Here is SI's All-Star ream for the season's first half (all stats through Sunday).
G NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN
The first-half MVP might help Tampa Bay sneak into the playoffs for the second time in its 10-year history. His .935 save percentage is dazzling.
D NICKLAS LIDSTROM
A superb positional blueliner, he rarely makes mistakes, and he's had 28 points for the NHL's best team.
D BRIAN LEETCH
He has been a mainstay for go-go New York while taking care of his end well enough to be an impressive +19.
C MATS SUNDIN
No center has played with as much commitment in all zones as Sundin, who has surged since the 2001 playoffs.
RW JAROME IGINLA
After a career-best 71 points last season, this prototypical power forward is the league's leading scorer.
LW ERIC DAZ�
He's still primarily a one-way player, but from the blueline in he's dangerous, getting the nod over the Red Wings' Brendan Shanahan and the Blues' Keith Tkachuk.