Night one of the NHL All-Star Game festivities was most definitely Penguin-laden.
The NHL Young Stars started the night off in, sorry to say, boring style.
Nice to see Phil Kessel keep rebounding from his testicular cancer treatments with his hat trick.
But boy, I kinda feel sorry for Geno Malkin.
Everyone knows, Geno speaks very little English, so when the coaches told him to stand at the blue line and wait for the pass, well, that's sure enough what the hell he did.
Of course, the Canadian idiots in the press gave him a hard time, as if that was HIS intention. Grow the hell up, and get off of your Canadian high horse.
Staal and Whitney looked pretty good as well.
But overall, the game was really too slow for the majority of the game. It's just that all of these guys don't want to be like Iverson and be a super gunner during these games. But what that does is slow the game down way too much, with too many passes.
Then the big boys came out, and I guess there were some more decent moments.
Ovechkin being the slowest skater on the ice, when everyone said he would dominate, got a good chuckle out of me.
But when I saw Sid come out for the shootout, I was thinking that some demented Leafs fan in the NHL front office must've selected him.
But like Sid just seems to do everytime we think he can't do it, he was the star of the show again, smoking Luongo on 2 out of 3 shots during the final shootout phase. He also beat Kiprusoff on his 1st shot during the initial shootout round.
If we know Sid by now, I think it's going to be a good bet that he's gonna work like a dog to improve on the shootouts for the rest of the year. I'm not worried about him at all.
Gonna be fun to watch Sid and Alex on the top line tonight. Danny Briere is their linemate to start with, but I heard on XM Home Ice 204 that one of the other linemates they'd have sometime during the game is Brendan Shanahan.