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#1 edicius

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:05 AM

Just got announced. Of course, Bob McKenzie had to say, "Crosby obviously would have been one of them but chances for ASG participation slim". Yeah, because he's throwing a temper tantrum, that's why.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:08 AM

Who cares about Crosby and the East. It's nice to see Lidstrom named the West captain. Despite it being the all-star game, it is still a tremendous sign of respect towards Lidstrom.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:10 AM

So, who does Lids pick first?
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:13 AM

So, who does Lids pick first?


Zetterberg? :x

in all seriousness though, im so glad Crosby isn't going to play...they can't possibly talk about him then, can they?
Awesome to see Lidstrom get some major props. Now he can complete the honors with a Norris and Stanley Cup

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:42 AM

Good stuff. Nice to recognize Lidstrom as a leader in the league. Staal too for that matter.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:46 AM

Congrats to Lids, but we know this is just gonna be a "coulda shoulda woulda Crosby" media talking point.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

The other players in the league despise Crosby. The past few years someone does a poll of players asking various questions and Crosby always tops the most annoying, the biggest whiner, etc. No way he would've been picked as Captain even if he was healthy.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

Well, I guess I have to watch this thing now, just to see who Lids decides to pick for his team. Now I'm kind of excited for this game.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

crosby mentioned six times already itt

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:53 AM

Being picked to play on Lidstrom's team will be a bigger honor than being at the ASG...

I feel bad for Staal. He has to pick against a genius.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:53 AM

Congrats to Lids, but we know this is just gonna be a "coulda shoulda woulda Crosby" media talking point.


Media talking point? It's being talked about in here as much as anywhere else... where you'd think we'd be discussing how awesome it is that Lids is a captain.

(Not a shot at you, just an observation.)
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:58 AM

Media talking point? It's being talked about in here as much as anywhere else... where you'd think we'd be discussing how awesome it is that Lids is a captain.

(Not a shot at you, just an observation.)

Yes, as the OP mentioned already.

*ETA* I don't mean to say it will detract from Lids' captaincy. The media will use it to detract from Staal's.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:06 AM

I'm excited for the game now, too. Maybe I'll even look into getting a Lids ASG jersey, as it could very well be his last and is a cool honor.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:07 AM

Glad Lidstrom got props, but the ASG is lame. Hope he plays all of 5 minutes in the actual game and gets some rest so he can continue the great year he's having with the Wings.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:44 AM

Lidstrom getting to pick his team may have just grabbed my attention enough to watch this thing. I mean, the selections will be made on the 28th, so I'll for sure watch that. I'm leaning towards watching the skills competition too, but the actual All-Star game... enh.

I guess it really depends on how the teams get picked.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:11 PM

I'm really curious to see who he'll pick first. I wish he was the captain of the Red and White team.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:34 PM

Even if Crosby's participation wasn't in doubt, Lidstrom and Crosby would have been picked. I presume the NHL's thinking is one captain from each conference.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:39 PM

Lidstrom being a captain might make this ASG worth watching! Woot!

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Even if Crosby's participation wasn't in doubt, Lidstrom and Crosby would have been picked. I presume the NHL's thinking is one captain from each conference.


Again, I have to point out that the players picked the captains I think, which means Crosby would not have gotten the captaincy even if he was able to play.

I'm still not excited to watch the game. Lidstrom may pick the team but what does it matter? The game will end up being a close one anyways as they all try to play fair. He doesn't even have to put any thought into who he picks.

And as for the Skills Competition, that can be fun to watch, thank God we're in the age of the internet and I don't have to sit through it all and watch it on TV. Youtube here I come for very short snippets of the important stuff.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

Again, I have to point out that the players picked the captains I think, which means Crosby would not have gotten the captaincy even if he was able to play.

I'm still not excited to watch the game. Lidstrom may pick the team but what does it matter? The game will end up being a close one anyways as they all try to play fair. He doesn't even have to put any thought into who he picks.

And as for the Skills Competition, that can be fun to watch, thank God we're in the age of the internet and I don't have to sit through it all and watch it on TV. Youtube here I come for very short snippets of the important stuff.


Crosby was on the ballot but was not picked regardless.

It is said the players expressed concern about Crosby's health while voting. No word on what else they decided on, but I really don't care.

Lids is a captain and I'm happy.

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