Tuesday, January 08, 2008

All-Stars: The Future

Any surprises in the starting lineups for the All-Star Game? Probably not.

We'll get the full rosters the 10th and 11th, which will include the Young Stars as well, we assume. Traditionally the Young Stars' roster is limited, with one goalie, four defensemen and six or seven forwards per team. As usual there are more players who could make the cut - here's who should at least be considered:

East
Carey Price, G Montreal Canadiens
Tobias Enstrom, D Atlanta Thrashers
Marc Staal, D New York Rangers
Kris Letang, D Pittsburgh Penguins
Jeff Schultz, D Washington Capitals (only because there's a lack of young defensemen in the East)
Milan Lucic, L Boston Bruins
Andrei Kostitsyn, L Montreal Canadiens
Travis Zajac, C New Jersey Devils
Nicklas Backstrom, C Washington Capitals
Ryan Callahan, R New York Rangers

West
Jonathan Bernier, G Los Angeles Kings
Matt Niskanen, D Dallas Stars
Jack Johnson, D Los Angeles Kings
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D San Jose Sharks
Erik Johnson, D St. Louis Blues
Gilbert Brule, C Columbus Blue Jackets
Jiri Hudler, C Detroit Red Wings
Sam Gagner, C Edmonton Oilers
Peter Mueller, C Phoenix Coyotes
Andrew Cogliano, C Edmonton Oilers
Devin Setoguchi, R San Jose Sharks

Feel free to discuss, call me an idiot, etc.

6 comments:

Chris & Sarah said...

Toews and Kane?

CapsChick said...

I knew someone was going to bring them up ;) I actually could see one or both of them going to the real All-Star Game - if not, though, they'll definitely be on the Young Stars team.

Pookie said...

Wait, the NHL is doing the Young Stars game again? I thought it was such a disaster last year (save for a certain winner of a lovely plastic star trophy, of course) that surely they'd junk it for this year. Huh. I agree with your list but I might add Andy Greene, D, NJD.

Maal said...

Cept Carey Price got sent to the AHL.

CapsChick said...

Yup, I know - I posted this about an hour before they sent him down. I'm still waiting for my psychic powers to kick in, you know? ;)

Abby said...

Gilbert Brule is also in the AHL too...so he wont be playing either.