Saturday, January 03, 2009

2009 NHL All Star Starters Announced

The 2009 All-Stars were announced today in Montreal by an aging hockey star Jean Béliveau.
“In three weeks, the world’s greatest players will come here, to one of the world’s great hockey cities, to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens,” former Canadiens star Jean Beliveau said in announcing the rosters. “I had the pleasure of playing in 13 All-Star Games and I can tell you it was an absolute honor. I look forward to watching the stars of today.”
In the Eastern Conference, it was no real big surprise. The top two vote getters Sid Crosby and "Geno" Malkin were named starting forwards along with former Penguin Alex Kovalev. Andrei Markov and Mike Komisarek will be at the blueline to guard for sophomore sensation Carey Price.

On the Western Conference side, the Ducks and Blackhawks will start on the ice. Fresh off their Winter Classic efforts, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews led the West in fan balloting. On defense, another Hawk, Brian Campbel will support Ryan Getzlaf, Scott Niedermayer, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

I am going to refrain from giving too much opinion here so that I could see who else gets selected to go to Montreal for the game. It could depend on who goes with what goalie and who has the worst goalie outing considering they each play one period a piece.

[Via: Yahoo! Sports]
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