| Brian Rolston and Bill Guerin celebrate one of Rolston’s two goals on Wednesday night. |
Apparently, those responsible for choosing the Most Valuable Player from Wednesday night’s All-Star Game were the same folks who inexplicably left Minnesota Wild left wing Brian Rolston out of the Hardest Shot competition the night before. While it’s certainly not the end of the world, it is rather annoying for a passionate Minnesota fan base that has adopted Rolston, the epitome of a class athlete.
Despite scoring two goals and two assists for the victorious Western Conference, Rolston was passed over for the MVP award in favor of Buffalo’s Daniel Briere, who scored a goal and four assists in a losing effort for the Eastern Conference. The final score: West 12, East 9.
Despite missing out on a Dodge Nitro, Rolston did show the hockey world what he has been bringing to the table for the Minnesota Wild in the past two seasons, working with Phoenix’s Yanic Perreault and St. Louis’ Bill Guerin for the most part. Rolston even unloaded his rocket, which snuck through New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur for his second goal of the second period.
For a complete box score of the game, click here.