The NHL All Star Game is a lot of things. Chief among them is predicatable. There will be lots of shots on goal, lots of goals,pretty passing, and no more than four minutes between goals. Here are a few of the things you won’t see:

10: Perfectly delivered hip checks.

9: 100+ mph slapshots

8: A goalie MVP

7: Three penalties in the same period.

6: Battles along the boards.

5: A double digit blocked shot total

4: 35 minutes from any defenseman (or as they’re properly termed in this event the fourth and fifth forwards).

3: Creases being cleared out.

2: An opportunity for the announcers to say “what a hit by…”

1: Line brawls.


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