Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Nash An All-Star -- Mason Snubbed

Rick Nash was named today to the Western Conference All-Star team, according to the roster released by the NHL at Noon EST. Unfortunately, Steve Mason was left off the squad. Here is the complete Western Roster: (*denotes fan-elected starter)

Jonathan Toews -- Chicago *
Patrick Kane -- Chicago *
Ryan Getzlaf -- Anaheim *
Jarome Iginla -- Calgary
Milan Hejduk -- Colorado
Rick Nash -- Columbus
Mike Modano -- Dallas
Pavel Datsyuk -- Detroit
Dustin Brown -- Los Angeles
Shane Doan -- Phoenix
Keith Tkachuk -- St. Louis
Joe Thornton -- San Jose

Scott Neidermeyer -- Anaheim*
Brian Campbell -- Chicago*
Sheldon Souray -- Edmonton
Dan Boyle -- San Jose
Shea Weber -- Nashville
Nick Lidstrom -- Detroit

J.S. Giguere -- Anaheim*
Roberto Luongo -- Vancouver
Niklas Backstrom--Minnesota

Now the politics and whining begins. While Mason clearly deserved it on merits, Luongo was made the token Canuck. What about Daniel Sedin, who is having a great year? We can go on and on, but I'd like to hear your thoughts first about who got a gift, and who got the shaft.

Eastern Conference announced tomorrow, and Young Stars on Friday. Mason had darn well better be in the Young Stars game!!!

1 comment:

Rick said...

Mase definately got the shaft! How can you not include him when his name is being put in the mix for not only the Calder but also the Vezina? Young Stars? Everyone, including team-mates & coach, are saying he's playing like a veteran. Not to mention the stats he's putting up. Still 1st in GAA & Save%, and of course...First in your programs!