Tuesday, January 15, 2008

YoungStars Rosters

Here are the rosters for the NHL YoungStars game which will now be competed 3-on-3 and will give points to the winning team that will be entered into the skills competition points for there respective conference:

Western Conference Eastern Conference
Alexander Edler D Vancouver Tobias Enstrom D Atlanta
Erik Johnson D St. Louis Kris Letang D Pittsburgh
Jack Johnson D Los Angeles Mike Lundin D Tampa Bay
Matt Niskanen D Dallas Marc Staal D NY Rangers
Sam Gagner F Edmonton Nicklas Backstrom F Washington
Patrick Kane F Chicago Brandon Dubinsky F NY Rangers
Peter Mueller F Phoenix Tyler Kennedy F Pittsburgh
David Perron F St. Louis Milan Lucic F Boston

Note you may notice there are no goalies. They will use a goalie from the All-Star Game.

My take: I think that the western YoungStars roster has the advantage in terms of skill with guys like Gagner and Kane but I do think that the Eastern team will probably have the edge in the physical play. In my opinion there were also a couple snubbings in the YoungStars game as well. I think Andrei Kostitsyn of the habs should have made and also goalies that are young should be in on it to like Josh Harding and Carey Price.


Greg Balloch said...

I agree, the Western Conference is stacked.