The NHL revealed their rosters for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game this past week and there was only one member of the Philadelphia Flyers selected to participate in the event.
Captain Claude Giroux will be the lone Flyers’ representative at the event in Tampa Bay, Florida taking place on Jan. 27-28.
The rosters are obviously loaded with high-end NHL talent, but many Philadelphia fans felt forwards Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek should have made the cut.
Complete 2018 NHL All-Star Game rosters: pic.twitter.com/7NF8565fCU
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) January 10, 2018
David Pastrnak is a stud forward for the Boston Bruins and even he couldn’t find himself a spot in the All-Star Game. The 21-year-old has emerged as a dynamic and crafty top-line winger who has racked up 17 goals and 39 points through 40 games this season.
Instead of taking to Twitter to complain about his snub, Pastrnak went out of his way to point out that fellow Czech native Voracek should have been included in the all-star selections.
How is Jake Voracek not on All star team… mind boggling!
— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) January 11, 2018
Voracek only has eight goals this season, but he’s an absolute beast on a nightly basis and sits second in team scoring with 51 points through 42 games. It’s not often you see a top-10 player in NHL scoring get left out of an all-star game, but barring injuries, that looks like exactly what will happen here.
Even worse, the snub prevents us from getting another adorable Voracek and Johnny Gaudreau moment.
The 2018 All-Star Game will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on January 28.