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Oilers player unbelievably snubbed for All-Star Game nomination

Published January 22, 2024 at 4:26 PM
BY LIAM
     
For the upcoming NHL all star game in Toronto, the league selected one player from each team and allowed a limited fan vote to decide the rest of the participants. Due to the league's policy of every team having a representative, some players across the league have been unbelievably snubbed from a nomination - including the Oilers' Zach Hyman.

The NHL needed to replace two players from the western conference after Connor Bedard and Jack Eichel had to back out with injuries. Instead of selecting Hyman to join the All-Star Group, the NHL has selected Kyle Connor and Vincent Trocheck to go make the trip to Toronto.


With 28 goals and 45 points in 41 games, Zach Hyman absolutely deserved to receive his first all-star nomination, and it could have been extra special in his hometown of Toronto and in the building of the team that let him get away. It would have been incredible to see Hyman return to Toronto as an all-star and put on a show to make the Leafs regret losing out on him even more.


Kyle Connor is a fine nomination for an all-star, but Hyman really should have made the cut above Trocheck, who only has 15 goals and 44 points in 46 games.
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