Vancouver Canucks’ 3 2022 All-Star Game Candidates

On Jan. 13, the NHL will announce their All-Star Teams. The Vancouver Canucks expect two players to be selected to the Pacific Divison team. Three players (Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller, and Thatcher Demko) who deserve to be part of the festivities this season, despite the team’s poor record. Each team should be represented so it is unlikely that the Canucks can send all three players to Vegas. These are the reasons why each player should be named All-Star, and also why they may not make it this season.

Quinn Hughes

Why He Should be Named an All-Star

Hughes is one of the most dynamic defensemenNHL. His 28 points in this season’s NHL are good enough for him to be ninth among defensemen. Since Bruce Boudreau’s arrival at the start of December, he has improved his defensive game and added penalty killer to his arsenal.

Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks (Amy Irvin/ The Hockey Writers

Hughes excels in three-on-three play, which is where the NHL All-Star games are played. Hughes was not a participant the last time. even impressed Wayne Gretzky. Hughes is the Canucks’ most valuable skater.

Why He May Not Be Named An All-Star

Hughes is unlikely to be on the All-Star roster if two other Canuck players get selected. Three Canucks will not be sent by the NHL, so Hughes will be there along with the others listed below. He is currently the best defenseman in the division, and he deserves to represent Vancouver in Vegas.

Thatcher Demko

Why He Should be Named an All-Star

Demko has been the Canucks’ best player this season. This fifth-year player is one the most respected goaltenders in the league. He has been mentioned in the Vezina trophy conversations over the last few weeks. He currently ranks amongst the top 10 in wins and the top 15 in save rate (SV%), goals-against-average (GAA), amongst league starting goaltenders.

Vancouver Canucks Thatcher Demko
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms)

It is clear that Demko was the one who kept the Canucks in the playoffs during the Travis Green era. He has faced the second-most shots of any goaltender this season yet does not get the same respect around the league due to the Canucks team’s record. He has had a tough season so far. An All-Star Game trip would be a great reward for his hard work.

Why He May Not Be Named An All-Star

Jacob Markström will be one of the goalies named to the All-Star team, which means there is one spot available. It will be John Gibson from the Ducks or Demko who will decide. Both have the same GAA (SV%) and GAA (GAA), with the only difference being wins. Both should be All-Stars. The only thing that may make it difficult is deciding who gets to go.

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J.T Miller

Why He Should be Named an All-Star

Miller is currently the league’s leader in points, and is currently ranked in the top 20 of all league players. He has been the Canucks’ best forward all season and is on pace for a new career-high in points this season. He is proving to be a better player than Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson, who have not lived up to their expectations. Has stepped up his gameBe a leader in your team.

Miller is currently tied for fifth in Pacific Division points. He also holds the sole position of fifth in assists. If selected, it will be his first All-Star Game as an NHL player and his second as a professional. He participated in the 2012-13 season’s All Star Game. All-Star Game of the American Hockey LeagueWhile playing for Connecticut Whale. His play suggests he is a strong candidate to be a member of the team. He has had a successful season and a track record of success at three-on-three.

Why He May Not Be Named An All-Star

In addition to competing with other Canucks, the Pacific Division forward group is so large that it may force him out of contention. Players such as Connor McDavid and Johnny Gaudreau and Troy Terry will be competing for spots. He may also be overlooked because the NHL requires that at least one player per NHL team is on the roster. Miller was the Canucks’ most consistent forward this season. However, that might not be enough. Every Pacific team will have at least one forward seriously considered for the event.

Which Canucks Will Go to the Other?

Based on the Pacific Division, Hughes and Demko appear to be the Canucks’ All-Star Game representatives. This duo should also be chosen because they were both elected to the All-Star Team as part of the writer’s vote. There is still a chance for Miller as he has been one of the best players around the league, but don’t be surprised if he is left off this year.