Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blog on Location Day 2 - NHL Skills Competition

After we watched all the players go in during the red carpet presentation, we made our way into the RBC Center for the Skills Competition. In my opinion, the skills competition is one thing that NHL may have on other sports. I wish baseball would do something similar for their all star game along with the home run derby. Maybe they'll catch on one day.
Here is our group, all ready to get inside. Top Row - My wife Mallory, Amanda, Danny, Adam, Opie, some random girl. Bottom Row - Babe-O-Licious, Me.
Here is Team Staal before the start of the skills competition. My favorite part of the show was the Breakaway Challenge, where the players had to skate to the goal and attempt some kind of trick shot. Alex Ovechkin won this competition for the 3rd time in a row.
Finally, after everything was done, Team Stall beat Team Lidstrom hands down by some astronomical margin that I have already forgotten.
We had a really good time tonight; we won't be able to catch the actual All Star game due to financial constraints, but I'm glad we were able to do everything else. I think Raleigh was a great place to hold the All Star game, and I believe it was a much better time here than in Atlanta in 2008. I hope the NHL will bring the game back here in the not too distant future. I have had a great weekend, I hope you all enjoyed reading.


deal said...

great set of posts. I find these fan event to be pretty interesting.

I dropped in on some of the televised activities. The NHL appears to be doing a good job w/ the events surrounding the AS game.

And it is cool that you have a cool crew to enjoy it with.

dgreen1899 said...

Very jealous! I hope you had a great time. We watched last night, my 6 yr old son couldn't hold on til the end he fell asleep just after the shootout at the end.

Yankeejetsfan said...

Nice! I'm sure you got a good view of Thomas falling down during the goalie race (not sure why they decided to make the goalies race). Looks like a lot of fun. I hope the Devils get the game soon, as they were promised it when the new arena went up.

Btw, I'm new to your blog and enjoy what I've read so far.