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Who would you have start in the NHL Allstar Game?

  1. Johnjfernando profile image61
    Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago

    Who would have as your starting lineup for the NHL AllStar Game?
    Here's mine:

    Zdeno Chara
    Phil Kessel
    Tyler Seguin

    Dion Phaneuf
    Alex Ovechkin

    Tim Thomas
    Ryan Miller



    So, who's in your lineup?

    1. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Kessel, Phaneuf for sure...Lupul too based on the numbers

      If Reimer gets back to form, he should play too...

      1. Johnjfernando profile image61
        Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ah yes. And here I thought I was the only fan of the Maple Leafs. Not too sure about Reimer yet since he started out only last year at the half. Nevertheless, he'd be a great addition, no doubt about that.smile

        1. Greek One profile image80
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          in truth, it should be an all Leaf All Star game

          1. Johnjfernando profile image61
            Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            So true!smile

            1. Greek One profile image80
              Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              after all, the first NHL All star game featured an all Leaf team....



              On December 12, 1933, Toronto's King Clancy tripped Boston's Eddie Shore, and in retaliation, Shore hit the Leafs' Ace Bailey from behind, flipping him over backwards. Bailey hit his head on the ice so hard that a priest in attendance gave him last rites. Bailey lived for almost 60 more years, but his playing career was over. Shore was suspended for 16 games of a 48 game season for the hit.[5]

              As a benefit for Bailey and his family, the NHL held its first ever All-Star game on February 14, 1934. The game was held at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, during which Bailey's #6 uniform was retired by the Leafs. It was the first number to be retired in the NHL. The game saw the Leafs battle against an All-Star team made of players from the other seven teams, which the Leafs won 7–3. One of the more memorable moments before the game was when Bailey presented Shore with his All-Star jersey, showing to the public that Bailey had clearly forgiven him for his actions.

              1. Johnjfernando profile image61
                Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                True sportsmanship and true tradition. Today is all ballonies with cheap shots and head shots. Imagine what those guys went through in the early days of hockey that had no helmets, cushioning and padding. The sad part to this historics event is that the historic Maple Leafs Garden has been changed to a Loblaws here at Toronto. Imagine a place that held so much memories being reduced to a grocery store. sad

 
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