OT: Hagelin in fastest skater competition tonight

Submitted by The Swiss Wolverine on January 28th, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Thanks to his very solid first season in the NHL, Carl Hagelin was selected as part of a handful of rookies to take part in the Skills competition at the All-Star Game tonight in Ottawa.


In this otherwise boring video: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=35&id=152895 , you can see Alfredsson and Lundqvist picking which players take part in which event, and Hagelin is the first name on the board for the fastest skater, which I thought was very indicative of the respect his veteran peers and countrymen have for his speed (I think they have to pick a rookie for each event but still, high praise).


Watch tonight, starting at 7 ET, to see if Carl wins and/or beats the record.



January 28th, 2012 at 9:55 AM ^


Since Darren Helm is my favorite player, you can guess that Hagelin is a player the type of player I get really excited about. Although Carl might have more of a scoring punch than Helm.