Every NHL Team’s Most Worthy All-Star Selection so Far in 2015-16

November 19th, 2015 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
We are now one-quarter of the way through the 2015-16 NHL season. It's still early, but we've seen enough now to get a feel for the teams and players that are off to great starts, as well as those whose starts haven't been so great.

It seems a good time to take a look around the league and see which players on each team deserve to be in the conversation for an All-Star nod.

These rankings are based both on merit and likelihood of winning. So, for example, a brilliant two-way player with good point totals may be deserving of a win, but he's likely to be overlooked by a better pure offensive threat because that's just the way that voting goes.

We try and mention these underrated players as much as possible throughout, but our goal here is to identify guys with a legitimate shot at winning, and so we've put our primary focus on players with the kind of credentials that voters seem to like. 

We've included up-to-date stats, previous award wins and a breakdown of each individual's chances on the slides that follow. We've also taken pains to mention other candidates on these players' teams who might also win awards.

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