Friday, January 11, 2008

Three Sens in All-Star Game

You have three guesses as to which Senators are in this year's All-Star Game in Atlanta on Jan. 27.

Okay, time's up: As we've heard, Daniel Alfredsson is starting, and he was joined today by Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley. While Alfie's going to start the game with Sidney Crosby and Vincent Lecavalier off the opening faceoff, hopefully John Paddock (who I suppose would be a fourth Senator in the game) will reunite the CASH line for the remainder. Or maybe it would be nice to see them with other players...

As for el capitano, he's been to the show before (four times), but he'll be the first-ever Senator to be named as a starter in the All-Star Game, a much-deserved honour for the best Senators player the modern team has seen. Heatley has also been to the game before (this will be his third trip), but Jeremy Roenick can't make fun of his toothless grin this time. The game will be Jason Spezza's first, and likely not final, appearance in the All-Star Game.

The rest of the Eastern team is as follows:

GOAL: Martin Brodeur, Rick DiPietro, Tomas Vokoun

DEFENCE: Andrei Markov, Zdeno Chara, Brian Campbell, Sergei Gonchar, Tomas Kaberle, Kimmo Timonen

FORWARDS: Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier, Daniel Alfredsson, Scott Gomez, Dany Heatley, Marian Hossa, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Richards, Martin St. Louis, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal

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