All-Star: Drake Batherson
Snub: Brady Tkachuk
The Tkachuk brothers are two of the brightest stars this new era of hockey players has. Having Brady not in the game just seems wrong. Batherson is definitely having a good season with 29 points in 25 games, but Tkachuk is the future face of the franchise in Ottawa.
Tampa Bay Lightning
All-Star: Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy
Snub: Insert Name Here
The Lightning have about three or four players that should be in the all-star game. Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palet, and Alex Killorn are all having great years. Kucherov would have been a part of the list but he missed a lot of time with injuries this season.
Stamkos not being named to the team is just wrong. He has been leading the Lightning all season and has 45 points in 38 games this year. The captain of back-to-back Stanley Cups being listed on the last man in vote instead of the game itself is a weird sight to see.
Toronto Maple Leafs
All-Star: Auston Matthews and Jack Campbell
Snub: William Nylander
Nylander is second on the team in goals and points. The Maple Leafs are victim to the same treatment as the Lightning for just having too many good all-stars that should be in the game. Their last man in vote is John Tavares who I having a really strong season at a point per game. I guess the only player probably that deserves more credit here is Morgan Rielly who is one of the best defensemen in the league point-wise with 29 points so far this year.