Frans Nielsen was named as the Red Wings’ lone representative to the 2017 NHL All-Star Game on Tuesday.
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— James Mirtle (@mirtle) January 10, 2017
As I said via Twitter, I think Thomas Vanek or Anthony Mantha would have been better options. Vanek is probably the team’s MVP right now but if he wanted the time off, Mantha is a pick in the mold of Dylan Larkin last season. That said, I’d rather no one go.