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NHL Skills Competition

January 23, 2009

When the National Hockey League first began playing All Star games in the 1947-1948 season, league executives had no idea that it would turn into the festival that it is today. When All Star weekend begins in Montreal on January 24, the spotlight will be on the players, the league and the city. It’s a big business now; sponsors, fans, celebrations. A big part of the NHL All Star weekend is the skills competition, held the day before the actual game. With the anticipation growing as the event draws near, Sports Poster Warehouse wants to make our predictions for All Star weekend in Montreal.

The NHL’s Fastest Skater-Vincent Lecavailer


The Breakaway Challenge-Alexander Ovechkin


The Young Stars Game MVP-Patrick Kane


Accuracy Shooting-Alex Kovalev


Hardest Shot-Sheldon Souray


NHL Elimination Shoot Out-Thomas Vanek


All Star Game MVP-Joe Thornton


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2008-2009 NHL Season-Mid-Season Report

January 7, 2009
The 2008-2009 NHL season is at it’s midway point. There have been a ton of great hits, saves and goals. The action has been both intense and fierce. The power house teams, the Sharks, Red Wings, Capitals and Flames have all continued to dominate the league, as they all sit at the top of their respective divisions. The Bruins and Flyers have both been major surprises this season. While both teams are in first place in their division, the big surprise is the convincing fashion in which they’ve done it, having dismantled many high quality teams in the process.
As per usual, veterans Joe Thornton, Jarome Iginla and Marian Hossa lead both their teams and the league in many offensive categories. These players seem to be counted upon year after year. Young superstars Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin each continue to dominate the National Hockey League. With tremendous speed, talent and physical attributes, these players will control the game of hockey for years to come.
There is a new breed of young superstars that are currently making their ascent in the NHL. These players all have superb skill, desire and flash, and should all be factors in the NHL for quite some time. With that said, Sports Poster Warehouse is celebrating the great start to the season and to these young, up and coming stars with brand new NHL player posters.
Carey Price STOPPER Poster




Mike Richards PLAYMAKER Poster


Jonathan Toews ACTION Poster


Thomas Vanek BLAST Poster


Patrice Bergeron SUPERSTAR Poster


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