Tuesday, January 23, 2007

2004 Allstar Game Results

The last time there was an All Star Game was in 2004, in Minnesota.
-Daniel Alfredsson scored 2 goals and added an assist.
-Mark Messier and the great Gary Roberts had a goal and an assist each.
-Joe Sakic was named the game's MVP after scoring a hat trick.
-The East won 6-4.
-Pat Quinn coached the East team and Dave 'Hitler' Lewis coached the West.

Skills competition (Which originated in 1990)

Puck Control Relay
Individual winner: Rick Nash
Group winner: Western Conference

Fastest Skater
Individual winner: Scott Niedermayer (time of 13.783 seconds)
Record: Mike Gartner in 1996 (13.386 seconds)
Group winner: Eastern Conference (average time of 13.922 seconds)

Hardest Shot
Individual winner: Sheldon Souray/Adrian Aucoin tied (102.2 mph)
Record: Al Iafrate in 1993 (105.2 mph)
Group winner: Eastern Conference (99.9 mph)
Accuracy Shooting
Individual winner: Jeremy Roenick (4 hits on 4 shots)
Record: 4 for 4 was accomplished by Mark Messier in 1996, and Ray Bourque in 1992 and 1993.
Group winner: Eastern Conference (13 hits on 28 shots)
Group record: North America in 1999 (16 hits in 26 shots)

Pass and Score
Group winner: Western Conference (0 goals allowed)

Breakaway Relay
Individual winner: Roberto Luongo (1 goal against on 6 shots)
Group winner: Eastern Conference (9 goals for)

Overall Skills Competition Winner
Eastern Conference


At January 23, 2007 at 5:36 a.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

I cant remember, but are just "all stars" in the skills competition?

I seem to remember that there were non-all stars at one point in this? Maybe not.

Anyways, I think that for it to be a "real" skills competition that all players should be allowed to compete. Most players who aren't all-stars probably want the time off anyways.

The way it is now it's just a gimmick and doesn't really mean anything. It is fun to watch though.

At January 23, 2007 at 9:57 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Allstars only, Matt. I'm sure though, that some punk could compete against these 'allstars' and whoop them at some of the skills, especially the accuracy shooting for example.
-I'll miss Gaborik's speed at the race around the rink.
-You'd have to think that Jan Bulis, if invited, could hit all 4 targets in 4 shots! :)
-As far as 'all players competing', it would be great if all of the individual team skills competitions (from before the season starts)were documented further and compared throughout the League. Maybe then a showdown could be done with the Final top 5 at the Allstar Game. Ok, that wouldn't work either. We'd have to eliminate fans voting I suppose.

At January 23, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

After the "Vote For Rory" campaign this year, they just might eliminate fans voting.

I just dont want to hear the media saying after the skills competition "so and so has the hardest shot in the league", because it's not true. But I bet thats what they'll be saying.

At January 23, 2007 at 3:27 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Yes, they will!
I think Pierre McGuire was saying that Al MacInnis had the hardest shot ever when he introduced him in Dallas last night but that IS NOT TRUE. Al Iafrate has the hardest shot ever..in the skills competition that is.

At January 23, 2007 at 4:59 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go LUongo! :D


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