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So, who was the biggest All-Star snub?

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The remainder of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game rosters were announced on Saturday.

While some “snubs” are probably quite happy about getting a break (especially Joe Thornton, who’s taking a nice trip to Cabo), you can bet plenty of fan bases will gripe about players who didn’t make it, even if they might not realize that all 30 NHL teams must be represented in some form.

Well, if you’re going to gripe about it, why not do it in the comfy confines of PHT? Before you vote for the biggest snub of them all, however, let’s take a look at who’s on the roster:

Fan voted: Zemgus Girgensons, Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks

Forwards: 
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Rick Nash, New York Rangers
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
Radim Vrbata, Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Defensemen: 
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames
Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Goalies: 
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Rookies: 
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
Tanner Pearson, Los Angeles Kings
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning

OK, did you get a chance to scan the list? Good. Pick the biggest nub in the poll below. If your guy was double-snubbed (gasp), then write him in.

Crosby, Ovechkin headline 2015 All-Star Game roster

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We already know that Zemgus Girgensons was voted into the 2015 All-Star Game alongside Chicago Blackhawks players Corey Crawford, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews. The NHL trotted out the rest of the best today:

36 Additional All-Stars

Forwards
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Rick Nash, New York Rangers
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
Radim Vrbata, Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Defensemen
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames
Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Goaltenders
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

6 Rookies

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
Tanner Pearson, Los Angeles Kings
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning

The “fantasy draft” will take place on Jan. 23, with the captains for each team being announced sometime next week.

Frustrated Rask thinks Boston faces ‘biggest mountain we’ve had to climb’

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Maybe it’s losing in overtime thanks to Bobby Ryan’s odd game-winner. Perhaps it’s the added frustration of settling for “charity” points in the last two games. Most likely, it could be the unfamiliar sensation of being just OK, as the Boston Bruins are merely 19-15-5 to start the season.

Either way, it seems like Tuukka Rask was very frustrated following Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Next Impulse’s Pete Blackburn shared this moment of frustration from Rask:

Apparently the 27-year-old had other, choicer words to other sources.

Cam Neely clearly wasn’t pleased after that OT defeat, either.

That said, Rask at least tried to put on a brave face after venting, as CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports.

“I feel like this is the biggest mountain we’ve had to climb, but we’re not going to give up the fight,” Rask said.

Video: Bobby Ryan’s high-effort hat trick

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Bobby Ryan worked hard and put his body on the line on Monday night, helping the Ottawa Senators even beyond scoring his first hat trick in almost four years.

That hat trick still makes for the best video, of course, so check out his trio of goals in Ottawa’s 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres:

This marks the fourth hat trick of Ryan’s career, and as TSN’s Ian Mendes points out, it’s his first since Jan. 12, 2011.

Sens roll over Ducks, who ‘weren’t ready’

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Was it about a lack of preparation for the Anaheim Ducks or the improving play of the Ottawa Senators’ most promising young players?

That may be a matter of opinion, yet the line of Mike Hoffman, Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan had a big night on Saturday in powering Ottawa to a 6-2 win against Anaheim.

Signs of a strong set for the future?

Zibanejad had a goal and an assist, Ryan collected two assists and Hoffman scored two goals. (Ryan’s expected partner-in-crime Kyle Turris wasn’t too shabby in his own right, collecting two tallies, including a shorthanded goal.)

Ottawa might be most excited about what could very well be a breakout for Zibanejad, the sixth pick of the 2011 NHL Draft. It’s not merely a matter of crediting a coaching change alone, either, as the 21-year-old has 11 points in nine December contests.

The line was strong enough that the Senators’ official Twitter feed was crowing about it:

Tough night for Anaheim

It represents a rare loss for the Ducks, who admitted that it was pretty ugly at times.

Indeed, the Ducks seem disgusted by their efforts as Bruce Boudreau said “we weren’t ready” and Ryan Getzlaf was frustrated by their overall play.

Ultimately, Ilya Bryzgalov’s first Ducks start since Nov. 7, 2007 was a dud, as he allowed six goals on 31 shots.

Many will note that Anaheim seems to lose ugly when it does fall; the Ducks’ last loss was also a 6-2 decision on a rough night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.