Here are TSN's "early projections".
Crosby, Toews, E. Staal, Getzlaf, Perry, Nash, Richards, St. Louis, Stamkos, Giroux, Tavares, Sharp, Bergeron, Benn.
Keith, Doughty, Weber, Subban, Seabrook, Letang, Girardi, Pietrangelo.
Interesting list. Out of the 25 players, only 3 play on Canadian teams (Luongo, Price, Subban). While many of the above may seem like the favorites, their play early in the season will knock some of them out of contention, for sure.
Bergeron - we've all discussed how he's going to have a slow start. Don't think he gets in based on performance. He was there in 2010, so that counts for something.
St. Louis - was last year an aberration or is he getting better with age? I don't see him dropping off from his production, but with Vinny gone, is that team as good as it was last season? Will that be reflected in Marty's totals?
Subban - Norris notwithstanding, he's got a lot of ground to make up, IMO. Just too many red flags with the rumors of not being all about the team.
Girardi - I know I'm biased, but I'd really rather have Methot.
Man, Canada really should send two teams. There are so many players that could be there. Like Spezza -- dare to dream.