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2016 NHL All Star Rosters Announced: Vladimir Tarasenko Blues' Only Representative

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The NHL released the complete ASG rosters today, and the Blues are underrepresented. Where is Jake Allen?

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The NHL announced the divisional rosters for the 2016 NHL All Star Game, to be held at the end of this month in Nashville. The Blues are well represented by Vladimir Tarasenko, and... just Vladdy.

Hopefully he makes friends easily, because unfortunately Kevin Shattenkirk will not be joining Tarasenko this year for hijinks.

Here are the rosters:

2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game Rosters

Atlantic Division Central Division
F Patrice Bergeron (BOS) F Jamie Benn (DAL)
F Jaromir Jagr (FLA)* F Matt Duchene (COL)
F Leo Komarov (TOR) F Patrick Kane (CHI)*
F Dylan Larkin (DET) F Tyler Seguin (DAL)
F Ryan O’Reilly (BUF) F Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
F Steven Stamkos (TBL) F Jonathan Toews (CHI)
D Aaron Ekblad (FLA) D Dustin Byfuglien (WPG)
D Erik Karlsson (OTT) D Roman Josi (NSH)
D P.K. Subban (MTL) D Shea Weber (NSH)
G Ben Bishop (TBL) G Devan Dubnyk (MIN)
G Roberto Luongo (FLA) G Pekka Rinne (NSH)

Metropolitan Division Pacific Division
F Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) F Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
F Claude Giroux (PHI) F Taylor Hall (EDM)
F Evgeni Malkin (PIT) F Joe Pavelski (SJS)
F Alex Ovechkin (WSH)* F Corey Perry (ANA)
F Brandon Saad (CBJ) F John Scott (ARI)*
F John Tavares (NYI) F Daniel Sedin (VAN)
D Justin Faulk (CAR) D Brent Burns (SJS)
D Kris Letang (PIT) D Drew Doughty (LAK)
D Ryan McDonagh (NYR) D Mark Giordano (CGY)
G Braden Holtby (WSH) G John Gibson (ANA)
G Cory Schneider (NJD) G Jonathan Quick (LAK)

One thing: it seems ott to see Pekka Rinne up there as goalie instead of Jake Allen. Allen is in the top ten in the league in every goaltending category; Rinne is only in the top ten in wins. This is probably a nod to the host city, but it feels off to have Allen, who is the Central's best goaltender this year statistically speaking, not representing the Blues.