Jonathan Toews is not having his best season. Even he is willing to admit that. The Chicago Blackhawks captain has scored just 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) which is below average for most top-six forwards, and downright concerning for a franchise cornerstone.
Despite this, Toews was selected as an All-Star along with three of his teammates on Tuesday and the internet was not having any of it.
wow toews made it i guess it should be called the Some Stars game thanks.— Jeff Israel (@jeffisrael25) January 10, 2017
I know it's gauche to be bitter about all star snubs, but man am I bitter about Toews getting in over Eric Staal— Kelsey McCoy (@advsinchem) January 10, 2017
Jonathan Toews being selected for the ASG is like me being selected for the honor roll with straight C’s.— Joseph Guzy (@JosephGuzy) January 10, 2017
Toews doesn't deserve to be an all star or get paid how much he does. You're a blind Blackhawks fan if you think otherwise.— Jeffrey McKay (@JMcKaY03) January 10, 2017
The fact that Jonathan Toews is an all star shows how bullshit the all star voting is in just about all sports.— lil spook (@MasonPino) January 10, 2017
How did Toews sneak into the All Star game you say? Well folks, the NHL is known for a garbage product, and Toews has produced like garbage.— Austin Trashviews (@taeksguy) January 10, 2017
My two theories about #NHL All-Star Game weirdness:— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 10, 2017
1. The game is on NBC and they're like "where's Toews?" and NHL whispers "here"
People must be having trouble realizing that Jonathan Toews is nothing more than a character guy with slightly above average passing skills— Doug Glattke™ (@Doug_Glattke) January 10, 2017
Toews award for his all star selection. pic.twitter.com/gwUl4RrjqF— Justin Zerishnek (@therealjz24) January 10, 2017
Toews making the ASG is such a joke. Great player but no way in hell he deserved it over his first half of the season performance.— Pietro DiLorenzo (@DiLorenzo651) January 10, 2017
Panarin is the best player on the Blackhawks and he's left out of the All-Star Game? I guess the league can't bear without Toews/Kane.— Brandon Scalea (@brandonscalea) January 10, 2017
Toews get picked this year and Sid got left off last year— Jos A Banks (@theJoshBanks) January 10, 2017
What an absolutely horribly run league
So much value on the wrong things
Toews an All Star and man isn't?— Jack Nussbaum (@mastanuss) January 10, 2017
People: Let's send John Scott to the ASG cause it's such a joke!— Frank D (@FrankDTweets) January 10, 2017
*Toews makes all-star team a year later*
Same People: HOLD ON
I thought the league introduced new rules to ensure players like Toews never got voted into the ASG— Large Adult Parsons (@bookofloob) January 10, 2017
of course toews is named an all-star regardless of a crappy season.... the nhl has to have as many chicago players as possible everywhere— natalya (@nataIiah) January 10, 2017
Toews: because even the ASG needs a reliable 3rd line lunchbox type— Matt Stroud (@Disastromatic) January 10, 2017
If Toews can make the ASG I can black out every night and still pass all of my classes— Caleb Jackson (@Caleb_Jackson07) January 10, 2017
Maybe the NHL realized how much we like the underdog All-Star story, so they brought in Toews to do it again— Scott Maxwell (@scotmaxw) January 10, 2017
No surprise 4 hawks are on the all star team..... toews did nothing this season and of course, he's an all star!— (@pengwins_) January 10, 2017
QUOTE THIS TWEET WITH PLAYERS FROM YOUR TEAM THAT HAVE MORE POINTS THAN JONATHAN TOEWS— Sarah Connors (@sarah_connors) January 10, 2017
Wayne Gretzky called Toews a Hall of Famer two weeks ago. Life comes at you fast.