Rumors of an NHL season continued to gain steam as last night was apparently the All-Star SuperSkills competition. Unfortunately, the event continued with the season-long trend of not being aired on television due to fan-interactive games that some thought might be damaging to a league image none of us knew even existed.
Family-fun themes such as the "name at least three players on the ice and we'll pay you to stay" game, "admit that Columbus actually has a team and win a pair of Freezy Freakies" contest, and the "pretend you're having fun or get violently drilled wth pucks" game went off to mixed reaction among the Dallas crowd of 106.
Other interesting highlights:
The East won the YoungStars game, which was wisely changed from its original name, the YoungStars Only in Former Soviet Nations competition...
Fastest skater . . . 1) Dan Jansen 2) Brian Boitano 3) Apollo Ohno 4) Pat LaFontaine
Fastest shot . . . 1) Ted Nugent 2) Chris Bosh 3) Mario (above, center ice) 4) Jack Donovan, bartender at Dallas watering hole Trinity Hall Irish Pub