• Hoping that August will bring good health, safety, and prosperity to you. Keep improving!

  • “If You Want Someone To Trust..Trust Yourself” Bob Dylan

  • I’m not a medical pro, On whose advice you should heed, So please beware that, What works for me, May not be what you need (aka Waiver of Liability)

  • Copyright Information: All information on this blog site is copyrighted and protected. Any unauthorized duplication is illegal and will be dealt with appropriately.

  • Hire Me!

    If you've been impressed with my writing on this blog, and are in need of a writer to advance you to the next stage...kindly click on the "Hire Me and Contact Me" page above for more information. Thanks! MarieB
  • Stipulations

    This site does not contain advertising nor accept any paid advertising. This site has no funding sources and is not searching for any. There are no paid link exchanges on this site. The links I list are my personal favorites, with no monetary involvement. All the information about my total knee replacement surgery is written by me is via my personal experience. I am not receiving compensation from any organization for anything I write on this blog.
  • Confidentiality of data

    Your personal data is held in strict confidence. No email addresses will be shared. I value your privacy. Any comments you make on this site will be available for all readers to see. Once you post a comment on this site, it cannot be modified or erased by you.
  • Categories

  • Recent Comments

    CarlosTed on A TKR Forum worth checking…
    Marie B on One Year Post TKR Update
    Cynthia Brooks on One Year Post TKR Update
    Sadie Lipsey on 7 Ways to Speed Up Your Knee R…
    Nancy on Does Your Total Knee Replaceme…
  • January 2009
    S M T W T F S
    « Dec   Feb »
  • My Tweets

  • BLOGROLL – Pardon..In Progress

  • Writing Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory
  • Bloglisting.net - The internets fastest growing blog directory
  • Ebook sites I’m listed with…

    Where authors and readers come together!
  • Advertisements

2009 NHL All Star Game & Festivities

In previous blog posts I stated that there was no way that I was going to be interested in this year’s NHL All Star Game and surrounding festivities. That was true until I found out that the Skills Competition was going to be televised. Usually, this part of the All Star weekend is very entertaining. It’s just fun to watch.

The best part about this year’s Skills Competition? Alex Ovechkin. When he went over to the boards and had Malkin help him get ready, the announcer said….”Oh, he’s got props.” Then, Malkin put a straw hat with Canadian flag and a huge pair of sunglasses onto Ovechkin. It was hilarious. Just watching him skate towards the goal decked out like that was worth it.

And, it was wonderful to see a variety of players smiling. I had never seen Henrik Lundqvist smile before.

The NHL Red Carpet Event was also fun to watch. The NHL does a great job with this, in my opinion. It’s just fun to see how much the fans love getting autographs and the players interact with them. I get such a kick out of seeing professional hockey players walking on a red carpet as compared to hoity toity screen personalities.

After watching the delightfully entertaining Skills Competition and Red Carpet Event..I decided to watch the NHL All Star Game the next day. 🙂

First of all, it was refreshing to see that different players (other than the goalies) were being mic’d. When it was the players shift time, “gotta go play” was what they said as they hopped over the boards. Boom, boom. Nice job. 🙂

The first couple periods were high scoring and really not that exciting. Then came the third period. Suddenly, with a short time left, the competitive personalities seemed to have come out. And when the game went into overtime….wow. It was great. I, personally, have never seen that happen during an All Star Game. The game was still tied at the end of overtime. SHOOT-OUT!!! Woohoo!!!

All in all, it was a refreshing contrast to the 2008 NHL All Star Game.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: