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Luongo, Iginla among All-Star starters

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Jarome Iginla

1/8/2008 12:14:14 PM

Vancouver Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo, Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov are going to Atlanta.

All five players have been voted into the starting lineups for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, to be played at Philips Arena on Jan. 27.

The Detroit Red Wings lead the way with three starters, with defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom and forwards Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel  Datsyuk starting for the Western Conference.

Lidstrom led all Western Conference players with 477,787 votes and will be making his eighth consecutive All-Star Game start, while Zetterberg (326,244) and Datsyuk (303,309) are among the eight first-time starters in this year's lineups.

Jarome Iginla (244,538) and Phaneuf (307,358) will each make their first career start, and Luongo (263,221), was voted the Western Conference starter in goal for the second consecutive year.


 

Reigning NHL MVP and scoring champion Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who led all vote-getters for the second consecutive season with 507,274 votes, heads the list of six Eastern Conference starters. Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning (224,661) will also start up front.

Also voted to the Eastern Conference blueline is Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (271,272), another first-time starter. The goaltender will be Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils (220,392), who captured his fourth career All-Star starting berth and will be making his 10th appearance overall, tied with Lidstrom for the most among the players announced Tuesday.

Complete rosters, as selected by the NHL's hockey operations department in conjunction with general managers, will be announced on Thursday (Western) and Friday (Eastern).






NO. AUTHOR MESSAGE
1MattHinchHow is it that Iginla has never started before?? n ...
2habsfanforeverGreat forwards, can't waith to see Zeterberg, Igin ...
3leeburtFlames fan here, and I am shocked Phanuef got in, ...
4blackwaterxNo way Alfie deserves to be on that first team. ...
5PullUpYourBootsWhere's Ovechkin? ...
6Imminent-ReignAlfredsson will show the boys why he should win th ...
7ReidinthePegTough to argue with any of those. R ...
8Senator_LondonWhere's Heatley and Spezza? ...
9RayzorOf course Alfie deserves to be there, he's awesome ...
10flames12sens15looks like all the voting i did for iggy paid off! ...
11kydkoolAlfie deserves it a heck of a lot more than Phaneu ...
12lt_2006Of course Alfredsson deserves to be a starter. Alf ...
13gratejarbKovalchuk anyone? ...
14KnowledgistLuongo and especially Brodeur are very beatable. O ...
15andrewgingerichMarkov a starter? 26 pts -2...hardly a starter. Go ...
16jhollingsheadthe only forward who deserves to be there instead ...
17rnash82It is rediculous that alfreddson deserves to be th ...
18coorslightdodgeNo Raycroft ? McCabe ? Sundin ? You're kidding me ...
19Radster1Heater and Spezza, or at least one of the two, wil ...
20GarconThere should be no debate for the starters. It sho ...
21mikeychezAlfie is MOST deserving!! Leaf fans must be hurti ...
22habsfanlaurieAll right Alfie! I wish you played for my beloved ...
23heretic_qpfI'm glad Phanuef is in - wish he and Iggy played f ...
24Can.AmWow, imagine...Zetts, Pavs and Iggy on the same fr ...
25JStothartWhere is McCabe? OH WAIT, you have to actually be ...
26chtownguyCongrats to Markov. And heres hoping Alex Kovalev ...
27missteekskydkool: What does Phaneuf doing at the All Star g ...
28nyrangers#2The problem is about 7 Eastern Conference forwards ...
29bigturk1986now we'll see who the rest of the players are in t ...
30SENSMAN29Alfie is better then Kovalchuk because he can play ...
31alyc662I know all you people on the East coast, are cryin ...
32slickdomenicYou know there are alot of great players in the ea ...
33stretchboyMan it drives me nuts when people say that a playe ...
34mastacoolieKovalchuck and Ovechkin got ROBBED... ...
35HipCheck60Fans call the shots for the starters so if you don ...
36redwingsforever85I still say Osgood should have been nominated for ...
37Leafsblow67let's remember that kovalchuk and ovechkin play in ...
38kiniziboyi completely agree with what stretchboy has to say ...
39VoiceofReasonThere is no question of "deserving" a place on the ...
40wisslerWait, the REAL Allstar game will be January 12th i ...
41rmarshhabThis is to andrewgingerich. Defencemen get into th ...
42FlyingFrenchmanI think Markov is the best defenceman in the East, ...
43alaney2kI hope the whole CASH line of Alfredsson, Spezza a ...
44blackwaterxLeaf obsession! Why are so many posters so obsesse ...
45henrythe8thPlease wake me up when this is over. ...
46mont71i dont see how Mats doesnt get consideration here. ...
47mrancOsgood better be named to the team. ...
48ConmanKWhere have some of these people been? McCabe broke ...
49kydkoolPeople were complaining about Alfie making it to t ...
50BestInNorthwestIt's not perfect, but it's better than the NFL Pro ...
51mont71leafs fan here. id just like to say to coorlightdo ...
52serratedmuffinOkay, I think alfie is a great player but some of ...
53go_ridersKnowledgist... bash Brodeur and Luongo and compare ...
54jim_merRelax everyone, it's simply a popularity contest. ...
55MOON2KELLYPhaneuf is a decent player but in no way is he an ...
56tOILet_country"Shocked" that Phaneuf got in? LOL The guy is a fr ...
57iceman_calIf you had players on your team that were supportr ...
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