As you likely know by now, there will be no NHL All-Star Game for the 2013 season. The reason being – and this is complex, stay with me here – there was no NHL season until January 19th, and the game was supposed to be on January 27th. But never fear! Backhand Shelf is here. We’re going to conduct a simulation of the game based on the players you vote in to make it all better.

Obviously we can’t conduct a player-style draft, so for our purposes, we’ll let the fans pick the teams, with the top vote-getters being named starters. Enter your votes below – the game will be “played” later this week!