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Countdown at 10

January 15, 2009 by nick

In just 10 days time, the 2009 NHL All Star Game will be held in Montreal, Canada--celebrating the 100th season of the Montreal Canadians within the NHL. Perhaps then, it is more fitting to label it as "Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey." Whatever you wish to call it, however, it won't change the electric atmosphere that always surrounds it. Traditionally, the all star game is anything but a defensive showing. In the past 10 years for example (excluding of course the 2005 and 2006 games, cancelled due to the lockout and Winter Olympics respectively), the total points scored between East and West has been 156 goals. Keep in mind that the rules of widened nets and smaller goalie pads have only been enforced in the past two years. So with the 2009 starting squads already selected by NHL fans, the talent available should be able to produce at least 10 goals between the two rosters. The West--a split between Hawks and Ducks players-- will take on the East--a predominantly Montreal Canadians-led group. Prowess like this spells a long 60 minutes for the opposing goalies. You, however, can take delight in all the scoring action if you capitalize on our NHL All Star game tickets.

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