This is a friendly reminder that the All-Star game is this weekend. For those of you reading this from the United States you'll be able to see all of the festivities on Versus.
Saturday, January 26, at 7 p.m. ET, they'll be airing the the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills competition as the All-Stars show off their skating, puck-handling and shooting skills. This includes that trick penalty shot competition which should involve everyone trying to do the lacrosse shot and hopefully at least one person succeeding. It has the potential to be the greatest event or a huge trainwreck and either one is a good reason to watch. The NHL YoungStars game will be part of the SuperSkills competition as well. It will feature no Leafs this year but next year you can catch Steve Stamkos lighting the lamp.
The main event goes Sunday, January 27, at 6 p.m. ET when the best of the Eastern and Western Conferences clash for the 56th annual NHL All-Star game at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Well that's the theory anyway but Mats isn't there so it's one all-star short but it'll still have all of the lesser all-stars.
In Canada, you can watch the festivities on our national, government funded, broadcaster CBC because that's what our country is all about: skilled hockey with no hitting. Just kidding, that's the Leafs. Minus the skills.