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From an NHL press release today:

If the puck were dropped today, the first shift of the 57th NHL All-Star Game would look a lot like a Montreal Canadiens home game—or a latter-day version of the early All-Star games that pitted the defending Stanley Cup champs (often the Canadiens) against a team of luminaries from the rest of the League.

One major difference: Should current voting trends ultimately prevail, the Canadiens would become the first team in the history of NHL All-Star fan balloting to ice an entire starting lineup when the NHL All-Star Game faces off in Montreal’s Bell Centre Jan 25.

So the current starting lineup is: Alex Kovalev, Saku Koivu, Alex Tanguay, Andrei Markov, Mike Komisarek and Carey Price.

Below is the complete list of Eastern Conference nominees and their current voting numbers:

Eastern Conference

(as of 11/25/08, 7 a.m. ET)

Forwards

Alex Kovalev             (Montreal)        324,898
Saku Koivu             (Montreal)        322,008
Alex Tanguay           (Montreal)        318,482
Sidney Crosby           (Pittsburgh)      237,213
Evgeni Malkin           (Pittsburgh)      193,749
Alex Ovechkin           (Washington)    147,895
Alexander Semin       (Washington)    93,582
Thomas Vanek         (Buffalo)          72,344
Marc Savard             (Boston)          71,206
Patrice Bergeron         (Boston)          66,885
Simon Gagne           (Philadelphia)    46,360
Derek Roy               (Buffalo)          44,264
Vincent Lecavalier       (Tampa Bay)      38,579
Danny Briere           (Philadelphia)    37,529
Mike Richards           (Philadelphia)    37,308
Ilya Kovalchuk           (Atlanta)          25,522
Chris Drury             (NY Rangers)    24,952
Dany Heatley           (Ottawa)          23,483
Daniel Alfredsson       (Ottawa)          21,441
Eric Staal               (Carolina)        20,263
Zach Parise             (New Jersey)    18,257
Markus Naslund (NY Rangers)    16,880
Scott Gomez           (NY Rangers)    16,146
Martin St. Louis         (Tampa Bay)      13,653
Rod Brind’Amour         (Carolina)        11,845
Brian Rolston           (New Jersey)    11,740
Jason Spezza           (Ottawa)          11,394
*Jordan Staal           (Pittsburgh)      9,897
Patrik Elias             (New Jersey)    9,350
Ray Whitney           (Carolina)        8,642
*Milan Lucic             (Boston)          7,508
*Phil Kessel             (Boston)          6,903
*Christopher Higgins     (Montreal)        4,518
Trent Hunter             (NY Islanders)    4,308

Defensemen

Andrei Markov           (Montreal)        362,100
Mike Komisarek         (Montreal)        325,076
Zdeno Chara             (Boston)          147,287
Sergei Gonchar         (Pittsburgh)      132,968
Mike Green             (Washington)    128,817
Ryan Whitney           (Pittsburgh)      115,045
Teppo Numminen       (Buffalo)          65,769
Kimmo Timonen (Philadelphia)    56,844
Tomas Kaberle         (Toronto)        50,885
Wade Redden           (NY Rangers)    36,658
Jay Bouwmeester       (Florida)          29,465
*Roman Hamrlik (Montreal)        14,016
Chris Phillips           (Ottawa)          11,678

Goaltenders

Carey Price             (Montreal)        352,602
Marc-Andre Fleury       (Pittsburgh)      147,173
Henrik Lundqvist         (NY Rangers)    70,756
Ryan Miller             (Buffalo)          70,575
*Tim Thomas           (Boston)          42,915
Martin Biron             (Philadelphia)    31,540
Martin Brodeur           (New Jersey)    29,302
Vesa Toskala           (Toronto)        20,710
Kari Lehtonen           (Atlanta)          11,120
Tomas Vokoun         (Florida)          5,812
Rick DiPietro           (NY Islanders)    5,793

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NOTE:Write-in candidates are denoted by an asterisk

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