Around the Rink – January 18th Edition

Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal have been named team Captains for the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend in Raleigh. Both were selected by their fellow NHL All-Stars and will lead the team selection process during the new NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco on Jan. 28.

The NHL All-Star teams will aptly be named, Team Lidstrom and Team Staal, with Lidstrom’s club wearing dark blue jerseys, with royal blue trim, navy blue helmets, gloves, pants and navy blue socks.

“With all the great players participating, it’s a great honor to be selected as Captain for this year’s All-Star Game,” Lidstrom said. “I’m really looking forward to all of the weekend’s events and I’m very excited to be a part of the draft that decides the rosters of the two teams.

Lidstrom is playing in his 19th NHL season, all with Detroit. The six-time Norris Trophy winner was named the Captain of the Red Wings before the 2006-07 season. This marks the 12th All-Star selection for Lidstrom, who currently leads all NHL defensemen with 42 points.

And finally, what happens if not one, but both goalies are injured during the same game?


About Jake Duhaime

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One Response to Around the Rink – January 18th Edition

  1. Justin says:

    Red Wings just signed Nabokov!

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