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"I think people know the capabilities of our team," Guerin told the Associated Press. "I don't think we've performed to the top of our abilities this year."
"It's certainly a great honor considering all the things that have happened this year, and personally the way I've been playing," Modano, who received 86,119 votes, told the AP. "If I wasn't voted in, I probably, absolutely wouldn't be going."
Vancouver's Todd Bertuzzi also was voted in as a Western Conference starter as were defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit and Rob Blake of Colorado. New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur and Devils defensemen Scott Niedermayer and Scott Stevens will start for the East. The forwards are Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk, Boston's Joe Thornton and Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis.
As for Modano, who is nursing a groin injury, he is not expected to start skating until next week.
"It's pretty much the same. It's just kind of stagnant," Modano
stold the AP. "It's not really moving. Nothing's really improving.
You hope each day it gets a little better. It's tough to say it's going
to jump 20 to 30 percent in one day."