The All-Star game is nearly a month and a halfway, therefore the captains for each division will be picked in the coming weeks and rosters will be established. Since the transition to 3 on 3, the NHL has moved to each division picking 6 forwards, 3 defenseman and 2 goalies. This new format has definitely brought a new exciting element to the NHL All-Star game but I don’t think fans care as much. Most of these 3 on 3 games result in very little defense and tick tack toe passing, and 9-8 games. Anyways if I had to predict each division top forwards, defenseman and goalie this is what division by division would look like.
Metropolitan Divison: “C” John Tavares
Atlantic Division: “C” Steven Stamkos
Pacific Division: “C” Johnny Gaudreau
Oliver Ekman Larsson
Central Division: “C” Blake Wheeler