How were the skaters for the various skills competition choseon (ie. is there a reason Thornton, Marleau and Boyle aren't in them)?
Marleau was likely scratched because he was a late addition to the team, joining after the skills participants were chosen. As for Boyle and Thornton, I suppose those in charge felt neither were a top-5 talent in the events offered. Or maybe they're just dicks.
Neat to hear that Chara put down $1000 and his opponents in the hardest shot matched that sum each; and then each participants' NHL team matched it; and the NHL matched it. So all told, $18,000 will be donated to a charity of the winner's choice.
Nem - Crosby could have been the 6th participant in the Fan Challenge Breakaway.
Nice to see Setoguchi interviewed on the red carpet. IMHO he presented himself well, full of confidence, comfortable in front of the camera/being interviewed (guess Kate is good for something ).