Anze Kopitar: He's 7th in points in the West, so I don't think I'm being a homer by picking him.
Joe Thornton: He's on pace to score 107 points this year and is actually scoring goals. Who's the asshole who told him he's allowed to shoot?
Ryan Getzlaf: He has the same number of points as Kopitar, plus I want to see them play together again after they destroyed last year during the Young Stars Game.
Sergei Zubov: He deserves it just because he's awesome and nobody seems to care.
Chris Pronger: Just kidding, I'd rather pass a hammer through my small intestine than vote for Pronger on anything. I actually voted for Lubomir Visnovsky. I know he doesn't deserve it and I apologize for being completely biased, but I don't care; I love the little guy. If your kid was in the NHL, would you vote for him? I thought so.
Pascal Leclaire: I was tempted to write in Johnathan Quick, but cooler heads prevailed. Leclaire looks ridiculous but the guy is insanely awesome.
Ilya Kovalchuk: I already wrote about him, but he's seriously one of the better players you're ever going to see.
Vinny Lecavelier: This isn't so much a vote for his play, but for the fact that he donated $3 million to sick kids with cancer,and I'm all for giving kids cancer... wait, he wants to stop it? Dammit, I already submitted my ballot!
Alexander Ovechkin: I want to see Kovalchuk play with Ovechkin. I'm not sure it would work, but I sure as hell want to find out.
Zdeno Chara: Sure, why not.
Jay Bouwmeester: I just want to see the kid play, and I figure this is the only way I'm going to get to see him.
Tim Thomas: The fact that I had to write in the league leader in save percentage is dumb.
Prediction: The Kings are 3-1 when I predict they will lose. It would be easy for me to pick them to lose now, so that's what I'm going to do. Kings lose, 4-1. Goal by Johnathan Quick. Hey, he's quick.