IMO, Markov is a lock for the starting line-up. With Brodeur out, and all the hype surrounding Price, he has a very good chance starting. Lunqvist is the one to beat.
As for the forwards, Crosby and AO are likely locks. That leaves one spot for another Hab on the starting line-up. Tanguay has no chance for me, since he is low profile and hes never been the best and most popular player on his team. Koivu has always been popular arpund the league. His name has always been on the ASG voting ballot. He's the captain for the Habs for long now and I think he's much more popular than Kovy for Habs fans out of Montreal. If he can keep he's PPG until the end of voting, he might sneak in. Then hopefully, Kovu could also be selected on the team, especially if Carbo is the head coach.
With the number of fans we've got here, why don't we go all-out with Habs players, it would be relatively easy to publicise this via radio stations and sports channels, especially with the game being held here....
Well, in all fairness Thomas had more of a right to be there than Martin Biron. That said, his stats would likely plunge by the time the all-star break gets here given his inconsistency. Tim Thomas = All Star? Just sounds dirty. Kind like Boston = Stanley Cup champions.