So seeing as the All Star Game festivities begin in a mere 3 days, the NHL had to hop on finding replacements for the ailing players who were voted into the game. So the list goes as follows:
- Jordan Eberle (EDM) will be replacing Mikko Koivu(MIN).This leaves roommate Taylor Hall the opportunity to fill his pillow case with shaving cream, plastic wrap his toilet seat, and stuff Bazooka Bubblegum in his practice gloves while he is away in Ottawa.
- Nick Johnson (MIN) will be replacing Ryan Nuggent-Hopkins (EDM). “The Flow” (Ryan Jones) will no longer be able to throw belongings of “The Nuge” on the front lawn. Looks like Mrs. Flow will have plenty of help baking cookies what with having Jones, Nuggent-Hopkins, AND teammate Jeff Petry all home (lucky woman).
- Kris Letang (PIT) will take the place of Dustin Byfuglien (WPG). Is it just me or did Ottawa just get hotter? The former concussed will take the place of Big Buff who has been out with a lower body injury since December 27th. Merci beaucoup, NHL.
No word on Jamie Benn (DAL) or Jonathan Toews’ (CHI) replacement. Benn had an emergency appendectomy January 15th and Toews has an undisclosed upper-body injury as of January 22nd.