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Penguins, Blackhawks dominate All-Star picks

DENVER -- Greetings from the Mile High City, where the Sabres will have their morning skate at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time.

While we wait, we'll go over the NHL's first six All-Stars, announced today. Pittsburgh and Chicago voters must've been online a lot, with the two teams getting all six. The Penguins will send forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, defenseman Kris Letang and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to Carolina at the end of the month, while the Blackhawks will have forward Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith at the game and skills competition Jan. 29-30.

There will be 36 more All-Stars and 12 rookies announced Tuesday. Once the selection of the 42 All-Star players is complete, the players will decide which two All-Stars will become team captains as well as four alternate captains, two for each team. The NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft will be televised live on Versus at 8 p.m. Jan. 28, with the captains picking the teams.

The Sabres' Ryan Miller was seventh in voting among goaltenders.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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