The 2012 NHL All-Star Game, like many that came before it, will be a popularity contest.
A quick look at the ballot for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game reveals a handful of undeserving players that found spots on the ballot because of their reputations.
Sidney Crosby is an exception, however. His presence at the All-Star game means so much to the game of hockey. It's tough for me to question his place on the ballot.
As for the rest of the nominees, let's examine the ballot and reveal those who don't belong, despite their big names.