All-Stars: Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl
Snubs: The General Manager or Coach?
The Oilers’ top two stars are having great seasons once again. Early on in December, they were playing at a two-point per game pace. The Oilers have definitely fallen off as of late and I think it will be interesting to see McDavid and Draisaitl on display at the all-star game. Hopefully, by then they will have started to win games and things won’t be awkward. Maybe Ken Holland or Dave Tippett can take their place in the event if they don’t make any changes to the Oilers soon to fix their year.
Los Angeles Kings
All-Star: Adrian Kempe
Snub: Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick is having a bounce-back year in 2021-22 as his team tries to push for the playoffs he has put up two shutouts and has a .921 save percentage during that time. Quick is 36 and hasn’t been this good in a while. It would have been fun to see him in an event where he usually shines.
San Jose Sharks
All-Star: Timo Meier
Snub: Brent Burns?
I don’t really have any complaints about Timo Meier being in the game. He is more than a point-per-game player and has been a big part of the Sharks’ relatively strong season thus far. My only complaint is that if you want personality and stardom then Brent Burns would have been the pick to go to the game in my book. Burns is always fun during the different competitions and would have brought some creativity to the game.