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pelts35.com 01-27-2005 12:07 PM

Planet USA All-Star Team Announced
 
x denotes starter

2005 PLANETUSA AHL ALL-STAR TEAM

Forwards
Sean Bergenheim, Bridgeport
Brandon Bochenski, Binghamton
x-Dustin Brown, Manchester
Craig Darby, Springfield ("C")
Andy Hilbert, Providence
Ryan Kesler, Manitoba
Mikko Koivu, Houston
x-Zach Parise, Albany
Tomas Plekanec, Hamilton
Tony Salmelainen, Edmonton
Alexander Svitov, Syracuse
x-Thomas Vanek, Rochester


Defensemen
Anton Babchuk, Norfolk
Keith Ballard, Utah
Christian Ehrhoff, Cleveland
Denis Grebeshkov, Manchester
Andrew Hutchinson, Milwaukee
x-Niklas Kronwall, Grand Rapids
x-Joni Pitkanen, Philadelphia
Brian Pothier, Binghamton


Goaltenders
x-Kari Lehtonen, Chicago
Ryan Miller, Rochester
Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia

Amazing, Keith Ballard with a -21 rating is selected at Utah's only representative.

Lehtonen's popularity, no doubt, earned him a spot on the team.

btn 01-27-2005 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by pelts35.com
Lehtonen's popularity, no doubt, earned him a spot on the team.

Of course, that is why he was named the starter.

Jason MacIsaac 01-27-2005 12:12 PM

HAHA
Brown-Parise-Vanek
Kronwall-Pitkanen
Lehtonen

HF rigged the vote!!!!!!!!

Twist and Shout 01-27-2005 12:12 PM

Pfffft, they snubbed Hannu :shakehead

ratsgirl 01-27-2005 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason MacIsaac
HAHA
Brown-Parise-Vanek
Kronwall-Pitkanen
Lehtonen

HF rigged the vote!!!!!!!!

certainly looks like it! :lol

Twist and Shout 01-27-2005 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btn
Of course, that is why he was named the starter.

He was named the starter because fans voted for him.

GoneFullHolmgren 01-27-2005 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason MacIsaac
HAHA
Brown-Parise-Vanek
Kronwall-Pitkanen
Lehtonen

HF rigged the vote!!!!!!!!

:shakehead

Nielson81 01-27-2005 12:25 PM

Congrats to Mikko Koivu, one of the most under-rated prospects in the game.

Everyone says he has no offensive upside etc.....prove em wrong Mikko. has one of the top PPG among rookies this year.

neelynugs 01-27-2005 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sevenSteen
Pfffft, they snubbed Hannu :shakehead

yup...toivonen should be on the team, no doubt. oh well...maybe he'll be in boston on february whatever :D

Nielson81 01-27-2005 12:36 PM

Congrats to Mikko Koivu, one of the most under-rated prospects in the game.

Everyone says he has no offensive upside etc.....prove em wrong Mikko. has one of the top PPG among rookies this year.

MrRuin 01-27-2005 01:10 PM

Cant wait to see how Parise and Vanek play together...

Jason MacIsaac 01-27-2005 01:18 PM

I think Vanek and Brown will be great teamates for Parise. Both can actually finish the setups.

sabrefan27 01-27-2005 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by sevenSteen
He was named the starter because fans voted for him.

Because of his name. Miller deserved to be the starter, but he's not as well known. Hence not as many votes.

salty justice 01-27-2005 02:27 PM

Babchuk has been the most disappointed Norfolk'er this year in my opinion and head coach Trent Yawney's opinion. Is every team given one rep? Because Babchuk is a stretch.

pelts35.com 01-27-2005 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sabrefan27
Because of his name. Miller deserved to be the starter, but he's not as well known. Hence not as many votes.

Why did Miller deserve to be the starter? His numbers aren't better than Niittymaki's. Honestly, Toivanen has better numbers than Miller on a worse team.

The Maltais Falcon 01-27-2005 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by sabrefan27
Because of his name. Miller deserved to be the starter, but he's not as well known. Hence not as many votes.

I suppose that's the same reason why Miller wasn't voted league MVP for the first-half of the season either?

pelts35.com 01-27-2005 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by The Maltais Falcon
I suppose that's the same reason why Miller wasn't voted league MVP for the first-half of the season either?

As much as I hate to agree with her, but THN seems to have a love affair with Lehtonen. I'm certainly not saying that Miller should have been (because he shouldn't have been), but there are a number of players who deserved it over Lehtonen, who's numbers this season have been good, but not spectacular.

YellHockey* 01-27-2005 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason MacIsaac
I think Vanek and Brown will be great teamates for Parise. Both can actually finish the setups.

I'm guessing Bochenski would be replacing one of those wingers on Parise's line after the first shift.

Doug 01-27-2005 03:08 PM

Utah defenseman Keith Ballard is tied for the third-worst plus-minus (-21) in the league and he's an All-Star? :lol I realize every team must have at least one played named, but still...

MrRuin 01-27-2005 03:21 PM

A Bochenski - Parise - Vanek is making me all giddly and warm inside. That may be a top line of the future who knows?

sabrefan27 01-27-2005 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by pelts35.com
Why did Miller deserve to be the starter? His numbers aren't better than Niittymaki's. Honestly, Toivanen has better numbers than Miller on a worse team.

If you followed the Amerks on a game by game basis, you'd know why.

thestonedkoala 01-27-2005 03:56 PM

At least they got the token Houston guy right. Koivu and Burns have both been big stars for the Aeros...

Burns numbers would be better if we actually had someone CRASHING THE FREAKING NET!

Where the bloody hell are you Wanvig?

firstroundbust 01-27-2005 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unbiased Canadian
Congrats to Mikko Koivu, one of the most under-rated prospects in the game.

Everyone says he has no offensive upside etc.....prove em wrong Mikko. has one of the top PPG among rookies this year.





and he had an emergency appendectomy this year too

mazmin 01-27-2005 04:01 PM

This team looks a lot weaker than the Canadian team.

littleHossa 01-27-2005 04:15 PM

No I don't think so, too many high profile prospects but they are a good team. Their top 4 defensemen are good, although the other 4 are horrible, and their goaltending is also very good. They also have some good grit with the forwards, but for an All Star game..


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