Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/18/12

Admit it. This was the most memorable moment of last year's All-Star Game.

I hate being contrarian, or show Buzz Killington levels of pooping on parties, but I just can't muster up much caring for the NHL All-Star game this year. I couldn't muster up much for it last year, either. Or in 2009. Or even in 2008 when it was in my backyard. It's just not something that means a lot to me, and I'm beginning to see how it doesn't mean a lot to others as well.

When the two captains, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara, were announced today, my first thought was about the obvious height disparity, then of the comedy of having one of the ghosts of Ottawa past as a captain, and then to nothingness. I didn't dwell on who would pick who -- on if Chara'd pick one of the Sedins or if he'd let bias let Team Alfie get both of the brothers. Would Alfredsson choose former Senator Brian Elliott as one of his goaltenders? Um, sure? But be honest - is the drama of Brian Elliott really weighing in on your mind right now?

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