Or something like that. Well ring the bell, everything's finalised. NHL has chosen their picks that *ahem* you've voted for. I feel a little guilty that I chose Cheechoo in one of my votes - don't get me wrong though he might pretty that game up for us.
As a Habs fan the biggest thing that I should think is who the hell voted Souray in? Was there really that little choice in your voting kids? I guess this is what makes me a little miffed - Souray is by no means the Canadiens' representative All-Star. I guess I'm going to pout and mutter "Koivu deserves it more". But what do I know? Obviously Souray is the star boy. Though kudos to him - he's a hard working guy and someone's gotta cut him some slack someday. Habs Inside/Out pointed out that Souray's appearance is the first since 94 by a Habs player who was voted in. If Souray can keep his head up and proud - this may prove perfect as his contract expires the end of this season. UFA *cha-ching* dollars will roll his way.
As a hockey fan, the biggest laugh will be the Eastern starting line of Briere - Crosby - Ovechkin. If you've missed anything - Ovechkin broke Briere's heart by never calling him back. And now they're back again like an ex-boyfriend at a family dinner. And Crosby? Mario Lemieux was so thrilled he made him a packed lunch.
As Jordi pointed out, the All-Start starting rosters have been announced but I thought I'd give you a visual tour for those of you who like "pretty" pictures.
Joe Thornton - Joe Sakic - Jonathan Cheechoo
Scott Niedermayer - Niklas Lidstrom
Sidney Crosby - Alexander Ovechkin - Daniel Briere
Sheldon Souray - Brian Campbell
The rest of the roster will be filled out by NHL Hockey Operations and the GMs and coaches. Rory Fitzpatrick finished third in voting but somehow I don't think Randy Carlyle will be too gun-ho about inserting him right away. Come on guys, peer pressure!
And how did your Ottawa Senators do in the voting? Not well...but I took the initiative not to partake of any ballot stuffing. But I'm one of those kooks who didn't want my boys going this year. Wade Redden finished with the most Senators votes at 305,497 votes but still only finished 8th.
Provided that they don't get into a cat fight with each other for any miscellaneous reason, the forward line for the East should be electric.