Not many have noticed the career year Straka is having, but the Rangers have. They recently signed Straka, one of the league's top goal-scorers , to a one-year contract extension.
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Ilya Kovalchuk, Thrashers
Kovalchuk is always among the elite goal-scorers in the league, so it's amazing that the leading vote-getter for the last All-Star game (in '04) was overlooked.
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Dan Boyle, Lightning
Says Bolts coach John Tortorella: "He got robbed. It's a joke. He's one of the best players in the NHL. To be left off because of logistics, then don't have an All-Star Team." (Had Boyle joined Tampa's Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis, another team might have been left out, according to NHL senior VP Mike Murphy.)
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Ray Emery, Senators
With one of the highest save percentages in the league, Emery has helped the Sens forget about their signing of the disappointing Martin Gerber to a three-year deal.
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Olli Jokinen, Panthers
On a team with no Roberto Luongo or healthy Todd Bertuzzi, Jokinen continues to post big numbers during yet another season with little support.
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Marc Savard, Bruins
He has better numbers than Jaromir Jagr in fewer games. Unlike the injured Jagr, Savard didn't receive an invitation -- and unlike Jagr, he probably would not have turned it down.
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Dominik Hasek, Red Wings
With six shutouts and the West's best goals-against average, you'd think Hasek would be a no-brainer. "I'm disappointed. I thought I was going to be there," he said. You're not the only one, Dominator.
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Daniel Sedin, Canucks
Due to a sub-par season by Markus Naslund, Sedin (22) leads his team in goals and shares its points lead with twin brother Henrik, who wasn't picked either.
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Paul Kariya, Predators
He's the leading scorer on one of the most dominant teams in the league, not to mention one of the Western Conference's scoring leaders.
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Chris Mason, Predators
When teammate Tomas Vokoun missed December with a thumb injury, backup Mason proved worthy by posting one of the NHL's highest save percentages as the Preds made a run to the top of the Central.
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Alexander Frolov, Kings
Anze Kopitar has gotten the ink, but Frolov leads the Kings in scoring and has improved in each of his last four seasons.
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