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'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie