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Canucks could become the first team in 25-Years to achieve incredibly rare feat

The 2023-24 Vancouver Canucks are a special team. While they currently sit third in the NHL standings, they've built themselves a reputation as one of the toughest teams in the league to play against, mainly due to the amount of star power on this roster.

Their top line of Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller has quietly made a name for themselves. Often called "Lotto" Line (6-40-9), it's no secret that this is one of the top lines in the entire National Hockey League.

Now, with the All-Star weekend fast approaching, the Canucks have several star players that could end up in Toronto to take part in the All-Star game & Skills competition.

Quinn Hughes was the first player to be selected by the league to represent the Canucks. And now its up to the fan vote to select the next 12-players to join the 32 pre-selected players in Toronto for the 2024 All-Star weekend.

Five Canucks players heading to the All-Star game?

As it currently stands, there are four Canucks players set to join Quinn Hughes for the All-Star game. Thatcher Demko, who leads all goaltenders in voting. Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser.

There have only been two other times in NHL history that a team has sent five representatives to the All-Star weekend. The Edmonton Oilers in 1989, and most recently the Dallas Stars in 1998.

Now the only reason its possible this year is due to a complete overthrow of the old format. Instead of organizing players by division, they are doing a 44-player Draft with four captains. Meaning that the Pacific Division can see more than the usual two extra players get voted in.

The top-8 skaters and top-4 goaltenders in fan voting will be selected to represent their respected teams.

Currently, Brock Boeser holds down the seventh spot with 383,954 votes. an impressive 41,000 more than Mikko Rantanen who sits on the outside looking in.

Voting will close on Thursday, January 11 at 11:59pm EST.