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How much will Shea Weber beat everyone else by in the Hardest Shot Competition? We'll see soon enough.

Jamie Benn Accuracy Shooting at the 2012 All Star Skills Competition in Ottawa
Jamie Benn Accuracy Shooting at the 2012 All Star Skills Competition in Ottawa
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For my money, today is the best day of All Star Weekend.  The Fantasy Draft can tend to dag on as the host try to pull some personality out of a bunch of guys who have been conditioned to say nothing interesting, ever (Although, I was pleasantly surprised by yesterday's show).  The Game itself is so slow and uninteresting that we see better on a nightly basis all across the league.  But there isn't really anything like the assortment of mini games that make up the All Star Skills competition.

The Ducks will be represented by Ryan Getzlaf (playing for Team Toews) in the Accuracy Shooting (classic), Skills Challenge Relay (as a one-time passer) and the massive knockout shootout.  So without further ado, here are the events and the participants from Team Foligno and Team Toews (via NHL.com).

Bridgestone NHL Fastest SkaterTM


Team Foligno Team Toews

Phil Kessel, TOR Tyler Seguin, DAL
Jonathan Drouin, TB Mike Hoffman, OTT
Jiri Sekac, MTL Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Zemgus Girgensons, BUF Vladimir Tarasenko, STL

Event description: Four players from each team will test their speed, facing off against an opponent in a two-skater race. The race track is the entire outside border of the ice. Timing devices will record each skater to determine who is the fastest. If a race ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded one point. If, at the completion of the event, the skaters who tied have the fastest overall time, the skaters will race again to determine which team receives the bonus point. Five team points are available. The winner of each match-up scores one point; the team with the fastest skater scores one bonus point.

Honda NHL Breakaway ChallengeTM


Team Foligno Team Toews

Alex Ovechkin, WSH Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
Claude Giroux, PHI Jakub Voracek, PHI
Ryan Johansen, CBJ Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
Brian Elliott, STL (goaltender) Corey Crawford, CHI (goaltender)

Event description: A test of creativity a player can insert into a breakaway, three shooters and one goaltender from each team will participate. Columbus' Ryan Johansen was selected by fans to participate in this event in an online vote. Each skater will attempt three shots. NHL penalty shot rules do not apply. Fans in-arena and watching on television will be able to vote for their favorite player on Twitter by casting their vote using the hashtag that corresponds to the player of their choice. The shooter with the highest fan vote will score one point for his team.

DraftKings NHL Accuracy ShootingTM


Team Foligno Team Toews

Bobby Ryan, OTT Ryan Getzlaf, ANA
Nick Foligno, CBJ Patrice Bergeron, BOS
Radim Vrbata, VAN John Tavares, NYI
Patrick Kane, CHI Jonathan Toews, CHI
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM (passer) Rick Nash, NYR (passer)
Anze Kopitar, LAK (passer) Patrik Elias, NJ (passer)

Event description: Four players from each team will compete, with two additional players serving as passers. This event will consist of four head-to-head match-ups, one shooter from each team per round. The goal is to hit four 15-inch diameter targets located in each corner of the net. The teams will be situated at opposite ends of the rink, and will alternate shot attempts. The first shooter to hit all four targets wins. Five team points are available. The winner of each match-up scores one point; the player who hits all four targets in the fastest time scores the bonus point.

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge RelayTM


Team Foligno Team Toews

Relay 1 Relay 1
Drew Doughty, LAK (one-timer RH) Shea Weber, NSH (one-timer RH)
Ryan Johansen, CBJ (one-timer RH) Justin Faulk, CAR (one-timer RH)
Steven Stamkos, TBL (one-timer RH) Tyler Seguin, DAL (one-timer RH)
Brent Burns, SJS (one-time passer) Ryan Getzlaf, ANA (one-time passer)
Anze Kopitar, LAK (mini net passer) John Tavares, NYI (mini net passer)
Kevin Shattenkirk, STL (puck control) Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (puck control)
Patrick Kane, CHI (stick handling) Mike Hoffman, OTT (stick handling)
Carey Price, MTL (goalie goals) Jaroslav Halak, NYI (goalie goals)

Relay 2 Relay 2
Zemgus Girgensons, BUF (one-timer LH) Mark Giordano, CGY (one-timer LH)
Duncan Keith, CHI (one-timer LH) Ryan Suter, MIN (one-timer LH)
Nick Foligno, CBJ (one-timer LH) Jakub Voracek, PHI (one-timer LH)
Jiri Sekac, MTL (one-time passer) Patrice Bergeron, BOS (one-time passer)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM (mini net passer) Tyler Johnson, TBL (mini net passer)
Drew Doughty, LAK (puck control) Vladimir Tarasenko, STL (puck control)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (stick handling) Filip Forsberg, NSH (stick handling)
Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT (goalie goals) Roberto Luongo, FLA (goalie goals)

Event description: This timed relay event - involving 14 skaters and one goalie from each team - will consist of five challenges: One-Timers, with three shooters and one passer per team; Passing, with one passer per team; Puck Control, with one skater per team; Stick-Handling, with one skater per team; and Goalie Goals, with one goalie per team. Each challenge must be completed before moving on to the next one. The goal is to finish all five challenges faster than the opponent. Three team points are available. The team with the fastest time in each heat scores one point; the team with the fastest overall time scores one bonus point.

