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I did the West earlier, let's see if the fans were as smart with the East.

The Eastern Starters are : In the East Sidney (duh), Lecavalier, and Alfredsson get the nod. Let's see if the fans did a good job voting?

So here's the Eastern Conference OIE leaders so far:

Player ESP/20 ESG/20 ES TOI ESP
Jason Spezza 1.26 0.38 585:31 37
Dany Heatley 1.18 0.54 709:28 42
Vincent Lecavalier 1.18 0.58 692:51 41
Sidney Crosby 1.12 0.42 623:21 35
Daniel Alfredsson 1.10 0.54 634:18 35
Ilya Kovalchuk 1.07 0.65 672:23 36
Mats Sundin 1.05 0.47 590:25 31
Alex Ovechkin 0.97 0.53 719:33 35
Evgeni Malkin 0.89 0.40 605:23 27
Nik Antropov 0.89 0.29 560:37 25
Cory Stillman 0.89 0.34 583:05 26
Matt Cullen 0.89 0.14 429:14 19
Vaclav Prospal 0.88 0.33 727:59 32
Tomas Plekanec 0.86 0.30 533:33 23
Ray Whitney 0.84 0.56 568:13 24
Marc Savard 0.84 0.26 619:45 26
Scott Gomez 0.81 0.16 621:01 25
Jason Pominville 0.80 0.27 522:55 21
Martin St. Louis 0.79 0.26 756:13 30
Olli Jokinen 0.74 0.33 671:29 25
Mike Richards 0.74 0.31 513:42 19
Zach Parise 0.73 0.28 573:51 21
Marian Hossa 0.69 0.34 582:49 20
Joffrey Lupul 0.68 0.34 530:52 18
Eric Staal 0.68 0.35 678:36 23
Mike Comrie 0.65 0.36 614:42 20
Rod Brind'Amour 0.64 0.31 651:53 21
Michael Nylander 0.64 0.19 529:03 17
Daniel Briere 0.64 0.32 561:19 18
Jaromir Jagr 0.57 0.24 664:08 19
Alex Kovalev 0.55 0.27 584:09 16
Brad Richards 0.37 0.09 699:26 13


From just this list you could make a strong, very strong, case for an All Senator-front line. Alfredsson is a full .3 above the next highest RW (Pominville), so Alfredsson is pretty much set at RW. On the Left Spezza is having a fantastic year, with challenges from only Kovalchuck and Ovechkin, but they are still .11 and .21 back. Yet somehow Lecavalier and Crosby, both centers and neither having as good a season as Spezza, at even strength anyways are getting the nod. Spezza does yield the Goal OIE so let's see if the Penalty +/- helps Sids or Vinney's case at all.

Spezza: -4
Lecavalier: +4
Crosby: +27

Yes Crosby leads the league in Penalty +/- (many will say he gets the superstar treatment.. it's hard to argue this when the next closest player is a full +5 behind him), but the +27 can't be ignored. That, along with the better goal OIE would push him over Spezza and Lecavalier in my book:

Eastern Forwards: Should have been Heatly, Crosby, Alfredsson. Overall not bad but could have been a touch better