Saturday, 24 January 2009

Highlight Reel Moments

The NHL All-Star Game has produced a number of memorable moments. Since there is almost no defence played, the offensive stars get a chance to shine and be creative. And since this game is supposed to be for the fans, who doesn't love a little swagger when scoring a goal? Today's entry is a video blog of some of the best highlights I can find from NHL All-Star Games. Kick back, grab a beverage, and enjoy the show!

Chicago singer Wayne Messmer is drowned out by the fans in Chicago Stadium. Well done, Chicago!

I love when the players are mic'd up at the NHL All-Star Game. Kids, don't be like Rick DiPietro and swear on national television, please.

I love this introduction. This was the ABC Network's lead-in for the 50th NHL All-Star Game in Toronto in 2000. It deserved an Emmy.

I'm sorry, but Lemieux's performance at the 1990 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh was pretty spectacular. That third goal? Unreal.

Owen Nolan at home in the Shark Tank in 1997 on Dominik Hasek. Calling your shot on the best goalie in the game?

Old-tyme hockey? We have that too. Imagine a line of Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Jean Beliveau. Terry Sawchuk faced that in 1964.

Western Conference goalie Evgeni Nabokov stones fellow Russian Ilya Kovalchuk not once, but twice in Atlanta.

Some solid highlights there. Remember, the NHL Skills Competition and YoungStars Game goes tonight at 7pm ET. Huddle down around the video box, and watch the stars come out to shine. Montreal is ready to rock and roll!

Until tomorrow, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Chicago singer Wayne Messmer is drowned out by the fans in Chicago Stadium. Well done, Chicago!"

Thank you, sir. I was at that game and it was a pretty amazing thing to be a part of. I remember being a bit concerned that the anthem would pale in comparison to a Hawks game because there would be a lot of casual fans and out-of-towners there. But it totally blew me away.

By the way, earlier today, a kid working the counter at the ice arena where my son plays hockey was wearing a old Jets toque (original "peace symbol" logo, not the plane flying out the top of the J).