I love the way they pick the teams these days, it's much better than a straight conference team, and makes the games a bit more exciting.
TEAM CHARA CZdeno Chara BOS D AJoffrey Lupul TOR LW 1Pavel Datsyuk DET LW 2Tim Thomas BOS G 3Evgeni Malkin PIT C 4Marian Hossa CHI RW 5Kimmo Timonen PHI D 6Corey Perry ANH RW 7Carey Price MON G 8Phil Kessel TOR RW 9Ryan Suter NSH D 10Jimmy Howard DET G 11Brian Campbell FLA D 12Patrick Kane CHI RW 13Dion Phaneuf TOR D 14Jarome Iginla CGY RW 15Dennis Wideman WAS D 16Marian Gaborik NYR RW 17Jordan Eberle EDM RW 18Tyler Seguin BOS C 19Jamie Benn DAL LW
TEAM ALFREDSSON CDaniel Alfredsson OTT RW AHenrik Lundqvist NYR G 1Erik Karlsson OTT D 2Jason Spezza OTT C 3Jonathan Quick LA G 4Claude Giroux PHI C 5Kris Letang PIT D 6Steven Stamkos TB C 7Brian Elliott STL G 8Shea Weber NSH D 9Daniel Sedin VAN LW 10Dan Girardi NYR D 11Keith Yandle PHO D 12Milan Michalek OTT LW 13Henrik Sedin VAN C 14James Neal PIT LW 15Alex Edler VAN D 16John Tavares NYI C 17Scott Hartnell PHIL W 18Jason Pominville BUF RW 19Logan Couture SJ C
The NHL's never been in Russia before? Huh. I'm slightly surprised by that, given that it's been 20+ years since the end of the Soviet Union and a goodly portion of the NHL's roster seems to be from Russia or one of the former Soviet countries.