Lidstrom Fourth in All-Star Voting … For Now!
Detroit Red Wings captain is having one of the best seasons of his stellar career, but he’s still just fourth among NHL defensemen in an All-Star Game voting update released today. Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang, Chicago’s Duncan Keith (Michigan State) and Philadelphia’s Chris Pronger have more fan votes than Lidstrom’s 260,171 thus far. The top three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie in the fan vote are guaranteed to be All-Stars. The NHL’s Hockey Operations department will choose the other 36 players. Those 42 players will then vote for team captains, who will “draft” the rosters for each team.