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2004 All Star Game-

Well they may be on sitting around the .500 mark, but the Stars will have three starters in this season's NHL All-Star game. The league released the final vote tallies on the starters Thursday and Mike Modano, Bill Guerin and Marty Turco were voted in by the fans.

"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."

Read Stars President Jim Lites' "Thank You" letter to all the Stars fans who voted this year.