Sunday, November 14, 2010
Leafs on the All Star ballot
The NHL has announced the 100 names that will appear on the All Star ballot to be completed by fans. When one out of every seven players appear on the ballot, you can expect to see some pretty ordinary players included.
From the Leafs there is Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, Tomas Kaberle and J-S Giguere. Sure they are some of the Leaf's better player but there best player this season has been Luke Schenn. Schenn will not be on the ballot and will not be going to the All Star game. It almost seems that the NHL just named highest paid players. How else could you explain these picks.
Well this is just your normal level of fussing over the ballot choices. The most bizarre choice is Mark Streit of the Islanders. Streit is out for the entire season which doesn't make it likely that he will be playing in the game.