2012 All-Star Game Preview:
It's hard to believe, but the NHL season is already halfway over and teams will take a rest to watch the top players in the league hit the ice to decide which conference will get bragging rights for the following year. This year's game will be held in Ottawa at the Scotiabank Place, and the venue is expected to be jam-packed with excited NHL fans.
The NHL All Star Game took on a new form during the 2010-11 season where six captains (a goalie, three forwards and two defensemen) were chosen by fans. The captains then picked their teams based on a talent pool decided by the NHL. This is one of the most unique setups in all of sports and adds a special character to the game.
NHL All Star Weekend will kick off on Saturday, January 26th with the Fantasy Draft, which will determine the final order of the rosters. This will be followed by a Skills Competition where top players display skating speed, slapshots, relays and shootouts.
Last year, a team led by captain Niklas Lidstrom beat the team helmed by Eric Staal. This season it’s anyone’s game!
NHL ALL-STAR GAME FACTS:
Official Name: National Hockey League All-Star Game
First Game Season: 1947-1948
First Game Location: Toronto, Canada
Notable MVPs: Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux
Popular Host Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
The National Hockey League All-Star game marks the midway point of the NHL season, and is one of the most anticipated games in the NHL. The starting lineups of the two teams are voted on by NHL fans, and the game usually features many of the leagues star players competing against each other. Since 1996, the coaches for the All-Star teams have been chosen based on those coaches with the highest point percentage in their respective leagues. Don't miss the action on the ice as the best players in the league meet at the NHL All-Star game - get your NHL All-Star Game Tickets today!
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NHL All-Star Game Ticket Information:
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NHL ALL STAR GAME - WOW! My son and I went to the game. It was the greatest NHL experience we have ever been to. The pregame and intermission entertainment, the stars, and the game were great. To have that many stars on the ice at once was amazing in itself, but to watch their talent in action was just an incredible experience. It is one my son and I will remember for a long time! Being a part of this experience was a chance in a lifetime for hockey lovers! February 1, 2011