Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More All-Star Changes

Even more changes to the line-up for both conferences were announced on Tuesday for this weekend's festivities. Some are definitely more surprising than others.

In the Western Conference; Henrik Zetterberg (Wes), Paul Statsny (Wes) and Sergei Zubov (Chris) will all sit out because of injuries. In their place you'll see Mike Ribeiro (Dale B.), Corey Perry (Peter) and Scott Niedermayer (non-pool). Niedermayer hasn't played many games this season, but still gets to go, which does raise an eyebrow or two in most circles. The additions of Ribeiro and Perry seem to sit well with everyone, as they are having some great seasons with their teams this season.

Sitting out from the East will be Dany Heatley (Jeff), Sidney Crosby (Benson) and Martin Brodeur (Don). Both Heatley and Crosby will be sitting out due to injuries and it looks like Brodeur will sit in the same fashion as Roberto Luongo (John B.). In their place, we'll see Marc Savard (John P.), Evgeni Malkin (Dale B.) and Tim Thomas (Don). The addition of Thomas was quite coincidental, as he and Brodeur are both goaltenders for Don's team in the pool, so he won't miss out in the Eastern crease.

Western ConferenceTeamPoolEastern ConferenceTeamPool
Manny LegaceSTLWesMartin BrodeurNJDDon
Chris OsgoodDETDale C.Rick DiPietroNYIRyan
Evgeni NabokovSANWesTomas VokounFLAAaron
Tim ThomasBOSDon
Dion PhaneufCALRyanZdeno CharaBOSBenson
Nicklas LidstromDETBensonAndrei MarkovMTLJohn B.
Duncan KeithCHIJeffBrian CampbellBUFDale C.
Ed JovanovskiPHOChrisSergei GoncharPITWes
Chris ProngerANAMarcusTomas KaberleTORJohn P.
Sergei ZubovDALChrisKimmo TimonenPHIMarcus
Scott NiedermayerANAN/A
Jarome Iginla CALAaronDaniel AlfredssonOTTClayton
Henrik ZetterbergDETWesSidney CrosbyPITBenson
Pavel DatsyukDETStuartVincen LecavalierTAMStuart
Jason ArnottNASMarcusScott GomezNYRPeter
Marian GaborikMINClaytonDany HeatleyOTTJeff
Ryan GetzlafANAAaronMarian HossaATLDale C.
Shawn HorcoffEDMDennisIlya KovalchukATLPeter
Anze KopitarLOSJohn B.Alex OvechkinWASClayton
Rick NashCBJWesMike RichardsPHIBenson
Henrik SedinVANChrisJason SpezzaOTTChris
Paul StatsnyCOLWesEric StaalCARClayton
Joe ThorntonSANPeterMartin St. LouisTAMDieter
Corey PerryANAPeter Evgeni MalkinPITDale B.
Mike Ribeiro DALDale B.Marc SavardBOSJohn P.

Western ConferenceTeamPoolEastern ConferenceTeamPool
Alexander EdlerVANTobias EnstromATLJeff
Erik JohnsonSTLClaytonKris LetangPITWes
Jack JohnsonLOSMike LundinTAM
Matt NiskanenDALMarc StaalNYR
Sam GagnerEDMNicklas BackstromWASDale C.
Patrick KaneCHIMarcusBrandon DubinskyNYR
Peter MuellerPHOTyler KennedyPIT
David PerronSTLMilan LucicBOS

Including the YoungStars roster, Clayton leads all teams with players taking part in the All-Star Weekend with five. Four players in the main teams and one in the YoungStars game. Peter and Marcus each have four players taking part, while Benson and Dale C. each have three.

Fortunately, every team in the Draft has representation, even if it is only one player. Stay tuned for more changes, if and when they happen.

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