Sabtu, 29 Januari 2011

SuperSkills aka Matt Duchene Is A Nerd

And that's why we love him.

He was mic'd up for some of the game and we heard this gem...

That's how you know he's our son. This article was sent to us from Jackie and it talks about how he's underage and drinking and how Matt set it straight on Twitter.

We like all the love that happened between all of these All Stars, especially Nick Lidstrom saying that he wanted to play with Shea Weber instead of being against him. Now, that's a Mancrush.

The introductions were pretty cool with the mist and the names, numbers and logos projected on it.

The Carolina Hurricanes announcer was really good. He was also funny and had a good sense of humor about the event.

We also like having John Forslund and Scott Oake as the emcees for the event. They are both really good and not awkward and made the event really professional.

First event was Fastest Skater.

Funniest thing was seeing the goaltenders skate against each other. They were like giant puft marshmallows fluffing around the cones.

PS- Tim Thomas wiping out wasn't the funniest part about it, the fact that he got up as he was falling was the best part.

And we weren't surprised about Michael Grabner winning it all. He was always said to be fast and after watching him play against the Penguins, we know that it's true.

And let's just say that Mike Green would not be a choice for us in the Fastest Skater, maybe in the Awkwardest Skater competition he would be first choice.

Next up was the Breakaway Challenge

PK Subban put on Jeff Skinner's jersey, inventive and funny. Our main man, Dan Boyle told him to do it. We liked it. He should have won with all the trick shots he did.

We think that Loui Eriksson missed the memo and actually scored a goal. It's not necessary, sir.

Marc-Andre Fleury stole the show by being his ridiculous self by stacking the pads early, doing jumping jacks and twirls in the net. Why not have fun even when you're the goaltender? He's got the right idea.

The lack of effort from Carey Price was hilarious. He just did not give a shit at all, at all. It was awesome to see him play like he normally does.

Accuracy Shooting was the next event

Things were a little different this year with both teams going at the same time and the chances being timed.

This caused some problems, especially for Captain Serious.

Jonny Toews may not know how to have fun, like he may know what it is to have fun but he doesn't know how to do it. It's kind of sad, really.

He started late, got pissed off when Patrick Sharp beat him then demanded a do-over. And he won the do-over, go figure.

We thought he was going to prison shank Patty at center ice. He would have if this wasn't on television.

The Skills Challenge Relay was next

Yawn...we like the stick-handling but other than that it's kind of boring.

It was funny when Kris Letang creeped in on Carey Price's interview and Carey was like "WTF bitch, seriously?" but neither Letang or the blonde interviewer noticed.

Watching Marc Staal stickhandle was painful. Painful. We now know why he was forced into defense.

We think of this event as more of an event where everyone can participate so that no one feels left out even if they have no real talents.

Our favorite event, Hardest Shot

It's funny how seeing that a 93.8 mph shot is not hard in the NHL but if you got hit with a 93.8 mph you would probably die. Die.

And having the rookies participate was just plain mean. The highest they got was about 94 mph. That number might be a combined number too, they could have shot it together.

Of course the event came down to Shea Weber and Zdeno Chara.

Weber opened up with a 104.6 and we had hope.

Chara had a 104.1 and we still had hope.

Second shot was a 104.8 for Weber and Chara had a 103.7

We thought Weber had it in the bag, in the bag.

They had to face each other in the final round and we were bouncing with nervous energy. He could do it.

But Weber failed us and Chara broke his own record. Bastard. Still, that's pretty awesome for both of them.

And we think that Nick Lidstrom has a huge crush on him. It's not a bad thing, we think it's kind of cute.

And the icing on the cake for the Superskills Competition is the Elimination Shootout

Here's the full video of the event

Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a gorgeous move. At least he tried something.

Fleury stopped Kris Letang's attempt and you could actually hear him beaking. He only let like two players score which isn't too bad at all.

And Daniel Briere has sick hands. It's amazing the moves he has.

Martin St. Louis has the best shootout moves out of anyone and we love how he is the only player that does it.

This event was where the rookies shone and their skills were apparent in the moves that they pulled. Erik Karlsson and Logan Couture had the best moves.

Corey Perry pulled off the win and we were shocked. Still, he had the most diverse moves out of anyone and used those to his advantage.

Overall, we had a blasty-blast watching the Superskills Competition. It was fun seeing the players really compete against each other and the talents of players in an All Star Game atmosphere that we normally do not see.

What did you think?

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