Devils captain Zach Parise feels someone from the team should be playing in the Jan. 29 All-Star Game in Ottawa.

While he acknowledged that it is good rookies Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson were chosen to take part in the SuperSkills competition on Jan. 28, it seemed like a snub from the league not to pick any players for the actual game.

"Yea. I was kind of surprised, actually, that there was no one," Parise said today. "We've got a few guys I thought who were definitely worthy of it. I guess they (the NHL) thought differently.

"I think we're doing pretty well (as a team). I don't know what position we are in the Eastern Conference, but I thought at least we had a couple guys worthy of getting invited. It's good for both Adams that they're going to be there. At least we have some type of representation. And both those guys deserve to be there for the rookies."

Coach Pete DeBoer spoke of the snub diplomatically.

"To be honest, I'm not even sure how that process works between the fan voting and who picks after. I haven't paid a lot of attention to that," he said. "I like our guys. If you ask me if Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk, Patrik Elias are some of the best players in the league? Absolutely. So I think that probably answers your question."

Parise, Patrik Elias, Ilya Kovalchuk and Martin Brodeur all said they were not asked by the league to go and did not turn down any invitation.