With many great events preceding the All-Star Game, I really have a predicament. Do I go to Fan Fair and attempt to win the amateur skills title? Or do I enjoy my third dose of Carolina BBQ at NHL pregame celebration. I'm going to go with the latter. With this being my last day in the great state of North Carolina, I need to make the most of my time with the authentic BBQ.
And tonight is the big game we've all been waiting for. Yesterday I predicted team Staal by a score of 6-4 and I'm sticking with my prediction. The offensive firepower on team Staal will simply overwhelm team Lidstrom.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic