2. Jonathan Toews
It seems like every season, Jonathan Toews gets snubbed from the All-Star game. Captain Serious cares more about winning and the Blackhawks, but it’s still cool to be recognized by the fans. Toews is coming off of a season where he hit his career-high in points.
Toews got snubbed this season for what it seems like the 100th time. He has only been in the All-Star game once. He is used to getting snubbed.
In fairness, Toews started slow this season. He didn’t pick up his play until November. When people watch Toews these last few weeks, he’s been on fire.
Toews was voted the NHL third star of the week dating back to January 9th. Toews is also on a six-game point streak. During the streak, the Blackhawks are 5-1-0 and Toews has 13 points.
For his whole career, Toews has been under-appreciated. His skating abilities and scoring abilities haven’t been talked about as much as they should be. Toews is always in position, he’s strong on his skates, and he doesn’t get pushed around. He is the best captain to have for your hockey team.
Even after three Stanley Cups, Toews doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Some “experts” disagree with the NHL voting Toews on the 100 best players ever. Taking everything in context, Toews is one of the best players throughout the 2010s.
He is better than half of the players in the All-Star game. It just shows how the voting system snubs quiet guys like Toews.