1.11.2011

Hey Now, You're an All-Star!


Okay, so I know there are two games that I should be covering (or at least one of them), but for the sake of time constraints, I don't have time to cover the games.  Instead, it's all about the NHL All-Stars today!

Here's how the All-Streak Break is going to breakdown:


January 28: the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft.  I don't know where this will air for you (if it will air at all), but I do know that at 8:00 ET/5:00 PT, TSN will air the draft for all of Canada to watch for their viewing pleasure.  (I think Versus, RDS, ESPN America, NHL Network and the NHL Radio will may air it too, but I'm not too sure.  Check your local listings to be certain.)

January 28th: the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.  The skills competition that get a lot of people talking about the hardest shooter, the fastest skater, and other various skills.  Airing on CBC, Versus, RDS, ESPN America, and NHL Network and Radio at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT
I have a little question about this year's skills competition though: is there going to be a rookie game still?

January 29th: the NHL All-Star Game.  A new system of teams brings people's attention to the game.  Usually with a lot of scoring, if that's what you want, you should check out this game where everyone will be trying things they won't normally do in a game. 
Airing on CBC, Versus, RDS, ESPN America, and the NHL Network and Radio at 4:00 ET/1:00 PT

And here are your all-stars!

Forwards:
#10 Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry
#12 Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla
#12 Carolina Hurricanes Eric Staal

#19 Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (voted in by fans)
#88 Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane
#10 Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp
#9 Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene
#61 Columbus Blue Jackets Rick Nash
#21 Dallas Stars Loui Eriksson
#91 Dallas Stars Brad Richards   
#83 Edmonton Oilers Ales Hemsky
#11 LA Kings Anze Kopitar
#26 New Jersey Devils Patrik Elias
#28 Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux  
#87 Pittsbugh Penguins Sidney Crosby (voted in by fans)
#71 Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin (voted in by fans)
#42 St. Louis Blues David Backes
#26 Tampa Bay Lightning Martin St-Louis
#91 Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos
#81 Toronto Maple Leafs Phil Kessel
#17 Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler
#22 Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin
#33 Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin
#8 Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin

Defencemen:
#33 Atlanta Thrashers Dustin Byfuglien
#39 Atlanta Thrashers Tobias Enstrom
#33 Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara
#2 Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith (voted in by fans)
#5 Detroit Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom
#8 Minnesota Wild Brent Burns 
#6 Nashville Predators Shea Weber
#18 New York Rangers Marc Staal
#65 Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson
#58 Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang (voted in by fans)
#22 San Jose Sharks Dan Boyle
#52 Washington Capitals Mike Green

Goalies:
#1 Anaheim Ducks Jonas Hiller
#30 Boston Bruins Tim Thomas
#30 Carolina Hurricanes Cam Ward
#31 Montreal Canadiens Carey Price
#30 New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist
#29 Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-AndrĂ© Fleury (voted in by fans) 

Rookies:
#4 Anaheim Ducks Cam Fowler
#19 Boston Bruins Tyler Seguin
#63 Buffalo Sabres Tyler Ennis
#53 Carolina Hurricanes Jeff Skinner
#8 Colorado Avalanche Kevin Shattenkirk
#14 Edmonton Oilers Jordan Eberle
#4 Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall
#63 Florida Panthers Evgeny Dadonov
#40 New York Islanders Michael Grabner
#21 New York Rangers Derek Stepan
#23 Phoenix Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson
#39 San Jose Sharks Logan Couture

I know there are names that we want to see there, but some of them aren't there because of injuries, personal requests to the GM, or some other reason I cannot possibly think of just now.  A lot of Red Wings that we'd normally see aren't on the list because of injuries and even though a lot of people think Roberto Luongo deserves to be in Raleigh, he will be missing out to spend time with the family and the newborn baby!

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