for the Stars. He posted 24 goals with 67 assists, finishing with 91 points for the Stars and was in the Top 10 in Points and Top Five in assists.
Defenseman - Mark Streit, New York Islanders
Mark Streit had a great season on the Islanders posting 11 goals and 49 points—not to mention his run with Switzerland in the Winter Olympics.
Defenseman - Tomas Kaberle, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas Kaberle had another solid year for the Maple Leafs posting 49 points. He is the solid man at defense in Toronto and maybe next year him and Dion Phaneuf can help reunite the Toronto team and get a fire started.
Goalie - Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist has had another phenomenal year in Broadway. Unfortunately, the Rangers offense hardly did enough for him.
Lundqvist started 72 games for the Rangers and posted 35 wins, a GAA of 2.38 and a save percentage of .921. He also had four shutouts.