Alex Ovechkin was voted to the NHL's first All-Star team at right wing and was elected to the second team at left wing.
You read that correctly. The Pro Hockey Writers of America, who vote for most NHL awards, named Ovechkin to the first and second All-Star team at two different positions. Apparently, the PHWA also received notice before voting that Ovechkin moved from left wing to right wing this season. Taylor Hall received the third-most votes at left wing and likely missed out on a bonus by not being named to the team. There have been multiple calls to revamp the NHL's awards voting system and we have to imagine this will help that cause. The other first teamers were Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban, Ryan Suter and Sergei Bobrovsky. The second team was filled out by Jonathan Toews, Martin St. Louis, Francois Beauchemin, Kris Letang and Henrik Lundqvist.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:59:00 PM