The six players chosen to participate in the 2011 All-Star game have been unveiled, and the results are leaving many to wonder, what were the 14.3 million fans from all over the world thinking?
If you ask anyone who has watched just the playoff games in the past few years who they voted for, you will most likely hear the list of names below.
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Mark-Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Either the 14.3 million people who voted are diehard Pittsburgh and Chicago fans, or their knowledge on the other NHL players and teams are slim to none.
Don't get me wrong, these six are outstanding players, but does popularity and recent victory really make them deserving of this event? What about the other players who have the same, if not better stats? Is it fair that they are forgotten just because they do not have the same popularity as Crosby and Malkin?
Here are the top 25 players of the NHL who have been snubbed and completely forgotten by fans.