Teams from all divisions led by Lightning and Golden Knights after fan vote


Fans have been asked to select three forwards, two defensemen and a goaltender from teams in each of the four divisions realigned for this season: the Scotia North Division, the Honda West Division, the Discover Central Division and the MassMutual East Division.
Forward Brayden Point, defender Victor Hedman and goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy were voted into the Lightning Central Division squad. Forward Mark Stone, defender Alex Pietrangelo and goalkeeper Robin Lehner were voted into the Golden Knights’ West Division team.

Voting ended at 5 p.m. ET on Monday.

Here are the four teams with analysis:

North Division

Forward: Connor McDavid, Oilers d’Edmonton

Forward: Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs de Toronto;

Forward: Leon Draisaitl, Oilers

Defender: Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks

Defender: Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens

Goalie: Prix ​​Carey, Canadiens

Analysis: McDavid and Draisaitl already have the chemistry to play together; imagine adding Matthews to the mix. Since the start of the 2016-17 season, McDavid is first in the NHL with 421 points (146 goals, 275 assists) and Draisaitl is third with 362 (147 goals, 215 assists). Matthews is second in goals over this period at 158, behind the Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (181). The defense is also said to have plenty of talent with Hughes, who finished fourth last season among station players with 53 points (eight goals, 45 assists) as a rookie, and Weber, who has a booming and tied shot. fourth among defenders with 15 goals. Price has proven he can still be an elite goaltender in the playoffs, as he was 5-5 with a 1.78 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and two. shutouts and helped Montreal counter the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Video: The fans’ choice for the best in the NHL’s North Division

West Division

Forward: Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche du Colorado

Forward: Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues

Forward: Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights

Defender: Cale Makar, Avalanche

Defender: Alex Pietrangelo, chevaliers d’or

Goalie: Robin Lehner, chevaliers d’or

Analysis: A line from MacKinnon, O’Reilly and Stone would be a challenge to face on both sides of the puck. O’Reilly won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward in 2019, and Stone and MacKinnon are well-rounded players as well. MacKinnon’s 289 points (115 goals, 174 assists) over the past three seasons are third in the NHL. Pietrangelo, who signed a seven-year contract with Vegas on Oct. 12 after 12 seasons with St. Louis, and Makar, who won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie last season after scoring 50 points (12 goals, 38 assists), each could be in the discussion for the Norris Trophy as the best defenseman this season. Lehner’s save percentage of .925 over the past two seasons is the fourth best in the NHL among goaltenders who have played at least 50 games.

Video: The fans’ choice for the best in the NHL West Division

Central division

Forward: Patrick Kane, Blackhawks de Chicago

Forward: Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning

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Defender: Victor Hedman, Lightning

Defender: Romain Josi, Nashville Predators

Goalie: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning

Analysis: Good luck scoring against a defensive pair from Hedman, a Norris Trophy finalist for the past four seasons and winning the award in 2018, and Josi, who won it last season. They are backed by Vasilevskiy, a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the League’s top goaltender over the past three seasons and winner in 2019. Kane, a three-time Stanley Cup winner and nine-time NHL All-Star Game, is the oldest statesman among center forwards with 13 seasons under his belt. Point, entering his fifth season in the NHL, reached another level in the playoffs last season when he finished one behind teammate Nikita Kucherov for the NHL lead with 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists). Aho, also entering his fifth season, remains one of the NHL’s most underrated players, despite leading Carolina in points each of the past three seasons.

Video: fans’ choice for the best in the central division of the NHL

East Division

Forward: Alex Ovechkin, Capitals de Washington

Forward: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Forward: David pastrnak, Bruins de Boston

Defender: John Carlson, Capitals

Defender: Charlie McAvoy, Bruins de Boston

Goalie: Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flyers

Analysis: Seeing Ovechkin and Crosby skate as linemates after 15 seasons as rivals would be fun. Since their debut in 2005-06, Ovechkin has been number one in the NHL with 1,278 points (706 goals, 572 assists) in 1,152 games and Crosby is second with 1,263 points (462 goals, 801 assists) in 984 games. When Crosby and Ovechkin don’t prepare, they can feed Pastrnak, who tied Ovechkin for the NHL lead with 48 goals last season. A defensive duo of Carlson, a Norris runner-up for the first time last season, and McAvoy, who has become an excellent defenseman in his first three seasons in the NHL, would also be entertaining. Hart’s selection, who was 40-26-4 with a 2.59 GAA, .915 save percentage and shutout in his first two NHL seasons, demonstrates the high expectations of the 22-year-old player.

Video: The fans’ choice for the best in the NHL Eastern Division


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