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Who will win the 2007 NHL ASG?

  • The West will win

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • The East will win

    Votes: 8 61.5%
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Woo! Go East! :D
 

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New players, new uniforms at NHL All-Star game
By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer
January 23, 2007

DALLAS (AP) -- Welcome to the new-look NHL, with plenty of fresh faces and new sleeker uniforms.

So much will be different Wednesday night when the NHL holds its first All-Star game since 2004.

First, there will be 20 first-time All-Stars led by Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

"There are so many faces, new guys. It's fun. It's a fast league, a fun league. With the new rules, it's been great for the game," said Tampa Bay forward Vincent Lecavalier, one of 11 others making only his second All-Star appearance. "It's different hockey, but it's a lot more interesting and fun to watch."

The rules have changed in post-lockout hockey to increase scoring -- and goals were already easy to come by in All-Star games. Shootouts are now used to eliminate regular-season ties, and will even be part of the SuperSkills event Tuesday night instead of a breakaway team relay.

And the players will even look different on the ice, debuting new uniform systems that the NHL and Reebok have been testing and designing for more than two years. There were nearly 100 different versions before they came up with what the All-Stars will wear Wednesday night -- and all 30 NHL teams will beginning next season.

Players wore the uniforms during their light workout Monday night, and the difference was obvious -- they looked like they were hardly wearing any pads.

In the biggest change to NHL uniforms since the early 1960s, when synthetic fabrics replaced the old wool jerseys, the new streamlined Rbk EDGE Uniform System is designed provide additional range of motion and increase ventilation. The tighter jersey, pants and socks are redesigned with lighter fabrics to keep players drier and cooler.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom likes the new uniforms.

"Especially when I heard that I'm going to be faster," the 15-year veteran and nine-time All-Star said. "That's something I need now that I'm getting older."
New players, new uniforms at NHL All-Star game - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
 

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Huge Game

This allstar game is going to be very exciting with Crosby and Ovechkin in the same game... and possibly on the same line. This should be a wild one-- the game is going to the EAST.

My prediction 6-5 for the East


ps. how does Yanic Perrault and Tomas Kaberle get into such a game?
 

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habs11s said:
This allstar game is going to be very exciting with Crosby and Ovechkin in the same game... and possibly on the same line. This should be a wild one-- the game is going to the EAST.

My prediction 6-5 for the East


ps. how does Yanic Perrault and Tomas Kaberle get into such a game?
Hey, easy on Kabby, he's solid.

Who do you guys think will be the games MVP?

I'm going to say Joe Sakic or Sidney Crosby.
 

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"From the Ottawa Senators Number 44 Patrick Evans..... make that Eaves" lol that was funny but not sure how you can mess his name up? He pronounced Wojtek Wolski's right lol
 

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The East does have an amazing team this year as well. But, I say the West wins it.

West-10
East-7

I think it should be high scoring, but you never know.
 

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Just a reminder that tonight's ASG starts at 8:00 pm est and will be aired on VS and CBC.

See you here tonight, also don't forget to lay some money down on vbookie to support your side! If any new members would like to bet but don't have any points, please let me know.
 

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datsyukdangler1 said:
Crosby or Sakic would be my guess also.
They both really stand out to me. Sakic was the last ASG MVP so it'd be cool for him to win it again and as one of the oldest guys playing, they might be parcial to giving it to him over a young gun that will be in the league for years to come.

However, the NHL does seem to be all about their new stars (and rightfully so, it's a talented crop).
 

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shookem said:
Anyone care to guess the games MVP?

My guesses where Joe Sakic or Sidney Crosby.
I would have to say Sidney walks away with it, for the simple fact that he has become the NHL's player for everything of late.
 

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Was it just me or did O'Canada drag on a little to long? And a opera type singer isn't a good choice in my opinion.

Anyways Lets go East!!!
 
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