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11-24-2008, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Dick van Riemsdyk View Post
Assuming the top 3 forwards will be from Montreal, then it truly is useless to write Carter in. But as for being a reserve, there aren't many players in the East who have outplayed him, so even if they're mandated to take a guy from each team, I don't think Carter should/will be the guy who has to lose his spot to accommodate that. But, then again, it may indeed just come down to a numbers game. I don't know why I'm talking about this at length. It's just the F'ing all-star game.
Doesn't matter about outplaying them, it's that they make sure every team is represented, and with that Carter may be the odd mad out because it's much easier to take Timonen and maybe Gagne. Timonen may even be a lock just because there isn't a laundry list of defensemen. You probably figure, Timonen, Markov, Kaberle, Chara, Ballard is a lineup on defense that could happen.

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