When I was a kid and my brother would remind me that the Skills Competition and the All Star Game “were happening this weekend” some type of euphoria would envelop my body and brain and those words he spoke was the only thing I thought about the entire yad. The skills competition gives you the opportunity to witness the players that were selected and to bring their skills to the forefront. Just to name a few from the 2002 All Star Game: Jaromir Jagr, Joe Sakic, Teemu Selanne, Mario Lemieux, Brian Leetch, um I don’t know Sergei Fedorov. Legit dudes. Ray Bourque was and is the king of the accuracy shooting contest. Check out what this yug did on the reg:
Pretty good right? Now, take a look at this fuckin gem of an all star selection in Eric Daze. I can’t even get into the detail of how absurdly bad this guy was my god I even laugh about it. Let me preface before you hit the video. He goes 2 for 8, hits the dead center of the night on his first two shots, misses wide to the right completely and nails the glass and almost kills probably Ray Whitney because hes got nasty passes, and he also hits three posts.
JR is straight up laughing after Daze was done. Also what’s remarkable is right before the first shot Darren Pang is like “THIS GUY CAN SHOOT THE PUCK” yeah bro, not accurately.