Found January 29, 2012 on On the Duck Pond:
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Some guys vacation.  Some just enjoy family time.  Others do their best to heal bumps, bruises and injuries that are lurking, but not publicized.   Corey Perry does not get such luxuries as the only Anaheim Duck representative at the All Star game this weekend.  Perry was not even supposed to be an All Star this year, despite being the reigning NHL MVP.  Teemu Selanne was getting the nod, but he declined the invitation.  Not only did he decline, saying it was a young man's game, but also said that Perry was the guy who deserved to be there.  Selanne might be 41, but he still plays like a young man.  Nonetheless, Perry got a ticket to Ottawa.  For a guy who was not even supposed to be there, he went in the sixth round of the draft on Thursday evening.   Daniel Alfredsson presided over the "home" team and Zdeno Chara headed up the away team.  Perry went to Team Chara, ahead of players with names like Sedin and Stamkos, and way ahead of Logan Couture, who earned a car for...
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