One NHL All-Star Game Snub From Every NHL Team

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Artemi Panarin #10, New York Rangers
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New York Islanders

All-Star: Adam Pelech

Snub: Mathew Barzal

I think our friends over at Eyes On Isles said it best:

"Only one New York Islanders player made the cut, and that was…Mathew…I mean…Adam Pelech."

Pelech is a fine pick to be in the all-star game, but it really is weird to not have Barzal who is leading the struggling Islanders in points in the event. Mathew Barzal is young – only 24, and has a long time ahead of being a face of the franchise in New York. Why he isn’t in this game and Pelech is just seems like the NHL wanted another defenseman on the roster.

New York Rangers

All-Star: Adam Fox and Chris Kreider

Snub: Artemi Panarin

The Rangers have two players going to the all-star game in Adam Fox, the reigning Norris Trophy winner, and Chris Kreider. Their last man in could potentially and Mika Zibanejad to the event as well. But if you want to talk about all-stars in this game there are none more brighter than Artemi Panarin. Panarin not being in the event is a strange sight to see and we are now missing out on some cool three-on-three hockey which is definitely where Panarin could thrive.

Philadelphia Flyers

All-Star: Claude Giroux

Snub: Joel Farabee

Claude Giroux has been to his fair share of all-star games. At the age of 34, this will be his seventh time in the event. He has 29 points in 33 games this year with the Flyers and is a good pick, but 21-year-old Joel Farabee is having an electric year starting off with 11 goals in 29 games. He has a shooting percentage above 20 percent and has been a fun player to watch all season long.