Patrice Bergeron has to be happy with the final Last Men In vote for the NHL All-Star Game. Not because he made it, but because he was left off the list.
The two-time All-Star said he did not care if he was voted in by the fans or not. He and his wife welcomed their newborn baby in early December, so the time off could be beneficial for the two-way center.
The Last Men In vote was done by the fans to select one player from each division in the Eastern Conference to go to the All-Star Game.
Bergeron is more than qualified to make the All-Star Game this year. While he missed 16 games due to injury, his total of 38 points this season is on pace to easily break his career high of 73.
Instead, Buffalo's Jeff Skinner will represent the Atlantic Division, while Kris Letang, Gabriel Landeskog, and Leon Draisaitl round out the group of the final four All-Stars.
So now Bergeron will have a nice break from the season and will be able to come back refreshed and ready to lead the Bruins' Stanley Cup run. Not a bad alternative.
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