Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Kings' Kopitar, Doughty, Quick and Ducks' Rakell selected for NHL All-Star game

Kings' Kopitar, Doughty, Quick and Ducks' Rakell selected for NHL All-Star game

So there's no point in getting worked up that Hanifin was picked over more deserving defensemen like Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce, or that the current 3-on-3 format built around divisions means the National Hockey League annually takes four seconds to check whichever Hurricanes defenseman leads the team in scoring.

The league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's top stars will be on full display when the city hosts NHL All-Star Weekend later this month.

Wednesday afternoon, the National Hockey League released the rosters for the 2018 All-Star Game, which will be held on January 28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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The surprise Vegas Golden Knights got two All-Stars: goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and winger James Neal.

The Flames are red hot right now and are starting to look like the team many expected to see coming into the season and should get back into the playoffs if they can stay on this trajectory but their attention will be focused exclusively on keeping the Tampa Bay offense quiet in this one.

The West will send Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck and forward Blake Wheeler. Reigning Hart Trophy victor Connor McDavid is also on the Pacific Division roster. The teams will be split up by division (Atlantic, Metropolitan, Pacific, and Central), and will consist of eleven players (six forwards, three defensemen, and two goaltenders).

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