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Ten Things I Learned From The 2012 NHL All-Star Game

Sarah Sotoodeh |
January 30, 2012 | 11:15 p.m. PST

Associate Sports Editor


It's a bird...it's a plane...nope, it's Patrick Kane (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
It's a bird...it's a plane...nope, it's Patrick Kane (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
1. Tebowing is an International Phenomenon.

 Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price tebowed during John Tavares’ second attempt in the Breakaway Challenge. 

2. They’ve Got Great Flow.

Steven Stamkos has great hair. His long, flowy locks stole the show. Close runner ups: Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang and Dallas Stars Jamie Benn.

3. Zdeno Chara Scares Me.

6-foot-9 and 255 pounds with a 108.8 mph slap shot. 'Nuff said.

4. Patrick Kane is Superman/Clark Kent and He Can Make Pucks Disintegrate.

Not only did Kane wear a cape and glasses during his second attempt in the Breakaway Challenge, he also used a puck in his last try that broke into several pieces after his slap shot.

5. Logan Couture is a Good Sport.

Although he was the last man standing in the All-Star Fantasy Draft, he didn’t let it bother him. And he got a free car.

6. Drake Plus Hockey = Perfection.

Move over, Madonna. Drizzy Drake should perform at the Super Bowl.

7. Ottawa fans really don’t like the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Cue the booing.

As an American, I find this amusing.

8. Hockey players have personalities.

A couple of the players were mic’d up while the game was in progress, providing colorful commentary. Case in point, Carey Price on what it’s like being a goalie in the high-scoring All-Star game: “I feel like a lamb getting led out to slaughter.” 

9. Jamie Benn is Tough.

He had an emergency appendectomy only two weeks before the All-Star game and still participated. That’s dedication.

10. Fun, Fun, Fun.

As Rebecca Black once memorably sang, the 2012 All-Star Weekend was really fun.


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