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    NHL Skills Contest Preview and Predictions

    NHL Skills Contest Preview and Predictions

    The NHL has the All-Star weekend figured out, far more than the NBA. These skills competitions feature the league's biggest stars and biggest names. Whereas, in the NBA, the biggest names are paid NOT to go into the dunk contest by their sponsours, so they don’t sully their brand. So, you’re left with whomever is left. Not the case in the NHL. Wall-to-Wall-All-Stars. So who is favoured to win what?

    Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater

    • Connor McDavid 1.91
    • Nathan MacKinnon 3.75
    • Noah Hanifin 6.50
    • Jack Eichel 7.00
    • Zach Werenski 10.00
    • Rickard Rakell 11.00
    • Josh Bailey 11.00
    • Brayden Point 11.00

    Prediction: Connor McDavid at Sports Interaction

    Connor won in his debut last year with a time of 13.310. Very impressive. If you’ve seen the man play you’ve seen his unmatched ability to find another gear. I think he’s head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. The only way he loses is if he doesn’t take it as seriously this year.

    Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting

    • Steven Stamkos 3.75
    • Sidney Crosby 3.75
    • James Neal 5.50
    • Brad Marchand 6.00
    • Blake Wheeler 6.50
    • Brock Boeser 7.00
    • Brian Boyle 9.00

    Prediction Sidney Crosby at Sports Interaction

    Sid won last year and is back to defend his title. I’m saying he’s the favourite this year. However, this is a lot like the NBA 3 point shootout, where whoever is feeling best on the day or “gets hot” can run away with it. 

    Gatorade NHL Puck Control Relay

    • Johnny Gaudreau 4.50
    • Connor McDavid 4.50
    • Patrick Kane 4.50
    • Auston Matthews 5.75
    • Erik Karlsson 5.75
    • Tyler Seguin 5.75
    • John Tavares 5.75
    • Aleksander Barkov 7.50

    Prediction: Auston Matthews at Sports Interaction

    I’ve got Auston Matthews with a strong showing this year. You need a real combination of great speed, change of direction and pace to do well here. I think Matthews brings the total package.

     Dunkin' Donuts NHL Passing Challenge

    • Drew Doughty 4.50
    • Alex Pietrangelo 4.75
    • Kris Letang 5.25
    • Claude Giroux 5.25
    • Nikita Kucherov 5.50
    • Anze Kopitar 6.00
    • Oliver Ekman-Larsson 6.00
    • Eric Staal 6.00
    • Brayden Schenn 7.00

    Prediction: Claude Giroux at Sports Interaction

    Giroux has the most assists on the season (43) of all of the competitors. He’s known for great vision on the ice and pinpoint accuracy. I’m betting on him to win.

    Geico NHL Save Streak 

    • Henrik Lundqvist 3.75
    • Connor Hellebuyck 4.00
    • Pekka Rinne 3.75
    • Marc-Andre Fleury 3.75
    • Andrei Vasilevskiy 3.25

    Prediction: Marc-Andre Fleury at Sports Interaction

    Fleury has the best save percentage in the competition at .942. This is another contest that often simply comes down to who gets hot and who builds momentum. In either case, I like Fleury’s chances. 

    PPG NHL Hardest Shot

    • Alex Ovechkin 3.50
    • John Kilngberg 5.00
    • PK Subban 3.00
    • Brent Burns 4.00

    Prediction: Alex Ovechkin at Sports Interaction

    No Zdeno Chara, no Shea Weber. So I say the best betting money is on Ovey. He leads the NHL in goals at the All-Star break this year, thanks in part to an absolutely blistering slap shot. I’d love to see him really put his back into one and win it.

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