AMP NHL Hardest ShotTM


Team Foligno Team Toews

Alex Ovechkin, WSH Brent Seabrook, CHI
Brent Burns, SJS Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Steven Stamkos, TBL Justin Faulk, CAR
Dustin Byfuglien, WPG Shea Weber, NSH

Event description: Four shooters from each team will test their slap shot skill in a head-to-head match-up. Each player will attempt two shots, with teams alternating after each player. One puck will be placed 30 feet from the center of the net. Each shot will be calculated in miles per hour (mph), with the highest speed of their two shots recorded. Five team points are available. The winner of each match-up scores one point; the team with the player who has the fastest speed scores one bonus point.

Discover NHL ShootoutTM


Team Foligno Team Toews

Round 1 Round 1
Alex Ovechkin, WSH Patrice Bergeron, BOS
Kevin Shattenkirk, STL Mike Hoffman, OTT
Patrick Kane, CHI Tyler Seguin, DAL
Dustin Byfuglien, WPG Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Zemgus Girgensons, BUF Shea Weber, NSH
Nick Foligno, CBJ Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM Ryan Suter, MIN
Brian Elliott, STL (goaltender) Jaroslav Halak, NYI (goaltender)

Round 2 Round 2
Jonathan Drouin, TB Justin Faulk, CAR
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
Brent Burns, SJS John Tavares, NYI
Jiri Sekac, MTL Brent Seabrook, CHI
Duncan Keith, CHI Patrik Elias, NJD
Anze Kopitar, LAK Rick Nash, NYR
Radim Vrbata, VAN Mark Giordano, CGY
Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT (goaltender) Roberto Luongo, FLA (goaltender)

Round 3 Round 3
Bobby Ryan, OTT Ryan Getzlaf, ANA
Phil Kessel, TOR John Tavares, NYI
Ryan Johansen, CBJ Jonathan Toews, CHI
Drew Doughty, LAK Filip Forsberg, NSH
Steven Stamkos, TBL Tyler Seguin, DAL
Claude Giroux, PHI Jakub Voracek, PHI
Nick Foligno, CBJ Rick Nash, NYR
Carey Price, MTL (goaltender) Corey Crawford, CHI (goaltender)

Event description: All players will participate in this three-round shootout. During each two-minute round, seven skaters and one goalie from each team will take the ice. The goalies will take their place in net, and the skaters will line up in the offensive zone, facing their opposing goalie. Each player is given 10 seconds to take a shot. Teams will alternate after each shot until the two-minute clock runs down. Every third puck will be a Discover card puck, which is worth more points. Each scoring attempt is officiated following NHL shootout rules. Points available: one point for every goal scored; two points for every goal scored with a Discover card puck.

And the full rosters:


Team Toews Team Foligno

visiting team home team
Coach Peter Laviolette Darryl Sutter Coach
Captain Jonathan Toews Nick Foligno Captain
Asst Ryan Getzlaf Patrick Kane Asst
Asst Rick Nash Drew Doughty Asst
1 Phil Kessel Ryan Johansen 1
2 Shea Weber Duncan Keith 2
3 Jakub Voracek Anze Kopitar 3
4 Corey Crawford Steven Stamkos 4
5 John Tavares Tyler Seguin 5
6 Roberto Luongo Carey Price 6
7 Brent Seabrook Claude Giroux 7
8 Vladimir Tarasenko Dustin Byfuglien 8
9 Patrice Bergeron Marc-Andre Fleury 9
10 Jaroslav Halak Brian Elliott 10
11 Aaron Ekblad Brent Burns 11
TRADE Tyler Seguin → ← Phil Kessel TRADE
12 Patrik Elias Kevin Shattenkirk 12
13 Ryan Suter Bobby Ryan 13
14 Mark Giordano Radim Vrbata 14
15 Justin Faulk Oliver Ekman-Larsson 15
16 Tyler Johnson Zemgus Girgensons 16
17 Filip Forsberg Alex Ovechkin 17
18 xxxxxxx Ryan-Nugent Hopkins 18
R Johnny Gaudreau Jonathan Drouin R
R Mike Hoffman Jiri Sekac R