Last week we learned that Alex Ovechkin, Jaromir Jagr, John Scott and Parick Kane would be captaining their respective divisions at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. Now we know who's going to be playing for them.
Shea Weber, Roman Josi and Pekka Rinne will represent the Predators at the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville.— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 6, 2016
Captain: Alex Ovechkin
Forwards: Nicklas Backstrom, Claude Giroux, Evgeni Malkin, Brandon Saad, John Tavares
Defensemen: Justin Faulk, Kris Letang, Ryan McDonagh
Goalies: Braden Holtby, Cory Schneider
Coach: Barry Trotz
Captain: Jaromir Jagr
Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Leo Komarov, Dylan Larkin, Ryan O'Reilly, Steven Stamkos
Defensemen: Aaron Ekblad, Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban
Goalies: Ben Bishop, Roberto Luongo
Coach: Gerard Gallant
Captain: John Scott
Forwards: Johnny Gaudreau, Taylor Hall, Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin
Defensemen: Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Mark Giordano
Goalies: John Gibson, Jonathan Quick
Coach: Darryl Sutter
Captain: Patrick Kane
Forwards: Jamie Benn, Matt Duchene, Tyler Seguin, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jonathan Toews
Defensemen: Dustin Byfuglien, Roman Josi, Shea Weber
Goalies: Devan Dubnyk, Pekka Rinne
Coach: Lindy Ruff
Honestly, I'm floored that Rinne made it in ahead of someone like Corey Crawford or Jake Allen, who have been playing extremely well all season, for the most part. No Ryan Suter either, which would have been a lot of fun to listen to.
However, all of the hand ringing about Nashville getting snubbed in favor of other players is for naught. Like Columbus, Raleigh, and Ottawa before them, they got their guys at the expense of others. Enjoy it.
We'll have more about possible line ups, skills competition, winners and losers coming up soon.