Chicago Blackhawks Insider: An All-Star Review

January 16th, 2011 by Bryan Dietzler Leave a reply »
In addition to defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Jonathan Toews the Blackhawks will send forwards Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp to the All-Star game. There have been varying opinions as to whether or not these guys deserve to go to the All-Star game. There has also been some discussion about just what playing in the All-Star game means and whether or not it’s something to be excited about or just something that’s more of a hindrance on the season.

Before getting to a quick review of those players that will be participating in the All-Star game, I would like to get into the value of the game. A lot of people feel that the All-Star game, in particular the rosters selected for that game are nothing significant and don’t reflect the way that players really play the game. I know that some people have questioned why Keith is on the roster.  

They say that he hasn’t done anything close to what he did last season and doesn’t deserve to be selected as part of All-Star process. Some feel that he got in on reputation alone while others are stumped by the All-Star selection process.

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