NHL All-Star Game 2022: A look at Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby and the other biggest snubs

The NHL is back in complete swing after a quick shutdown as an outcome of COVID-19 break outs. We are nearly to the midpoint of the 2021-22 season, which suggests that the yearly All-Star Game is best around the corner.

On Thursday, the NHL revealed the 4 divisional lineups for the 2022 All-Star Game, which is slated to occur on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. As part of the NHL All-Star Fan Vote, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid will function as the captain for each of the 4 departments.

In addition, Andrew Burnette (Florida Panthers), Jared Bednar (Avalanche), Rod Brind’Amour (Carolina Hurricanes) and Peter DeBoer (Vegas Golden Knights) will function as the head coaches for the video game.

With the lineups being revealed, there are constantly going to be a couple of snubs from the All-Star Game. In this year’s edition, there are a couple of really glaring omissions.

Let’s break down the 5 greatest snubs.

The greatest snub in the whole video game needs to be Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand — and it’s not even close. Marchand presently leads his group in points (40), objectives (19) and helps (21) and ranks seventh in the league in points. The veteran winger is presently on rate for 114 points and 56 objectives, which would both be profession highs.

Marchand has just one 100-point season throughout his NHL profession. Since the 2018-19 season, just Edmonton Oilers and 2022 All-Stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have actually signed up more points. In 8 video games this month, Marchand has actually acquired 8 objectives and 5 helps. He merely continues to be among the most dominant gamers in the sport. There’s definitely no chance that Marchand should not remain in Las Vegas next month.

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How can the goaltender with the most affordable goals-against-average in the whole league not be an All-Star? Well, that holds true for New York Rangers netminder Igor Shesterkin. In regards to the Metropolitan Division, there is a great deal of skill in between the pipelines. Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen and Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Tristan Jarry got approval and they’re both very deserving of the honor. However, Shesterkin has actually been an outright brick wall throughout most of the season.

Shesterkin has the very best goals-against-average and conserve portion in the NHL and the only classification he might be doing not have in is wins — an item of him missing out on a long time due to injury and the Rangers offering Alexandar Georgiev time in web. 

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Perhaps this isn’t the greatest omission on the planet. Sidney Crosby may not be having the most elite season on the planet. But he is clearly a rewarding addition from a star power perspective. Crosby did miss out on the start of the 2021-22 season due to injury. Sure, his numbers might be below what they generally are, however he actually hasn’t needed to be elite since late. Jake Guentzel is presently leading the group in points (35) while Kris Letang and Evan Rodrigues have actually likewise looked extraordinary throughout the project. Still, when the video game is on the line, there’s couple of gamers that I’d rather have than Crosby. 

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It’s been an elite year for goaltenders throughout the league this season and Jacob Markstrom is another one that has actually continued to grow. The bulk of Markstrom’s numbers aren’t rather as eye-popping as Shesterkin’s, however the Calgary Flames netminder does lead the NHL with 5 nothings. He has actually been a big factor the Flames have actually handled to remain competitive in the Pacific Division in spite of not making any splashes throughout the offseason. The 31-year-old goalie has just one All-Star Game look throughout his 12-year profession and I believe it’s time to alter that.

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Anaheim Ducks winger Troy Terry has actually been a discovery throughout the season. After an uninspired number of seasons approximately this point, Terry currently has a career-best 36 points and ranks 6th in the NHL with 22 objectives. Every objective scorer above him, that includes the similarity Leon Draisaitl, Alex Ovechkin and Auston Matthews, has actually been called to the All-Star Game. Terry definitely should have to join them. Terry has actually signed up a minimum of one point in 26 of the Ducks’ 38 points. While colleague and novice feeling Trevor Zegras is getting a great deal of the snub love, I think a pure objective scorer like Terry deserves his minute in the sun in Las Vegas.



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