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Lidstrom reveals one ASG strategy: Pick Ward

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08:42 AM ET 01.25 | Nicklas Lidstrom isn't naming names, though he did say he, Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis want to have fun selecting their All-Star team. Lidstrom did offer one bit of strategy. He said it might not be a bad idea to select Carolina goalie Cam Ward before Carolina's Eric Staal, the opposite captain, gets the opportunity. The game is in Raleigh, N.C. "I know [Staal] wants Cam on his team, being in front of the home crowd and everything," Lidstrom said. "So might be a good strategy to take him and maybe take the crowd out of it and get the crowd on our side a little bit."

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January 25, 2011  09:39 AM ET

ASG strategy- watch skills comp-skip the game and tackle that effing to do list on the fridge

January 25, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Where is my thread about the Cup bound juggernault known as the Mighty Flames!!!!!

January 25, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

ASG strategy- watch skills comp-skip the game and tackle that effing to do list on the fridge

A worthy plan HC. I'm heading out to see the new **** moive, "Gnomeo and Juliet." I think he's the one in the Borat thong. (Enjoy that image all day boys.)

January 25, 2011  09:46 AM ET

"... he did say he, Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis want to have fun selecting their All-Star team."

Want to have fun with it? Use the "pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey method." And, make sure you use live donkeys.

January 25, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Where is my thread about the Cup bound juggernault known as the Mighty Flames!!!!!

Please refer to today's Devil's thread. :-) (And TGO says **** Tanguay!)

January 25, 2011  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Where is my thread about the Cup bound juggernault known as the Mighty Flames!!!!!

It flickered out in the T&R war room.

January 25, 2011  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Where is my thread about the Cup bound juggernault known as the Mighty Flames!!!!!

They kicked some Pred butt, no easy feat.

January 25, 2011  10:56 AM ET

If they end up with first pick they'll take Stamkos.

January 25, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They kicked some Pred butt, no easy feat.

Cannots,Stars,and Preds all burnt up by the Great Flames in last 3 games- is that Lord Stanley i hear whispering in Calgary ???

January 25, 2011  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Please refer to today's Devil's thread. :-) (And TGO says **** Tanguay!)

LOL- I can see where she would-the guy is playin some Hockey this year.

January 25, 2011  01:54 PM ET

We should have a pool to guess who'll get picked last.

January 25, 2011  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

We should have a pool to guess who'll get picked last.

Phil Kessel. Even in a meaningless game, these guys won't want a guy with no heart on their squad.

January 25, 2011  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

We should have a pool to guess who'll get picked last.

Ovie or a rookie

January 25, 2011  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

- is that Lord Stanley i hear whispering in Calgary ???

yes, but they might not like what he has to say ...

January 25, 2011  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Phil Kessel. Even in a meaningless game, these guys won't want a guy with no heart on their squad.

agree with that one ..

January 25, 2011  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Phil Kessel. Even in a meaningless game, these guys won't want a guy with no heart on their squad.

If this was a real game or even shinny I'd agree with you OC but I've thought about it and Kessel's absolutely perfect for the ASG. He'll be the only one there that's used to no contact and stick checking only. Maybe he'll even wear his full face shield from the US Women's team where he obviously honed his skills.

January 25, 2011  03:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

If this was a real game or even shinny I'd agree with you OC but I've thought about it and Kessel's absolutely perfect for the ASG. He'll be the only one there that's used to no contact and stick checking only. Maybe he'll even wear his full face shield from the US Women's team where he obviously honed his skills.

Good point...and, like Gaborik, he's a pro at scoring his points when the game doesn't matter anymore...

January 25, 2011  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Phil Kessel. Even in a meaningless game, these guys won't want a guy with no heart on their squad.

Canuck makes a good argument against Kessel going last. Hank would pick one the Sedins last we know. I'll go with Elias. None of the captains and assistants like him.

January 25, 2011  04:16 PM ET

Bettman probably tells them who to pick. This along with the outdoor games are a total gimmick. Just play the games and put more of them on TV.

 
January 25, 2011  07:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

yes, but they might not like what he has to say ...

Hey Now ! None of that !

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