Nashville Predators: Remembering the Franchise’s Best All-Star Selections

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Pardators pose prior to during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Pardators pose prior to during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center – 2/8/04 – NHL Allstar Game – West goalie Tomas Vokoun watches Gary Roberts shot in the goal in the 2nd period. (Photo by BRUCE BISPING/Star Tribune via Getty Images)
St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center – 2/8/04 – NHL Allstar Game – West goalie Tomas Vokoun watches Gary Roberts shot in the goal in the 2nd period. (Photo by BRUCE BISPING/Star Tribune via Getty Images) /

Finally another All-Star selection

The Predators would go four seasons before getting a couple more All-Star representatives. Tomas Vokoun and Kimmo Timonen would be the next ones up to represent the young franchise.

This came at a time when the Predators were finally starting to make progress in the league and pushing towards the playoffs. In fact, later this season the Predators would make their first playoff appearance in franchise history and lose in six games to the Detroit Red Wings.

Neither Vokoun or Timonen had much of an impact on the game itself as the East would defeat the West 6-4. Vokoun would take the official loss in the game that was held in St.Paul, Minnesota.

As this point, we were just happy to be part of the group as a franchise. We hadn’t even tasted the playoffs yet, but good things were still to come and some great players were coming down the pipeline.