NHL fans are having their say as to who should represent the league as First Team All-Stars, and the results aren’t pretty.
If voting were to end at this point, the First Team of All-Stars would include three Leafs, two Sens and Sidney Crosby, who is currently out for an indefinite period of time. All-Star voting runs until January 4th, 2012.
Some of these players have no business being selected as the top players at their position. Others, like Crosby and James Reimer, have no business being selected as an All-Star for this season due to being injured for most of the year.
It’s pretty obvious that these players are leading the vote because the game itself is being held in Ottawa. While the game itself is usually a joke, getting picked as an All-Star still has some prestige attached to it.
Today’s vote totals serve to compromise that prestige.
Who would you pick as your First Team instead? I’ve got my six. Let’s take a look.