On Thursday, the NHL released the full 2012 NHL All-Star Roster for the 2012 All-Star game which takes place on Jan. 28 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.
Edmonton Oilers’ forward, Jordan Eberle, is one player who deserves to be on the All-Star roster, but won’t make the game unless injuries or other circumstances open up a spot for him.
The captains for each All-Star team have yet to be announced, but they will divide the players into two teams fantasy draft style on Jan. 26.
I guess the starting line-ups will be slightly different than what I proposed. All that matters to me is that we see an exciting game.
Let’s take a look at the five players who got snubbed when the league selected the final 36 players.
However, their leading scorer Kris Versteeg was snubbed of an All-Star game roster spot. He’s managed to rack up 39 points on 17 goals and 22 assists and is on the verge of hitting over 80 points this year which would smash his career high of 53.
He’s the main reason the Panthers are doing so well this season, it’s a shame he didn’t get picked to play in the All-Star game this year.
It would have been amazing to see Jordan Eberle team up with the NHL’s best.
Thanks to the league we won’t see that happen this year.
He may be injured, but it would have been better to see him on the roster and then later replaced because he’s that good.
He leads the Oilers in scoring with 17 goals.
Jamie Benn made the roster ahead of Jordan Eberle and Kris Versteeg and he only managed to score 13 goals this season.
Jamie Benn shouldn’t have made the roster. Especially not at the disposal of Jordan Eberle.
Nicklas Lidstrom (The Legend)
The Detroit Red Wings’ legendary defensemen is having another amazing season this year. It was a shock to see him snubbed off the roster.
Then again I can’t really say he was snubbed because he did want to take some time off during the break; which could be false but only Lidstrom knows.
If Lidstrom actually didn’t want a break and did get snubbed, then there’s something wrong with the league.
Lidstrom definitely deserved to be on the All-Star roster over defensemen Dustin Byfuglien and Dennis Wideman.
He has a plus/minus of 17 and has managed to earn 22 points this season. It’s an embarrassment not to see him on the All-Star roster this season.
He is just as deserving as the rest of the players from the Stanley Cup Champions to make it to the roster.
Bergeron is second on the Bruins in points, and ranks among the best faceoff men in the NHL.
Bergeron is a tremendous skater that contributes heavily to the Bruins’ success. Its no wonder he’s an assistant captain for the team.
Its completely outrageous to see him not get selected for the All-Star game this year.
Kevin Bieksa ranked seventh in the NHL among defensemen with 25 points on 4 goals and 21 assists. He’s a main reason why the Canucks managed to climb back to the top of the Western Conference standings after having a poor start to the season.
Once again, the league made another stupid mistake by leaving Kevin Bieska out of the All-Star game.