Friday, April 07, 2006

AHL All Star Teams

Yesterday, the AHL announced its first and second all star teams for the 2005/06 season.

The first team is:
G: Dany Sabourin Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
D: Andy Delmore Syracuse
D: Curtis Murphy Houston
LW: Donald MacLean Grand Rapids
C: Erik Westrum Houston
RW: Kirby Law Houston

The second team:
G: Wade Flaherty Manitoba
D: Bryan Helmer Grand Rapids
D: Thomas Pock Hartford
LW: Jiri Hudler Grand Rapids
C: Keith Aucoin Lowell
RW: Dustin Penner Portland

I don't think it is logical to announce all star teams or other awards when the season is not quite done. Some things may still change in the remaining games that will not be represented in the awards.

A few of these players may have good NHL careers in their future. Many are career AHLers kept in the minors due to the $75,000 waiver problem. No matter how well they played, they were unlikely to get called up because they would have to clear re-entry waivers and their team did not want to chance this.

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