Ranking the Biggest Snubs for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

January 6th, 2016 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »
Players don't much care anymore about all-star games. They make so much money that they don't need the bonuses for making the teams, and they have all the exposure they need as opposed to the days when you only saw one national TV game a week.

But the fans of their teams still do, and quite a bit if my Twitter feed Wednesday is an indication. The NHL announced its four division All-Star rosters for the Jan. 31 game in Nashville, Tennessee, and it didn't take long for many fans to get as worked up over the injustices of their players who didn't make it as the guy from Making a Murderer who is still in jail.

The intensity with which fans debate who did and didn't deserve to make the NHL All-Star Game is more than the game itself. 

This year, the league is going with a new format, which lent itself even more open to cries of "snub!" from fans and media. Four teams from each division, 11 players per division, with six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies. Every team has to be represented by at least one player, and four of the 44 players are voted in by the fans to be captains. One of those captains was John Scott, the seldom-use ...

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