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No Charity from NHL: Florida Panthers Left Out of All-Star Game

Boallstar4 The Florida Panthers have been minimally represented at All-Star Games in the past -- but one was better than none.

Barring injury, the Panthers will have no one on either All-Star team when the game is held at the end of the month in Raleigh.

Evgeny Dadonov will represent the franchise as part of the rookie team.

The Panthers have had at least one player in an All-Star Game save for 1998 in Vancouver.

Tomas Vokoun, David Booth and Bryan McCabe were all on the official All-Star ballot but the trio received an embarrassingly low number of votes.

If the NHL had a rule -- like baseball -- where each team had to be represented in the All-Star Game, which player from Florida would you pick? Vokoun? Mike Santorelli? Stephen Weiss?

Raleighallstar Forwards

Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins*

Jonathan Toews - Chicago Blackhawks*

Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins*

Corey Perry – Anaheim Ducks
Jarome Iginla – Calgary Flames
Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes
Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche
Rick Nash – Columbus Blue Jackets
Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars
Brad Richards – Dallas Stars
2011 NHL All-Star jersey_blue Ales Hemsky – Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias – New Jersey Devils
Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers
Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins
David Backes – St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Kesler – Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals

Defensemen

Kris Letang - Pittsburgh Penguins*

Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks*

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta Thrashers
Tobias Enstrom – Atlanta Thrashers
Zdeno Chara – Boston Bruins
Duncan Keith – Chicago Blackhawks
Niklas Lidstrom – Detroit Red Wings
Brent Burns – Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber – Nashville Predators
Marc Staal – New York Rangers
Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators
Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins
2011 NHL All-Star jersey_white Dan Boyle – San Jose Sharks
Mike Green – Washington Capitals

Goaltenders

Marc-Andre Fleury - Pittsburgh Penguins*

Jonas Hiller – Anaheim Ducks
Tim Thomas – Boston Bruins
Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes
Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers
Marc-Andre Fleury – Pittsburgh Penguins

12 Rookies

Cam Fowler – Anaheim Ducks
Tyler Seguin – Boston Bruins
Tyler Ennis – Buffalo Sabres
Jeff Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes
Kevin Shattenkirk – Colorado Avalanche
Jordan Eberle – Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers
Evgeny Dadonov – Florida Panthers
Michael Grabner – New York Islanders
Derek Stepan – New York Rangers
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Phoenix Coyotes
Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks

 

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I have a feeling if the game wasn't in Carolina Vokoun would have beaten out Ward.

not a surprise at all, who is really having an all star year (except for maybe Vokoun).

As DeBoer said he wishes he had the problems of other teams where they are complaining about the lakc of scoring and they are 20-30 points ahead of the highest panther scorer

For years we have lacked a first line center, winger or defensemen.

We enter every game where the best player in ability is on the other team.

We're not the only ones. The Sabres, Coyotes and Islanders don't have anyone in the lineup either. Who's surprised? You can't put Vokoun and Ryan Miller in goal for the ASG every year.

Good for Dadonov. I see the future namesake of the Panther team. At least it is a forward not a goalie or Dman.

This could also mean what we all know is true.... that all of the Panther veterans are up for grabs for the right price. Cant Blame Tallon, when the veteran players that have returned from injury, have only shown that they cant finish...O-S-L-E-Z....

Bring back Bill Thomas, at least he was wililng to go to the net, and not skate around in circles.

Well you can't really complain about the Isles as they have some really good young talent in Tavares and Okposo (and Grabner too, hee hee!) The same goes for the Sabres. The Coyotes made the playoffs last year and are sort of rebuilding this year. Point is those teams are all ahead of us in terms of talent already. We don't deserve an all-star b/c no one is worthy, save maybe Vokoun, of that honor. It just once again shows why we are bottom feeders - lack of talent.

Dennis Wideman.

Vokoun had a place in the game, but I don't see anybody else.

Why does the name Grabner sound familiar?

No All Star representative = No talent on the roster. Why do the Panthers keep the same scouting staff year after year? Obviously something is broken.

What does Horton, Jovanovski, Bowmeester, Luongo, and Anderson all have in common??
They were all traded by the inept Panthers, and all of these NHL players are in the 2011 All Stars game, however the Panthers do not have one player in the game..

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