They shouldn't let fans vote. This is the Montreal All Star game all over again.
Not quite. Alfredsson, Spezza, Michalek, and Karlsson are all legitimate alll- stars. Maybe Alfie's production has slowed a little the last couple of years, but hey, Nick Lidstrom still gets in every year too. Montreal had Kovalev, Komiserek, Markov, and Price (during a not very good year) in the game.
Karlsson is the league's leading scorer among defensemen.
Michalek was the league's leading scorer until he got injured.
Spezza is 12th in the league in scoring and may be a bit of a stretch, but let's face it, the guy plays pond hockey most nights anyways and is made fo the all- star game.
Alfie is king. He deserves to be in there based on his accomplishments, and I'm proud of Ottawa fans for standing behind him and getting him in there. Now we just have to keep all the Toronto fans out of the building so he doesn't get booed.