Alex Ovechkin was exciting to watch in the slam dunk shootout competition, attempting a baseball-like move.
All-Star Skills Competition: East 9, West 6 (story)
News and Views…
Anaheim: The chances of Teemu Selanne returning are ‘very good’ and he will talks with GM Brian Burke next week according to the Los Angeles Times. (more...)
Atlanta: Having the All-Star Game in Atlanta will help create buzz for a game that has a tough time drawing attention, writes Steve Hummer of the Atlanta Journal-Constituion. (more...)
Minnesota: With his unrestricted free agency on the horizon, Marion Gaborik ponders what he will do, writes John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more...)
New York Islanders: Greg Logan of newsday.com writes about the Islanders’ unsung hero: Richard Park. (more...)
Pittsburgh: Claimed Kris Beech off waivers from Washington.
St. Louis: The struggling Blues really needed the All-Star break, writes Norm Sanders in the Belleville News-Democrat. (more...)
Toronto: The Toronto Star’s Kevin McGran talks about Tomas Kaberle’s unexpected success in the accuracy competition. (more...)
What’s on tap…
56th NHL All-Star Game, 6:00 p.m.
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