Markov earns All-Star starting spot

Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov has earned selection to the starting lineup of the NHL’s Eastern Conference all-star team. Markov is the only first-time all-star on either the Eastern or Western starting lineup for the game to be played Jan. 27 in Atlanta.

Here’s the news at canadiens.com, and here is a look at the Eastern and Western starters.

15 Comments

  1. johnnyhab says:

    A feather in his hat for sure!

  2. RH says:

    Good for Markov. I’m not sure, though, what peoples obsession with Chara is. Brian Campbell is ten times a better defenseman and should have been the second choice, along with Markov.

  3. notbigbird says:

    What an achievement for him to be that company!

  4. Thuymi Do says:

    I am happy Andrei will be representing us! BUT I have to admitt that I am sad to see Montrealers tried less than DETROIT!!! (what a shame) to vote ! haha but anyways, I wish best of luck to Andrei AND fun in Atlanta

    http://www.kovalev27.com/

  5. Erik says:

    Way to go Andrei!!!!

  6. Cable Guy says:

    I can finally stop voting….whew……

  7. N.B.habs fan says:

    you will do fine Andrei…..

  8. rogus says:

    This year Markov, Next year Komisarek!

  9. coutNY says:

    Don’t you mean Komesarik and Markov…!

  10. krob1000 says:

    Defensive defensmen don’t get any respect anymore so you won’t see Komisarek there unless we get him there.

  11. Ed says:

    Congratulations Andrei. He has stepped up on the PP this year, & already has 10 goals, compared to 6 for all of last year. Enjoy the all star game, but save your energy for the Habs.

  12. J.T. says:

    Great for Markov. I hope he has a great time, doesn’t get hurt and carries our colours well. I wonder if there’s any chance of Kovalev being named to the team as well? I’d pay a LOT to see him in the shooting accuracy competition.

  13. krob1000 says:

    to Andrei….make sure you and Ovechkin have a great time……..and tell him how much better of a time you would be having in Montreal.

  14. Derek says:

    Congratulations Marky Mark, you deserve it, and have deserved it for years now. It’s about time you made it!

    Now hopefully we can see Kovalev put in….’cause he definitely deserves to be there this year.

  15. Infanteer says:

    It’s a shame that a player needs a big contract to be considered for an All-Star starter. I don’t think Markov is playing much better than he did last year . . . however, with this summer’s contract, he suddenly gained league-wide attention.

    In any case, it is as much deserved this year as it was last. Well done!


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