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Jamie Benn is indeed All-Star Game bound

Jan 25, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

Jamie Benn AP

There’s been a lot of roster spot swapping when it comes to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, but fans won’t need to worry about missing out on Dallas Stars sophomore Jamie Benn.

The Canadian Press reports that Benn has been confirmed for the game, which was in reasonable doubt considering that whole “appendix removed” thing.

Fans who’ve never witnessed Benn in action are in for a treat. He’s a fairly big skater on paper, but he seems even more robust on the ice; Benn just about bull-rushes through defenders on his best nights. That sense of adventure and explosiveness could be a joy to watch in the context of a wide-open All-Star game.

  1. danphipps01 - Jan 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Awesome. He’s a guy who really belongs in this kind of game, where the emphasis is less on responsible, technical play and more on fun and style.

    You know, kind of like Alexander Ovechkin, but not a whiny prima donna jackass.

  2. broadstbully33 - Jan 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    who?shitsburgh wont even make the playoffs

  3. greynraney - Jan 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Congrats to Jamie but both Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson from Dallas deserve to be All-Stars. Eriksson continues to be the most underrated player in the league.

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