A look at the YoungStars
In the East, Mike Green from Washington has quietly had a great first full season, and Ryan Whitney's been a big part of keeping the Penguins in the playoff picture. Phil Kessel's obviously a sentimental choice, given he hasn't exactly lit it up (yet), while the likes of Evgeni Malkin and Thomas Vanek are no-brainers.
Out West, Peter Budaj has quietly had a very strong season, keeping Colorado in the Northwest Division race despite Jose Theodore's struggles. Brent Seabrook is another youngster who you hear too little about that has unbelievable potential, while St. Louis's Lee Stempniak has turned into one of the Blues' consistent scoring threats — especially since Andy Murray took over the coaching reins. Alex Radulov is going to be a big-time sniper for Nashville for a long, long time, and next to perhaps only Malkin and Kari Lehtonen (the old man of this crew at 23), Ryan Getzlaf is the best player in this game.
Who's missing? Marc-Edouard Vlasic would have been good to see, although San Jose's well-represented overall in the two games. Guillaume Latendresse has had a far better season than Kessel, and could have been named, and heck, Patrice Bergeron and Nathan Horton are only 21 and plenty 'young' enough (although Bergeron played in the 2004 game).
UPDATE Just a note on the eligibility requirements: Players who are 24 and younger and on an entry-level contract qualify. Toronto's Kyle Wellwood seems like another good choice passed over, perhaps due to his recent injury woes.