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Open Gameday Thread: 2012 All-Star Skills Competition

I am not afraid to admit that one of my guilty pleasure reality shows is "Toddlers & Tiaras". I see the All-Star Game's Super Skills Competition as one of those pageants on T&T. It doesn't really do anything for you except show off the beautiful and the not-so-beautiful (hello, goalies in "Fastest Skater") of the National Hockey League. Honestly, it's a little boring unless you have a lot of goofy personalities on the ice. It's the pageant moms that make that show awesome. The NHL needs more pageant moms at these things.

Thanks to SB Nation Hockey, you can see the in-depth descriptions of each event here. I'll just take the easy way out and list the events and participants so you can appropriately plan your tv viewing for this afternoon/evening.

Fastest Skater

Team Alfredsson: Kris Letang (backwards), Jonathan Quick (goalie), Carl Hagelin (rookie), Keith Yandle, and Erik Karlsson

Team Chalupa: Brian Campbell (backwards), Jimmy Howard (goalie), Colin Greening (rookie), Phil Kessel, and Marian Hossa

Breakaway Challenge

Team Alfredsson: Sean Coutourier (rookie), John Tavares, Logan Coutoure, and Brian Elliott (goalie)

Team Chalupa: Ryan Johnson (rookie), Patrick Kane (lover of blondes), Corey Perry (future Canuck? Please.), and Carey Price (goalie)

Accuracy Shooting

Team Alfredsson: Matt Read (rookie), Jason Spezza, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Sedin. Passing to that quartet will be Alexander Edler, Dan Girardi, Claude Giroux and Henrik Sedin

Team Chalupa: Cody Hodgson (rookie), Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn (sans appendix), Marian Hossa. Passing to that quarter will be Phil Kessel, Ryan Suter, Jordan Eberle and Brian Campbell.

Skills Challenge Relay

Team Alfredsson Group 1: Nick Johnson (one-time passer), Shea Weber, Kris Letang and Steven Stamkos (one-time right-handed shooters), Henrik Sedin (passing accuracy), Milan Michalek (puck control), Logan Coutoure (stick-handling), James Neal (target shooter); Group 2: Alexander Edler (one-time passer), Scott Hartnell, John Tavares and Keith Yandle (one-time left-handed shooters), Daniel Sedin (passing accuracy), Craig Smith (puck control), Claude Giroux (stick-handling)

Team Chalupa Group 1: Ryan Suter (one-time passer), Dennis Wideman, Jarome Iginla and Joffrey Lupul (one-time right-handed shooters), Patrick Kane (passing accuracy), Pavel Datsyuk (puck control), Gabriel Landeskog (stick-handling), Marian Gaborik (target shooter); Group 2: Jordan Eberle (one-time passer), Dion Phaneuf, Zdeno Chara and Jamie Benn (one-time left-handed shooters), Kimmo Timonen (passing accuracy), Rapheal Diaz (puck control), Evgeni Malkin (stick-handling)

Hardest Shot

Team Alfredsson: Justin Falk (rookie), Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Shea Weber

Team Chalupa: Luke Adam (rookie), Dennis Wideman, Dion Phaneuf and defending champion Zdeno Chara

Elimination Shootout

Team Alfredsson: Carl Hagelin (rookie), Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jason Spezza, Claude Giroux, Daniel Alfredsson, James Neal, Milan Michalek, Jason Pominville, Kris Letang, Erik Karlsson, Daniel Sedin and goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist, Brian Elliott and Jonathan Quick.

Team Chalupa: Colin Greening (rookie), Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Corey Perry, Tyler Seguin, Marian Gaborik, Patrick Kane, Jarome Iginla, Jamie Benn, Joffrey Lupul, Kimmo Timonen, Ryan Suter and goaltenders Carey Price, Tim Thomas and Jimmy Howard

Hopefully Corey wins Ultimate Grand Supreme.