With news that Dennis Wideman has made the 2012 NHL All-Star team, talk has already begun about which event(s) Wideman will participate in during the NHL All-Star Super Skills Competition. We at Rock the Red have a few suggestions.
You wouldn’t think of Dennis Wideman as a speedster, but there is always the ‘backwards skating’ part of the competition. Ok, fine… you aren’t thinking of Wideman for that either. Couldn’t he just race Tim Thomas or something?
Wideman has shown that he is capable of letting it fly from the point this season. However, we propose Dennis for a new twist on the Hardest Shot competition: Wideman stands ten feet from the puck as Chara, Weber, Byfuglien and the rest of the NHL’s cannonballers let it rip. Deepest contusion wins!
SKILLS CHALLENGE RELAY
Let’s see… One Timers, Puck Control, Stickhandling, Passing, Accuracy Shooting. Easy. Where’s ‘Holding the Puck In At the Blue Line’? That’s harder for Wideman than any of these skills.
ELIMINATION SHOOT OUT
Wideman could compete here just fine. Wait… that guy in Wideman’s jersey looks an aweful lot like a certain Russian we know…
This is Wideman’s best bet to shine in the Super Skills Challenge… as a prop. Wideman will man the wheel of a Honda CR-Z as Ovi flips the puck over the roof, does a TJ Hooker Hood Slide and flips the just-landing puck in top shelf. GO WIDEMAN!