For a different take on the NHL All-Star Game starting roster, take a look at the players Sports Illustrated would have chosen. It's interesting to see SI chose two Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin, as starters for the Eastern Conference.
Alex Ovechkin was selected to participate in the All-Stars, although he wasn't voted in by the fans (a huge surprise, since Ovi is so popular). Alexander Semin wasn't selected or voted in, despite having an amazing season in which he was named First Star for the month of October, and currently being second in the NHL in points per game and and third in goals per game. Semin missed 18 games this season due to a back injury while All-Star voting was taking place, which may explain why he wasn't selected.