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Snubbed: Why Isn't Alex Semin A YoungStar?

The NHL will hold it's YoungStars game next week in Dallas and you may be wondering why Alex Semin isn't going to be there.

Is it because he's not young enough? That's clearly not it, as he is only 22-year-old, younger than at least five players named to the team.

Is it because he's not good enough? That's clearly not it, as he has more goals (25) than any player named to the team and more points (44) than all but one. In fact, Sasha has more goals than all but five of the All-Stars.

Is it because his Caps teammate Mike Green was named to the team? That's clearly not it, as three Pens, two Sens and two Avs are on the rosters.

Is it because the game is limited to players on their entry-level contracts? That's clearly not it, as LCS Hockey correctly points out that neither is Eastern Conference YoungStar goalie Kari Lehtonen. Nor is Western Conference goalie Peter Budaj.

So why isn't Semin a YoungStar? If you can figure it out, let me know - I clearly have no idea.