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Nathan Horton left off fans’ All Star ballot

Boston fans have taken a liking to Nathan Horton [1] since he came to Boston, and he’s returned the favor by leading the Bruins in both goals (seven) and points (13) through 13 games.

Yet if Horton wants to be in Carolina for the All-Star game this season, he can’t count on the fans to get him there. The NHL [2] announced the 100 players that will be on the fan ballot for this year’s All-Star games, and though the Bruins had four representatives, Horton was not among them [3]. Instead, Tim Thomas [4], Zdeno Chara [5], Patrice Bergeron [6] and David Krejci [7] will have a chance to be selected by the public. The fans, who could technically write Horton in, begin their balloting on Monday and can choose six players to send to Carolina.

Horton could obviously still be selected to represent the Eastern Conference, as the rest of the roster will be made up in a fantasy draft between team captains. The captains will choose to fill theĀ remainingĀ 36 roster spots from a group of players determined by a combination of the the fans’ voting and the NHL [8] hockey operations department.