Found January 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
While two of the New York Rangers’ All-Stars were on the losing Team Alfredsson today (Henrik Lundqvist and Dan Girardi), one Blueshirt came through for Team Chara and won MVP of the game and that was Marian Gaborik. Gaborik scored a hat trick in the game and scored two goals against teammate Henrik Lundqvist, including one where he pulled an <a href="" title=""Anisimov"">“Anisimov” after scoring the goal. Of course, when seeing that, I am sure many Blueshirt fans thought back to this. Overall, it was a pretty good game this afternoon. It is always fun to watch the best players in the league all on the same ice doing what they do best and giving fans in the crowd something to smile and have fun with. At the same time, it will be great to see the regular season back in action on Tuesday. For the Rangers, it should be an interesting and exciting second half as the club looks to get into the playoffs and ho...

Monday (1/30/12) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers' Marian Gaborik wins MVP, bragging rightsBergen Record - Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist as perfect as it getsNew York Post - Gaborik scores twice on fellow Ranger Lundqvist in All-Star GameDaily News - Gaborik gets tricky, wins All-Star MVPNew York Times - Gaborik Touches Off a Typical GoalfestNewsday - Gaborik's hat trick leads Team Chara to All...

2012 All Star Game Thread

A little late on this one, but here’s the game thread for the 2012 All Star Game. Lineups are below, with Marian Gaborik and Henrik Lundqvist starting for their respective teams: Team Alfredsson: Michalek – Spezza – Alfredsson Couture – Giroux – Stamkos Sedin – Sedin – Hartnell Neal – Tavares – Pominville Karlsson – Letang Yandle – Weber Edler – Girardi Lundqvist...

Gaborik claims NHL All-Star Game MVP

Marian Gaborik staked his claim to NHL All-Star game MVP honors.

Rangers Rule All Star Weekend

Full disclosure, I was in Atlantic City this weekend and pretty much missed all the All Star festivities. But from what I've been able to gather, it looks like our Rangers pretty much dominated.It all started on Thursday night, when Marian Gaborik and Henrik Lundqvist stole the show during the NHL All Star Game draft... Then Saturday night, Carl Hagelin proved...

NHL Skills Competition Participants

The NHL has announced the participants of the NHL Skills Competition, to take place tonight. The four Rangers participating will be in six events: Marian Gaborik Skills Challenge Relay Elimination Shootout Dan Girardi Shooting Accuracy (passer) Carl Hagelin Fastest Skater (side note: he only loses if he blows a tire) Elimination Shootout Henrik Lundqvist Elimination Shootout...

Team Chara wins NHL All-Star game, beating Team Alfredsson, 12-9

Rangers' Marian Gaborik earns most valuable player honors with three goals and an assist. Tim Thomas makes 18 saves in the final period, and extends his record by winning his fourth All-Star game.OTTAWA — Marian Gaborik scored against New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist twice in the first period, and finished with three goals and an assist to earn most valuable player...

MVP Gaborik's hat trick leads All-Stars

Marian Gaborik made New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist pay for not selecting him to play for Daniel Alfredsson's team in the NHL All-Star Game.

Video: Gaborik scores, pokes fun at Lundqvist

Team Chara's Marian Gaborik opened the scoring and had some fun with Rangers teammate and Team Alfredsson goalie Henrik Lundqvist. (NBC Sports)

Video: Rangers Talk All Star Weekend

Marian Gaborik... Henrik Lundqvist... For video of Dan Girardi's thoughts, click the "Read More" tab below. Dan Girardi... Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Gaborik's three goals lead Team Chara to all-star victory

Marian Gaborik got the better of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lund qvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL all-star team named after him.

Video: All-Star highlights: Gaborik leads victory

Marian Gaborik had the hat trick in leading Team Chara to a 12-9 verdict over Team Alfredsson. Hometown star Daniel Alfredsson scored twice. (NBC Sports)

Gaborik's trick leads Team Chara to All-Star win

Marian Gaborik made New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist pay for not selecting him to play for Daniel Alfredsson's team in the NHL All-Star game.

Benn, Team Chara win NHL All-Star game

OTTAWA (AP) -- Marian Gaborik got the best of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL All-Star team named after him. Even in defeat, Daniel Alfredsson rewarded the hometown fans with two goals and an assist, and then the Ottawa Senators captain provided a hint that he might come back for one more season. For an All-Star game...

The Myth Of The “Untouchable” Player/Prospect

The term “untouchable” is often tossed around on Twitter, on blogs, and around the interwebs in many different forms. “Untouchable” is a term that fans have given to players they have either grown attached to, think are special in some way, or are vital to the organization’s well being. In the business that is hockey, there is no such thing as an “untouchable” player...

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk records three assists in Team Chara All-Star game win

Marian Gaborik made New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist pay for not selecting him to play for Daniel Alfredsson's team in the NHL All-Star game.
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