Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Missionhockey, Nov 8, 2003.
So who will get the call this year for the East and the West?
just tossing names out really
Fleury would be the obvious choice in net for the East
for the west, maybe Leighton...
other names that could be there
West: King, Vorobiev..
East: Koltsov, Horton...
Players dont have to be rookies do they?
If i remember correctly i think they have to be on their first contract...
Under 25(or 25 & under) and on their first contract.
I think all the names on that list are locks except maybe Burns and Stajan. Martin has a good chance if he stays on the team, maybe Hale, and I extremely doubt Gionta.
Peter Sejna will be there, he has great skill but is ona checking line with reid low and jamal mayers , he should be playing with better players.
Is Rico Fata still in his first pro contract?
Penguins have a ton of candidates
Fata's first contract would've expired a couple years ago, I believe. So, no.
The Pens will send Fleury, and possibly one of Koltsov or Orpik.
I wouldn't think so considering the amount of teams hes played for already but he still is only 23 right?
My pick for the Pens are Fleury and Malone.
How bout' Raffi Torres?
DOes that mean, the first year of their first contract?
Or just on the 1st NHL contract?
Wouldnt that make Nash available... Or can you only play once?
First NHL contract.
Didnt Kovalchuk play twice? Maybe im wrong..
It means the 1st NHL contract, and yes Rick Nash would be eligable...
Kovalchuk only played once.
I believe he was invited last year but didn't want to go thinking he deserved to be in the All Star game.
Maybe Michael Ryder and Jeff Jillson (I think he's still on his entry contract) too? Probably no Sabres this year unless Derek Roy gets called up in the very near future.
Abid and Caron are not on their entry level contracts, so they can't play.
Hemsky will probably be invited.
I think he was invited last year but got injured.
Klesla played twice.
So we could see Bouwmeester or Weiss a second time.
Nope. I think he just signed a new contract this offseason. So it will be #2 for him I believe.
They try to not play a youngster more than once, and especially with the huge influx of young talent this year, I don't see why they would have any reason to play people they've invited before.
BTW, there's no way Eminger doesn't get invited. Leading all rookies in ice time I think.
I remeber last year during the game Barry Melrose said, the NHL added a rule that you can only appear in the young-stars game ONCE. I'm pretty sure there are no exceptions.
Probably no Sabres this year unless Derek Roy gets called up in the very near future.
Is Kotalik eligible?
No, signed his second deal this offseason.
Klesla was named twice, but was injured a few days before the first game, so he didn't play. He's only played in one.
As for Nash, he should set his eyes for the main show.
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