NHL All-Star Game 2011 Live Stream: The 58th National Hockey League All-Star Game will be played this afternoon (4:00 p.m. Eastern) at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, home of the Carolina Hurricanes.
NHL decided to try something new for 2011, so today’s game will not be the usual East versus West matchup or North America against the World. Instead teams were chosen in a fantasy draft with Carolina’s Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings picking their sides. There are so many great players in the NHL, but only 42 were chosen to play in the All-Star Game. The first six were voted in by fans before the other 36 were selected by the league.
Don’t expect anyone to play any defense because this game is for the offensive stars. The game itself is relatively unimportant, but the honor of being named an All-Star is something that a player would always remember.
Who do you think will win, Team Staal or Team Lidstrom?
UPDATE: Team Lidstrom beat Team Staal 11-10 in the NHL All-Star game. Patrick Sharp, who had a goal and two assists for Team Staal, was selected the game’s MVP by the media and fans, who voted via text message.