The Central Division
The Central Division team is captained by Nathan MacKinnon who is appearing in his fourth all-star game. MacKinnon is a good pick to captain the team and it is fitting that the Avalanche have more than one players going to the game.
All-Star: Clayton Keller
Snub: The Roster Spot
The Coyotes do not have a lot of stars on their team, they do have a lot of draft picks though as the team is openly rebuilding and trying to tank for picks. Personally, I do not think they should have a player in the game especially when you look at a team like Nashville that is only getting a goalie in the game in part because the roster spots are taken by someone from Arizona.
All-Star: Alex DeBrincat
Snub: Patrick Kane
This seems like the end of an era in the NHL. This will be one of the first all-star games without Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane who have been staples in the league for a long time. While the Blackhawks have struggled Kane should continue to be in the event as he is around a point per game player and is the one setting up DeBrincat for a lot of his goals anyway.