Here is SI's All-Star team for the first half of the season.
Sean Burke, Coyotes Surprising save-percentage leader (.934 through Sunday) faces a blizzard of quality shots behind mediocre defense.
Al Macinnis, Blues Back to 1998-99 Norris Trophy form, he has been superb at making breakout pass; his blistering shot, of course, is legendary.
Chris Pronger, Blues Not as dominant as during MVP season in 1999-2000, but defensive skills give him the edge over the Kings' Rob Blake.
Joe Sakic, Avalanche The NHL's top scorer (25 goals and 37 assists at week's end), he held Colorado together through a glut of early-season injuries.
Ziggy Palffy, Kings Second in league in points-per-game (1.39), he's a fabulous scorer and gets the nod over Penguin Jaromir Jagr and Senator Marian Hossa.
Markus Naslund, Canucks New Vancouver captain has blossomed; with 27 goals, he holds the edge over the Devils' Patrik Elias at NHL's weakest position.