Bob McKenzie of TSN reports on Twitter: "If Eberle and RNH were healthy, they would have been named to the All-Star Game. The Oilers were told that." The Oilers have now confirmed this. Oilers fans were momentarily outraged when the NHL All-Star teams were announced today and Jordan Eberle wasn't on the team, but it makes good sense that the only reason he wouldn't be on the squad is his current injury. Better to make sure he's sound than to rush back for a ceremonial contest. All-Star rosters are mainly decided on basic scoring stats and reputation, not two-way play, and Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins have both done very well by the obvious indicators.
Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins, the Diaper Snipers, would have been in All-Star Game if they weren't injured
Edmonton Journal | Jan 13