VanRyn is having a great start and is playing spectacular. He should at least be considered along with Bouwmeester.
TO show that its all a farce is when Kovalchuk and the Maurice Richard winner (Hedjuk) are not on the ballot.
Joseph, Madden,Daze Peca, Desjardins, McCabe, Poti, and Dunham should not even be on the ballot.
BTW, is every goalie in the Western COnference on the ballot?
And yet football is the sport where people care the least about the allstar game.
The date has a lot to do with that. So does the effort from the players. Very few players give effort in that game. Combined with the no blitzing that is usually employed and you have a very boring game.
They put the wrong Markov there dammit... Danny Markov over Andrei ? what a friggin joke !
Danny Markov has 4 points and is a +4 and Andrei Markov has 5 points and is -3. Have you seen Danny Markov play this year? Why exactly does Andrei deserve to be on the ballot over Danny, because his numbers aren't better? Danny Markov has been arguably one of the best defensemen in the east and is very deserving of All-Star consideration. They most certainly put the right Markov on the ballot.