Found January 15, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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The Ottawa Sun’s Ken Warren suggests that the NHL shouldn’t have allowed Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne to have skipped the All-Star game, arguing that both players are guilty of dereliction of duties which both players must fulfill: Most of the time, Nicklas Lidstrom and Teemu Selanne deserve the utmost respect. They are two of the very best hockey players who ever played at their positions. They’ve done wonders in making the NHL a truly international league. If they ever retire, they’ll quickly find a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. All that aside, though, why has the NHL allowed them to become bigger than the game? Or, more precisely, bigger than the All-Star Game? Continued
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