A surprise Habs player could represent his team at the All-Star Game

Published January 10, 2022 at 3:12 PM
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The NHL All-Star Game will be held on February 4th in Las Vegas, if it is still possible to do so by then, of course.

As per the rules, at least one representative from each team must show up at the event.

Who will be the Montreal Canadiens' representative?

Logically and objectively, it should be Nick Suzuki. The Habs' first center is the team's leading scorer (19 points in 34 games) and he would definitely be the most attractive among his teammates to participate in the All-Star weekend.


However, the experts at NHL.com decided otherwise. According to them, defenseman Chris Wideman, the Habs' top scoring defenseman, should represent the Habs at the All-Star Game. Yes, you read that right.

The right-handed defenseman has nine points in 22 games this season. Under the circumstances, we can say that he is having a good season. However, should he go to the All-Star Game because of that? I don't think so!

Here is what the Atlantic Division roster should look like according to NHL.com :

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I have to say that it would be quite a story if number 20 was among the invited players. He's worked hard to get back into the NHL, having come through the KHL last year.

If former tough guy John Scott found a way to make the All-Star Game in 2016 and be named captain, I wouldn't be surprised if Chris Wideman snuck in.

However, I would still give my vote to Nick Suzuki. That would be a much better story considering his former connection to the Vegas Golden Knights, who drafted him in 2017.

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