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12-23-2013, 02:51 AM
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Does Rendez-vous 1987 count for Esa Tikkanen and Claude Lemieux?

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12-23-2013, 02:55 AM
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12-23-2013, 03:10 AM
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12-23-2013, 03:16 AM
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12-23-2013, 06:43 AM
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Stan Smyl should've been selected to play in the 83 game: just captained the Canucks to the 82 Finals & was their best player, led the team that season [for a while on pace for 100 points] with 74-38-50-88 setting a team record for points while playing on one of the most productive lines in the NHL that year with Thomas Gradin [80-32-54-86] & Darcy Rota [73-42-39-81]. Lanny McDonald [80-66-32-98], Dino Ciccarelli [77-37-38-75], Rick Vaive [78-51-28-79] & Jari Kurri [80-45-59-104] made the Campbell squad. All things considered, Smyl should've gotten the tap over Ciccarelli & possibly even Vaive, he was playing better than them from the 82 playoffs thru the first half of the 82-83 season. Meanwhile, John Garrett subbed in for Richard Brodeur & got a third star selection, & Hector Marini skated for the Wales squad.
John Garrett. Worst AS ever?

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12-23-2013, 06:54 AM
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Although I'm no fan of the guy, Adam Foote has never been on an all-star team.



Hunter was a commissioner's choice, which is an idea that I strongly believe should be resurrected.
I wouldn't mind more skaters. It is an all-star game and they have 3 goalies. More fans get to cheer on their players and less deserving players are overlooked in order to make sure each team has an all-star. If they go East vs West then they need an all-star from 16 teams in the East!

It would make for too many people on the bench, but they can stand in the tunnel or something.

8 D. 15F. 3G. 26 players. Select one at least from each team. Select 2 Gretzky or Orr (or Mario) choice per Conference. Better then a Commissioners choice! These would mostly be vets with long careers who otherwise are unselected. Fans pick starting lineup. Coaches pick rest of team save for Gretzky or Orr picks. Make sure team hosting All-Star game has at least 2 home town players on team.

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12-23-2013, 09:39 AM
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Did Kamensky ever play in a ASG?

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Daniel Sedin was chosen to participate in the 2011 and 2012 ASG.
Did you check the date of that post?

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Did Kamensky ever play in a ASG?
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Slava Kozlov? Thomas Steen?

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John Garrett. Worst AS ever?
Chris Nilan. Was selected but didn't go due to being injured
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his controversial all-star selection to the 1991 NHL All-Star Game by his then-coach Mike Milbury (Nilan missed the game with a broken left ankle), which led to changes in how players are selected for all-star games.

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12-23-2013, 11:34 AM
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I believe that was Lafleurs final year and many asked Mike to choose Guy Lafleur.Mike said no Nilan got hurt in the end Lafleur played in game.In 1977 or 78 Lafleur shot the puck at Mikes Head it almost caused a riot.

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Chris Nilan. Was selected but didn't go due to being injured
Nilan is far better then John Garrett in my opinion.

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Did you check the date of that post?
LOL no. I saw the thread and I assumed it was just created a couple of hours ago.

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Got some more guys but they're not better than Thomas.

Ales Hemsky
Craig Simpson
Brian Engblom
Strange that Engblom never played in an ASG, considering he was a 2nd Team All Star in 1981-82. And he wasn't a 1 year wonder either, finishing 8th in AS voting in 1980-81, and receiving a token number of votes in 1982-83.

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12-23-2013, 02:55 PM
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How about Zetterberg? Has he ever played?

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12-23-2013, 03:39 PM
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How about Zetterberg? Has he ever played?
Technically no, but he was named to two different squads, so I'm not sure if that counts.

Zetterberg was selected in 2007 but was injured and had to miss the game after being selected. Andy McDonald replaced him in that edition in Dallas.

Then the next season he was selected as a starter for the 2008 game in Atlanta and again missed the match due to injury. Mike Ribiero was his replacement on the roster and Rick Nash took Zetterberg's place in the Western starting line-up.

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Got some more guys but they're not better than Thomas.

Ales Hemsky
Craig Simpson
Brian Engblom
Similarly, Mark Osborne was never named to play in an all-star game. He's obviously not as good as Thomas either but had four 20 or more goal seasons, including a 73 point campaign for the Leafs in 1989-90, and over 200 goals and 500 career points in just over 900 career games. He turned into a pretty effective defensive forward in the second-half of his career as well once his offensive pedigree left him, so while he certainly isn't the answer to the original question, he was a reasonably effective forward who merits mention.

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Let's go out on a limb...let's say he's selected to Team Canada and they win Gold in a couple months...

He would be a 2x Cup winner, an Olympic Gold winner, a World Championships medalist, a first-team all-star and a 2x top-10 goal scorer and 2x top-10 point finisher and will have yet to play in an NHL All-Star Game...

Who am I?

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Based on the wording of the original question "the best player to NEVER PLAY," (Not the best player to never be selected), Zetterberg seems like the clear answer right now, right?

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Let's go out on a limb...let's say he's selected to Team Canada and they win Gold in a couple months...

He would be a 2x Cup winner, an Olympic Gold winner, a World Championships medalist, a first-team all-star and a 2x top-10 goal scorer and 2x top-10 point finisher and will have yet to play in an NHL All-Star Game...

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I just looked it up. He's certainly acquired an interesting resume so far, but I have trouble seeing him ahead of Brian Engblom as a player, let alone Henrik Zetterberg.

Plus, he was a 1st Team All Star in an incredibly weak year for that position.

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12-23-2013, 04:03 PM
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Im not defending John Garrot but will say he was the winningest goalie in wha Hockey was a very good Junior goalie and was an nhl goalie for 7 seasons so not too shabby.Now would I take Chris Nilon over Garret yes.But John would be a very good back up

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What is it with John Garret?

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