Alex Ovechkin in 2009 All-Star Shootout Competition

Dan LondonCorrespondent IJanuary 25, 2009

The 2009 NHL All-Star Shootout Competition featured Ovechkin putting on a show. He teamed up with his Russian friend and NHL enemy Evgeni Malkin to treat the Montreal crowd to a bit of showmanship and, to be honest, not much else.

None of the moves actually worked out, but adding a hat, a flag, and some Paris Hilton glasses gave him the win.

The skills competition was a fun event to watch, even without some awesome moves. I’d rather see less of this nonsense and maybe add a few more relay events.

And why did the NHL use a Junior B goalie and not Brett Leonhardt who suited-up as a back-up back in December?