Usually the Skills Competition is the most entertaining part of all star weekend, assuming that the game is just goal after goal with little to no defense to be found. This years competition was pretty entertaining. Also everything was sponsored.
Make the jump for our breakdown of the action...
Player intros took forever, but were cool with the exception of Patrick Sharp's.
Bridgestone Fastest Skater.
Fastest Skater Backwards:
Keith vs. Letang
Keith- 16.slower time than Letang
Fastest Skater Forwards:
Grabner vs. Hall
Fastest Skater Goalies:
Thomas vs. Ward
Thomas - 19.0
Ward - 18.895
Kesler vs. St. Louis
St. Louis- 14.763
Stamkos vs. Green
Duchene vs. M. Staal
Staal- Time came up as like 9 seconds. No way. Loser.
Grabner vs. Hall
Grabner won the overall comp, good for him making the Islanders look legit
Blackberry Breakaway Challenge:
Not many notable shots this year in my opinion.
Perry had a nice lacrosse-esque shot.
Ovechkin was flashy as always.
Fleury is the most entertaining goalie ever.
Price is not. What a dick.
Standings in my Heart
McDonald's Accuracy Shooting
Shooting was pretty entertaining this year I thought.
Sharp went 4 for 4 but Toews called false start.
Then Daniel Sedin decided he wanted the competition
so he wrecked every target in the tricounty area in like 3 shots.
Sedin Wins 8-9
Gatorade Skills Challenge Relay.
(One-timers to accuracy passing to weaving to puck handling to more accuracy shooting)
If it sounds like a mess, that's because it was a little bit of a mess. It was still entertaining and awesome to watch, but there were moments of concern.
Everyone messed up puck handling.
Staal- One-Timers- Sedin, Staal, Chara
Accuracy Passing- Boyle
Puck Handling- Stastny
Accuracy Shooting- Perry
Total Time - 2:18
Lidstrom- One-Timers- Lidstrom, Richards, Eriksson
Accuracy Passing- H. Sedin
Weaving- St. Louis
Puck Handling- Duchene
Accuracy Shooting- Toews
Total Time- 2:09
Staal- One Timers- Letang, Green, Giroux
Accuracy Passing- Mcbain
Puck Handling- M. Staal
Accuracy Shooting- Skinner
Total Time- 2:34
Lidstrom- One Timer- Weber, Byfuglien, Kessel
Accuracy Passing- Kane
Puck Handling- Shattenkirk
Accuracy Shooting- Briere
Total Time- 2:33
XM Hardest Shot
Always an awesome competition and this year was no disappointment.
New World Record by Chara. What an animal.
Discover Elimination Shootout
First Round Goals:
Second Round Goals:
Third Round Goals:
Winner- Corey Perry
Runner Up- Marin St. Louis
This comp was pretty cool. Ward was really disappointing in my opinion. Perry is such a sniper.
Team Lidstrom- 22
Team Staal- 33