Last week The Win Column opened up a survey to see what the NHL All-Star teams would look like if they were completely voted in by the fans. Today we are here to present our survey results!
First here are some reminders on how our survey worked. Each voter selected their top four forwards, top two defensemen, and top two goalies in each division.
So with the results we have created an eleven man All-Star team for each division using the top six forwards, top three defensemen, and top two goalies based on votes, which would give each team three different three-on-three lines and two goalies to share the load during All-Star weekend.
*All tiebreakers were decided by individual points totals.
*Percentages represent the percentage of voters who included them in their ballots.
To begin here are our results for the Atlantic Division. There aren’t too many big surprises here. Seven of the players you voted in were also named to the official Atlantic All-Star team. Our results only exclude Rasmus Dahlin, Brady Tkachuk, and Nick Suzuki who have been replaced by William Nylander, Aaron Ekblad, and rookie Moritz Seider.
The Atlantic had pretty top-heavy results with the majority of voters including Matthews, Huberdeau, and Brad Marchand, as well as Vasilevskiy and Campbell.
Forwards: Brayden Point (20%), David Pastrnak (16%), John Tavares (16%)
Defensemen: Charlie McAvoy (20%)
Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky (36%)
Only six official All-Stars made our roster in the Metropolitan. Sidney Crosby, Igor Shesterkin, Dougie Hamilton, Artemi Panarin, and John Carlson replaced Jake Guentzel, Claude Giroux, Adam Pelech, and Zach Werenski.
With the standings in the Metropolitan so lopsided currently it’s easy to see why fewer teams would be represented overall. The New York Rangers take up four spots on the team.
It is also worth noting that Alex Ovechkin is the most close to consensus All-Star in our entire survey, getting 96% of voters to include him in their ballot.
Forwards: Andrei Svechnikov (16%)
Defensemen: Kris Letang (28%)
Goalies: Carter Hart (24%)
Our list includes six of the official All-Stars, and replaces Alex DeBrincat, Clayton Keller, Cam Talbot, Joe Pavelski and Juuse Saros with Roman Josi, Mikko Rantanen, Miro Heiskanen, Connor Hellebuyck and Marc-Andre Fleury.
Like the Rangers before, Colorado is dominating our Central Division team with four players on the team.
The goalie race was very tight in the Central Division, with Hellebuyck and Marc Andre-Fleury just barely getting the most votes.
Forwards: Phil Kessel (20%), Patrick Kane (20%), Vladimir Tarasenko (16%)
Defensemen: Nate Schmidt (20%)
Goalies: Cam Talbot (40%), Juuse Saros (40%)
Finally here are our results for the Pacific Division, our readers selected only five of the players that were selected by the NHL. Jordan Eberle, Adrian Kempe, Mark Stone, Troy Terry, Alex Pietrangelo, Thatcher Demko, and Jonathan Quick were replaced with Shea Theodore, Jacob Markstrom, Matthew Tkachuk, Trevor Zegras, Drew Doughty, and John Gibson.
Considering the Win Columns focus on the Calgary Flames it’s no shock to see more Flames All-Stars, and given the lack of success seen by the Kraken it’s no big surprise to see them cut entirely from this team.
Forwards: Troy Terry (20%), Bo Horvat (16%)
Defensemen: Mark Giordano (28%), Oliver Kylington (28%)
Goalies: Thatcher Demko (24%), Robin Lehner (24%)
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