By Bob Haynes (@BobHaynesJr)
First let me say that the All Star Game is a honor and privilege to play and be selected.
This is not a serious competitive arena and is really about promoting the sport of hockey. This is also a special treat for the players to play alongside the best the game has to offer each year. That being said the first thing the NHL needs at this game are truly the best players in the game at the moment. This should not be a “stuff the ballot box” campaign to get as many members of the host city on the team.
Last year the Hurricanes and their fans got their players to the game. This year the Ottawa Senators have 4 of 6 of the starting players on the team. Really? Quick without looking name the starting six as voted by the fans (answer to appear later).
The starting six as elected by the fans are Tim Thomas, Dion Phanuef, and Ottawa Senators. While I can easily agree with the selection of Thomas all and one of the Senators, the other four picks are quite frankly ...