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All-Star Votes Tallied: Weber, Suter and Smith Earn Honors


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The Predators will have a few more representatives at the NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa this year as Shea Weber and Ryan Suter were selected for the All-Star Game and rookie Craig Smith was one of twelve selected for the rookie skills competition.

Having arguably the best 1st pair defensemen in the NHL is one of the many assests that the Nashville Predators covet. The addition of Ryan Suter to a perennial All-Star candidate in Shea Weber bodes well for the┬ávisibility of the Nashville market and it’s franchise.

Craig Smith has put up some decent numbers as a rookie and came out in the first few months of the season as the leading rookie scorer over such touted names as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog. Even though Smith’s numbers have tailed a bit, look for this experience to be an energizing force for the rest of the season for the young Smith.

Although Pekka Rinne has put up the second most wins and the most saves in the NHL, Rinne once again finds himself on the outside looking in. Expect this missed opportunity to drive what is already a very competitive Rinne to strive for the All-Star spot next season and continue to dominate games going into April.

Here’s the complete list of All-Stars including Rookies (marked with an r):


r-Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres

Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

r-Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers

Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

r-Colin Greening, Ottawa Senators

r-Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils

r-Cody Hodgson, Vancouver Canucks

Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames

r-Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

r-Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

Milan Michalek, Ottawa Senators

r-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

Jason Pominville, Buffalo Sabres

r-Matt Read, Philadelphia Flyers

Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins

r-Craig Smith, Nashville Predators

Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

John Tavares, New York Islanders

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks


Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Brian Campbell, Florida Panthers

Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

Alex Edler, Vancouver Canucks

r-Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes

Dan Girardi, New York Rangers

Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

r-Adam Larsson, New Jersey Devils

Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs

Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators

Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers

Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Dennis Wideman, Washington Capitals

Keith Yandle, Phoenix Coyotes


Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues

Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

Are there any players you feel should have been in this year? Any players selected that you feel shouldn’t be included? Post below and let the discussion begin.