Weekend of stars in Montreal.
The activities surrounding the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal are on their way as we present the ever popular skill contest tonight.
The skill contest consist in a series of individual competitions between the best players of the National Hockey League. The player with the hardest shot, the more precise shot, the fastest skater, the relay, the penalty shots and a few other competitions are scheduled at the Bell centre tonight.
The NHL All-Star game skill contest is now almost as popular as the All-Star game itself among hockey fans. This is where you see the full potential of those great hockey players from around the globe.
Then tomorrow, the players from the NHL Eastern conference will play against the players of the Western conference. For the host team, four players are on the starting lineup. Alex Kovalev, Andrei Markov, Mike Komisarek and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens will be on the ice for the opening face-off. Alex Kovalev is the team captain of the Eastern conference.
Yesterday, Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning was abundly questionned about his possible move to the Montreal Canadiens. The rumor of his eventual trade to the Montreal Canadiens has been intensified a lot those last few weeks and the press tried to grill Lecavalier on this subject. Tampa's franchise player skillfully avoided the traps in front of the crowded members of the press.
Tonight's skill contest should be spectacular and every hockey fan should tune in tonight and tomorrow for the game itself.
(Picture: Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian Press.)