There are 11 days left to vote for the NHL All-Star captains and by the looks of things it’s pretty clear who will be repping their respective divisions next month in Tampa.
1. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
3. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
4. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
5. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
1. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
2. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. John Tavares, New York Islanders
4. Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh Penguins
5. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
2. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
3. James Neal, Vegas Golden Knights
4. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
5. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
The only change over three weeks has been the No. 4 and No. 5 spots in the Central, which have rotated between MacKinnon, Seguin and Mark Scheifele. There also will be no Rory Fitzpatrick/Zemgus Girgensons/John Scott surprise vote-getter this year, it seems.
Voting runs through Jan. 1 and the full divisional All-Star lineups will be announced sometime next month.