Updated: Jan 12, 2003, 7:10 PM

Vote: Western Conf. forwards


The starting lineups for the 2003 NHL All-Star game were announced Jan. 11. The people have spoken. And they've raised more than a few eyebrows.

Below are the starters, as voted on by fans, and who ESPN.com's George Johnson would select to complete the rosters:

Starting center: Mike Modano, Dallas Stars
Now that he's un-Hitched, Modano has rediscovered his scoring touch and is putting together and MVP-type season.

Starting winger: Bill Guerin, Dallas Stars
Showing his production in Boston wasn't simply a result of home cooking, Guerin leads the first-place Stars in goals (20) and penalty minutes (71).

Starting winger: Teemu Selanne, San Jose Sharks
With 20 goals and 36 points, the Finnish Flash is one of the few bright spots in the Sharks' lineup.

The additions:

Doug Weight, C, St. Louis Blues: That dispiriting, injury-shortened first season on the Missouri behind him, arguably the game's top non-Mario playmaker ranks in the Top 10 in points.

Brendan Morrison, C, Vancouver Canucks: The largely-unheralded but crucial fulcrum of Vancouver's big line.

Peter Forsberg, C, Colorado Avalanche: Despite injury woes, among the league's leading scorers. Perhaps the most sublime all-around talent package in the game today.

Milan Hejduk, W, Colorado Avalanche: Forty-seven points, a plus-14 and near flawless defensively.

Todd Bertuzzi, W, Vancouver Canucks: It's official -- the NHL's new power-forward prototype. Proving his breakout 2001-2002 season no fluke.

Anson Carter, W, Edmonton Oilers: Some people felt he should've been on Canada's Olympic entry. A quietly effective first half.

Markus Naslund, W, Vancouver Canucks: The Canuck captain leads the NHL in snipes with 31 and has developed into a quiet but inspiring leader.

Marian Gaborik, W, Minnesota Wild: Ozzing star potential, his improvisational skills have lifted the Wild to unthinkable heights.

Paul Kariya, W, Anaheim Mighty Ducks: Forget those high-profile offseason signingsor Petr Sykora and Adam Oates. Kariya's still carrying the Ducklings around on his slender shoulders.

Now, it's your turn.

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