The NHL announced the All-Star game roster today, about which, this:
Added to the roster Thursday were five goaltenders, among them the Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, who leads the League in wins, and the Blues' Brian Elliott, who is second in the League in goals-against average and save percentage.I mentioned the fact that Howard wasn't even on the All-Star ballot some time ago and expressed my outrage in a suitable manner. That oversight's been rectified but I still have some outrage left: Nick Lidstrom is NOT on the All-Star roster and that is unforgivable. How the league justifies omitting a six-time Norris Trophy winner, currently ranked #14 among the NHL's 274 active defensemen, is beyond me. Yeah, I know: I'm a Homer. But, seriously? Dustin Byfuglien (-8 on the season, so far) gets in and Nick doesn't? WTF?
Well, at least Pavel made the cut. I suppose I should be grateful. (/sarcasm)