The NHL's brightest stars (and a few scrubs that were voted in by Québécois robots) will gather in Montreal this weekend for the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend. Between the skills competition, sponsor events, press conferences, and trips to full-contact strip clubs, the NHL's All-Stars will find time to play a game of pond hockey on a network that most cable subscribers don't even know they have.
I thought it would be fun to make a few predictions for this weekend. Let's start with the Honda/NHL SuperSkills Competition.
Honda/NHL SuperSkills Competition
Versus will choose not to put a mic on an often injured, foul-mouthed goalie this year.
Cisco NHL Hardest Shot: Zdeno Chara
Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater: Jeff Carter
McDonalds Accuracy Shooting: Tomas Kaberle
Scotiabank Fan Fav Breakaway Challenge: Alex Ovechkin
Upper Deck NHL YoungStars Game: Rookies win the game & Steven Stamkos takes advantage of all the open ice and earns the MVP (if there is an MVP)
2009 NHL All-Star Game
This game will feature 17 goals and less body contact than a date with one of the Duggar girls.
Winner: Does anyone really care?
Sidney Crosby (the NHL needs its golden boy) Ilya Kovalchuk
Stanley Cup of Chowder All-Star Weekend Challenge
Post your predictions for the following in the comment section:
- Hardest Shot (1 point)
- Fastest Skater (1 point)
- Accuracy Shooting (1 point)
- Breakaway Challenge (1 point)
- YoungStars Winning Team (1 point)
- YoungStars MVP (2 points)*
- Number of goals scored in All-Star Game (3 points)
- All-Star Game MVP (3 points)
*Not sure if an MVP will be awarded this year. Some years they have named an MVP and others they haven't.
The winner gets the distinct honor of having their name appear in a post!