All-Star: Tristan Jarry
Snub: SIDNEY CROSBY
This one had to go in all-caps. Sidney Crosby was snubbed from the All-Star game list. If you look around on Twitter right now you can see a lot of people shocked by this decision, and I am pretty shocked. Crosby has been in these games year after year and in 24 games this season he has 24 points. A point per game face of the franchise can’t get in. The Penguins’ last man in vote is going to Jake Guentzel who probably should have just been in it from the start if not for the team needing a goalie in the net.
All-Star: Alex Ovechkin
Snub: John Carlson
The Capitals are well represented with Ovechkin in the game. The last man in vote gives Evgeny Kuznetsov a chance at getting in the game, personally, I think John Carlson a defenseman with 32 points deserves a chance, but Kuznetsov is also a good pick.
I am not going to complain about Alex Ovechkin being in the all-star game. He is on fire this season with 52 points in 37 games. At the age of 36, he is showing no signs of slowing down and is still one of the best players to watch in the league.
Ovechkin is the captain of the Metro Division team. This is a great sight to see, and begs the question if the voters didn’t make him captain would the NHL have left him off the list like Crosby? Most definitely not but honestly with the way these decisions are going so far what the heck?