Canucks-centric highlights of the 2012 NHL All-Star Game

The 2012 NHL All-Star Game might have been a letdown if you were expecting playoff intensity, but for everyone who went in expecting a fun game of shinny featuring some incredibly talented hockey players, the game completely lived up to expectations.

For Canucks fans, there were a number of highlights, with Daniel and Henrik Sedin playing a major role up front, while Alex Edler was second in icetime for Team Alfredsson and third overall in the game.

Henrik tied Daniel Alfredsson’s team-high with 3 points, while Daniel (Sedin, that is) had two points of his own. And, while Edler was held off the scoresheet, he did tie Scott Hartnell and Shea Weber with a team-high plus-2 rating in a game Team Alfredsson lost by 3 goals.

Check out the highlights after the jump.

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The Vancouver Wellwoods need a sponsor; it should probably be you

For the uninitiated, the Vancouver Wellwoods are PITB’s official women’s road hockey team (what, your blog doesn’t have one?). We’ve been boosting them since last January, when we discovered that we share a mutual affinity for Kyle Wellwood, as well as a mutual disdain for training.

They blogged for us from last year’s Redwood Cup (where they finished as the runners-up), they’ve entertained us with videos, we played a street hockey game as last year’s Five Hole For Food event in Vancouver, and they’ve even gifted us a couple of those baby blue t-shirts with the inverted McDonald’s logo and the tiny heart.

They are our pals. And now they need new jerseys.

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Video: Joey the Junior Reporter talks to the Sedins (and others who we totally don’t care about)

Along with the 54 all-stars and rookies in Ottawa this weekend, a whole host of members of the media descended on the nation’s capital to cover the festivities. One of them, however, is significantly more adorable than the rest. As cute as Bob McKenzie is, that reporter was undoubtedly Joey the Junior Reporter.

In case you’re not familiar with the Chicago whiz kid, he got his start at the age of 5, asking the Blackhawks the truly tough questions, like “Who’s da biggest turkey on da team?” and “How much money didja get from da toof fairy?” of Duncan Keith.

Most impressively, the 5-year-old had been a Blackhawks fan for 6 years at the time.

Now, with over a year of experience under his belt, Joey has taken his act on the road and briefly chatted with the Sedin twins during the All-Star media day. Check it out.

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