NHL All-Star Game Voting Continues

Balloting for the 2011 NHL All-Star game will continue until January 3. With the new format this year, players will be chosen from a general pool and will be drafted by a captain from each team. The All-Star Game will take place Sunday, January 30, 2011 from the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.  If you have not casted your ballot for the All-Star Game yet, you may do so here. Here’s is the details of the All-Star Weekend with the new process per NHL.com:

  • From a group of 100 players on the ballot, fans will have the chance to vote for six players by position without regard to conference affiliation. Fans are also allowed to write-in players.
  • The top three forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie  in regards to votes will be named an NHL All-Star.
  • The remaining 36 players will be named to the All-Star game by the NHL Hockey Operations Department for a total of 42 players named to the All-Star game.
  • After the 42 players are selected, the players will choose two captains per team.
  • 54 NHL players will take part in the All-Star Weekend as 12 rookies will take part in the Honda SuperSkills competition Saturday night.
  • On Friday, January 28, 2011, a fantasy draft event will be held in Raleigh with all 54 NHL players (42 All-Stars and 12 rookies) during which the captains will draft the remaining members of their respective teams.
  • Each team will  consist of three goalies, six defensemen and 12 forwards. The captain can choose his team in any way he chooses. A coin flip will determine the first selection, with every selection afterward alternating.
  • The captains will chose choose six rookies to participate in the Honda SuperSkills competition for his side.
  • The Honda SuperSkills teams will participate in six different competitions, including Fastest Skater, Breakaway Challenge, Accuracy Shooting, Skills Challenge Relay, Hardest shot and the Elimination Shoot Out.

Editor’s Note: Voting statistics are as of December 21, 2010. *signifies player is a write-in candidate.

The Top 20 Forwards

Forwards Team Votes
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh 464,832
Jonathan Toews Chicago 277,418
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh 242,851
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay 238,680
Patrick Kane Chicago 209,232
Michael Cammalleri Montreal 209,033
Alex Ovechkin Washington 205,776
Mike Richards Philadelphia 197,591
*Claude Giroux Philadelphia 196,886
*Tomas Plekanec Montreal 182,164
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit 180,399
Danny Briere Philadelphia 176,360
Marian Hossa Chicago 165,238
Brian Gionta Montreal 160,067
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit 141,414
*Sean Avery NY Rangers 129,580
Johan Franzen Detroit 105,872
Eric Staal Carolina 104,596
Jeff Carter Philadelphia 100,025
*Patrick Sharp Chicago 87,808

The Top 15 Defensemen

Defensemen Name Votes
*Kris Letang Pittsburgh 342,118
Duncan Keith Chicago 271,227
Chris Pronger Philadelphia 254,500
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit 241,922
Kimmo Timonen Philadelphia 204,622
Brent Seabrook Chicago 177,068
*P.K. Subban Montreal 172,695
Drew Doughty Los Angeles 139,937
Dustin Byfuglien Atlanta 133,885
Brian Rafalski Detroit 127,307
Paul Martin Pittsburgh 126,589
Mike Green Washington 125,590
Zdeno Chara Boston 94,701
Marc Staal NY Rangers 81,313
Andrei Markov Montreal 67,627

The Top 8 Goaltenders

Goaltenders Team Votes
*Carey Price Montreal 286,602
Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh 259,596
*Sergei Bobrovsky Philadelphia 226,994
Tim Thomas Boston 130,283
Jaroslav Halak St. Louis 110,722
*Jimmy Howard Detroit 109,001
Ryan Miller Buffalo 88,798
Cam Ward Carolina 71,000

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