F- Crosby, Thornton, Getzlaf, Perry, Heatley, Iginla, Nash, M. Richards and Carter
Those of you throwing Penner's name out there have got to be kidding. So hes played a good 27 games. All of a sudden his name is in a discussion of the best players in Canada? We could field two teams and I don`t think I would have him on either.
I would like to see Brad Richards get consideration though. He's a proven big game player (see Conn Smythe) and is having a great year. I am admittedly a biased stars fan... So realistically he won't make the cut.
D - Niedermayer, Pronger... there are so many options here I really don't even know if these are safe. But Niedermayer is a likely captain so I think he's in. And Pronger is too good to not make the team.
Boyle, Doughty, Keith, Seabrook, Phaneuf, Bouwmeester, Green, Weber are all good picks.
Interesting that most of these guys are from the Western Conference. Maybe I missed a few from the East.
G - Brodeur (starts), Luongo, Fluery.
Goalies seem to be pretty much locked up. Ward is injured and played himself off the team anyway. S. Mason has been pretty poor. Osgood less than spectacular and also battling injuries.I actually heard someone on TSN throw Turco's name into the mix. Even as a stars fan, I say that is a bad idea. I still don't trust him after last year's inconsistent play. Another name they mentioned was Chris Mason. I doubt it, but I guess I never watch the Blues so I really don`t know.