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01-07-2009, 11:10 AM
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Mo's our All-Star

Congratulations to him. Not bad for an old man.

But this kinda proves that we're officially back to the NHL-not-paying-attention-to-what's-going-on-here mode. Should've been Eriksson, if anyone. Even with his strong start, Modano's only been the 3rd best center on his own team.

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01-07-2009, 11:13 AM
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Well colour me surprised.

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01-07-2009, 11:33 AM
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But can you really make the case Richards or Ribeiro deserve to play in the game? Eriksson is a tricky one too because he doesn't fit into the mold of the ASG (high skilled, bore-fest without a penchant for defense).

It's clearly a legacy pick, but it's not as if Modano is having a bad year either. And it is the ASG, which means it's the one day hockey fans mourn without having any decent games on television.

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But can you really make the case Richards or Ribeiro deserve to play in the game?
I don't think so. I think the right choice would've been Eriksson or no one. But I don't really care, just for the sake of argument.

This kind of reminds me of the Michael Young selection 2 years ago for the San Francisco game. "Their team sucks so we'll pick the face of the franchise."

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01-07-2009, 11:51 AM
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Is Eriksson eligible to play in the Young Stars game?

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Yeah, I'm the same way, Piqued. While both Richards and Ribeiro have had better years than Modano, neither is exactly playing that much better than Modano to overcome the legacy factor.

Eriksson remains the more obvious pick, but just how much of a reputation does he have with the league? Sure, he did win a POY, but big deal; it's just one week and the list of players to do so isn't exactly a who's who of NHL players. Eriksson also wouldn't entice the casual observer to tune into the game, and while I'm not certain Modano would, he stands a better chance at doing just that.

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Is Eriksson eligible to play in the Young Stars game?
No, it's rookies vs sophomores.

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01-07-2009, 12:10 PM
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Is Eriksson eligible to play in the Young Stars game?
If anyone from Dallas plays in that game it'll be Fabian.

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I'd say Neal is more likely to.

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Neal vs. Niskanen, perhaps?

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yea, good for Modano!

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Brunnstrom and Neal will be in the game, assuming Brunnstrom is recovered from his high ankle sprain.

I guess Niskanen might make it for the Sophomores.

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Yea it is a legacy pick, but he has worked alot harder this year than he has in previous years so I am ok with this pick. Hopefully Loui will get his due at some point.

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No, it's rookies vs sophomores.

I'm pretty sure its East vs West..... Rookies vs Sophomores is a stupid NBA idea... usually just 1st and 2nd year NHL guys from each conference compete from what I remember

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This year, for the first time, the non-stop, wide-open game of three-on-three will pit NHL sophomores against rookies.
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