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Claude Giroux Is the Lone All-Star Among the NHL’s Deepest Team

Jan 11, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

When the NHL All-Star ballots were released, we were annoyed that Claude Giroux was omitted. Between then and now, G has not only made the All-Star game, he's the only Flyer with that distinction so far. The Flyers' amazing depth at the forward positions were likely what led to his snub, then ultimately the reason he was the only Flyer to be named. Five forwards have 25 points or more, and the fact that the Flyers have seen two different goalies get 17 or more starts likely bumped both of those guys out. Chris Pronger, who was among the leading vote getters for defensemen, has been sidelined due to injury. 

Still… The top team in the Eastern Conference has only one player currently representing it at the All-Star Game. We're gonna have to improve our fan voting skills before next season to get a another Flyer or two named to the team.

While they may be under represented in the player department, Peter Laviolette will be one of the coaches for the game down in Raleigh.