If Jordan Eberle played for the Ottawa Senators, he would already have been named to this year's NHL all-star game. With the event taking place in the nation's capital, the Senators had four players voted on to the team as fans in Ottawa stuffed the ballot. Eberle has more points this season than each of the Senators selected to take part in the game as starters. Yet, he'll have to wait for the rest of team to be chosen by the league to see if he's made the cut. "That would honestly be an honour," said Eberle. "But I think right now, my focus is here and what's going on. "If that time came, and I actually was asked, I would change my mindset a little bit. It's a good event." It would be a surprise if Eberle was left off the list of players to take part in the game at the end of the month in Ottawa. The Oilers sophomore is currently seventh in league scoring with 17 goals and 26 assists for 43 points this season. He's only five points behind league scoring leader Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and has been more productive this season than players such as Jason Spezza, Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Pavel Datsyuk and Patrick Kane, who are certain to be in Ottawa.
Oilers' Eberle an All-Star contender
Edmonton Sun | Jan 7