Chicago Blackhawks: 3 players snubbed from the All-Star game

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Chicago Blackhawks, Robin Lehner
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1. Robin Lehner

Robin Lehner has been snubbed out of the All-Star game two seasons in a row now. Last season, Lehner won the William M. Jennings Trophy and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Of course, the Jennings Trophy is for his play, with the Masterton Trophy being for his sportsmanship. It’s just shocking to see people not vote for him.

Connor Hellebuyck and Jordan Binnington got the votes over Lehner to be the starting goalie for the Central Division. A few days ago, Lehner beat Hellebuyck.

Hellebuyck is a good goalie, of course. He has struggled at times though. He isn’t the best goalie in the Central Division. Counting overtime losses, Hellebuyck is 21-19 as a starter in 2020. He averages giving up 2.71 goals per game.

Binnington is the defending Stanley Cup Champion goalie. He has had a great season. There isn’t a big argument for him to not be the All-Star goalie.

Lehner is 15-7-4 as a starter. He averages giving up 2.81 goals per game, which is worse than Hellebuyck, but the Blackhawks have just started to find their stride. If the Blackhawks were this good a month sooner, Lehner would have been voted in.

The All-Star votes start early in the season. Of course, that’s because the game is halfway through the season. Still, Lehner got snubbed last season and got snubbed again this season.

If he stays in Chicago after this season, it’s fair to assume he’ll get voted in next season.