We knew with the the revamped NHL All-Star Game format that things would be a little different this year. Captains picking their sides like on the pond or the playground isn't the most exciting twist, but it sparked more interest and discussion than there's been surrounding the game in years, and now there'll be a little more added intrigue for the Flyers. The club's two All-Stars, Danny Briere and Claude Giroux, who live together by the way, will skate for opposing teams in the game.
The sides were selected by captains Niklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal. In the sixth round, Lidstrom selected Briere. Giroux was picked by Staal in the 13th. Danny brings home the first-picked bragging rights, but we'll have to wait until the game itself to see if one of the two distinguishes himself among the elite of the league. Coach Peter Laviolette will coach Briere and the rest of Team Lidstrom. So uh... Who you rooting for, now that the Flyers have been pitted against each other?
Here's a look at the round-by-round breakdown of the picks, and the rosters.
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The online petition to ban Pete Morelli from officiating Eagles games is rapidly gaining signatures.
Count Malcolm Jenkins for one.
"I would definitely sign that petition if it came across my desk," Jenkins said with a laugh to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark on Monday at the safety's Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event.
The Eagles beat the Panthers, 28-23, last Thursday night despite a significant discrepancy in penalty yards. It was a game officiated by Morelli's crew — and you can see why that's notable by clicking right here.
"We felt like a lot of those were ticky-tack, or weren’t good calls," Jenkins said after the game. "For us, adversity is nothing new for us. We just kind of strap up and keep playing, and hunker down. We continue to play aggressively, that is the biggest thing. We don’t want that to take away our aggression, or our ability to make plays. So we just go to the next play."
What about the next signature?
Eagles fans just need to get that petition to Jenkins' desk.