NHL Selections and Snubs: Measuring Stardom at The 2011 All-Star Game

January 20th, 2011 by Drew Fansler Leave a reply »
The 1991 NHL All-Star Game took place at one of the most hallowed Cathedrals in the game of hockey, Chicago Stadium. The Gray Lady on Madison. Home to my beloved Chicago Blackhawks. Chris Chelios started on the blue line and wore an "A". Steve Larmer got the nod, and young Jeremy Roenick made his debut. 

But the fans cheered loudest for the Blackhawk watching from the stands that day, the goaltender who would go on to win the Vezina and Jennings trophy that season—Ed Belfour. Signs jeering Muckler or simply asking "Where's Eddie?", chants of "Eddie! Eddie!" and razzing Ranford peppered the day's pleasantries.

The 1991 contest is remembered not only because it was the last to be played in Chicago Stadium or Vincent Damphousse's four-goal MVP effort that included a natural hat trick, or the patriotic showing of support for the troops in the Persian Gulf, but because of the puzzling All-Star selections and omissions by both Campbell and Wales.

At that time only two goaltenders were chosen were allowed for each side, and John Muckler of Edmonton, behind the Campbell Conference bench that day chose his own goaltender, Bill Ranford over the ...

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