Friday, November 12, 2010

All Star Ballot Snubs and Errors. We need YOUR help

The All Star Game ballot came out today and it was, as usual, full of guys who shouldn't have been on there and there were also a lot of noticeable snubs. Doug from The Detroit Transplant wanted to do something about it and Brad Boswell on Twitter gave us an excellent idea. Me and Doug have set up a 2-man fantasy league where he manages Team Snubs and I manage Team Overrated. His team will be filled with the worst snubs from the ballot, mine with the players that shouldn't have been on it.

We need YOUR help to decide who should be on each team, and we want you to post your ideas of which players were snubbed and which players should not be on the ballot in the comments here. You can give us 1 player name, or enough to fill a team, everything is appreciated.

The teams will be as such:
3 goalies
6 Defensemen
4 Centers
4 Right Wings
4 Left Wings
3 bench spots

We score goals (1 pt), Assists (1pt), Plus/minus (1 pt), Game winning goals (2 pts) and blocks (.5 pts) for skaters and Wins (1 pt), Goals against (-.1 pts), Shots against (.1 pts) and shutouts (1 pt) for goalies. It is a total points league.

So sound off in the comments with your ideas for who we should include.

Here is the list of the players on the ballot:

Anderson, Backstrom, Brodeur, Bryzgalov, Fleury, Giguere,Halak, Khabibulin, Kiprusoff, Lundqvist, Luongo, Miller, Niemi, Quick, Rinne, Thomas, Vokoun, Ward

Boyle, Bouwmeester, Byfuglien, Campbell, Chara, Doughty, Enstrom, Gonchar, Green, Hamhuis, Jovanovski, Kaberle, Keith, Lidstrom, Markov, Martin, McCabe, Phaneuf, Pitkanen, Pronger, Rafalski, Robidas, Seabrook, M. Staal, Streit, Suter, Timmonen, Weber, Zidlicky

Alfredsson, Backstrom, Booth, Briere, Bergeron, Carter, Cammalleri, Crosby, Datsyuk, Doan, Franzen, Gaborik, Getzlaf, Gionta, Heatley, Hejduk, Hemsky, Hossa, Iginla, Kane, Kessel, M Koivu, Kopitar, Kovalchuk, Krejci, Lecavalier, Malkin, Marleau, Morrow, Nash, Oshie, Ovechkin, Parise, Perry, B Richards, M Richards, Roy, Ryan, D Sedin, H Sedin, Selanne, Spezza, E Staal, Stamkos, Stastny, Smyth, St Louis, Tavares, Thornton, Toews, Umberger, Vanek, Zetterberg


  1. TEAM NO:
    Goalies: Brodeur, Fleury, and Niemi.

    LW: Parise, Vanek

    RW: Gionta, Gaborik

    C: Umberger

    Defense: Bouwmeester, Hamhuis, Pitkanen, Robidas, STREIT (?!?!), Campbell.

    I'll only list a couple suggestions for Team Snubs, since others probably have better ones than I. Obviously, Jimmy Howard in goal. A good interchangeable C/RW is rookie Jeff Skinner of Carolina. He's outscoring 90% of the people on that damn list. Other RW: Semin. Patrick Sharp? I mean, come on.

  2. Whew. This took a lot of going between tabs. I went with what had for positions.

    Team Overrated

    G-Brodeur, Fleury, Khabibulin

    D-Kaberle, Phaneuf, Streit, Staal, Hamhuis, Bouwmeester

    C-Krejci, Bergeron, Tavares, Oshie

    LW-Booth, Cammalleri, Vanek, Umberger

    RW-Kessel, Iginla, Gionta, Hemsky

    B-Morrow, Kovalchuk, Nash

    It's shocking how many people are on the ballot with the seasons they are having.

    Team Snub

    G-Neuvirth, Howard, Bobrovsky

    D-Visnosky, Leopold, Goligoski, JM Liles, Carlson, Subban

    C-Dubinsky, Skinner, Plekanec, Cullen

    LW-Sharp, L. Eriksson, Ladd, Semin

    RW-C. Stewart, Cleary, Giroux, J. Williams

    B-Callahan, Leino, Helm

    Ok. The Helm thing is just for me and I will explain. Helm needs to go to the All Star Game in the next couple of years for one reason and one reason only-to blow the fucking doors off of everyone else in the Fastest Man Alive speed contest.

  3. Very nice teams Zach, thanks.

    And totally agreed on Helm. He'd set a new record.