It's no secret that the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings aren't particularly fond of each other. However, for one weekend, the all-world defensemen that play for each team will unite. Shea Weber was selected by Team Lidstrom for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. He was selected in the 4th round(8th overall, 3rd defenseman selected).
Weber will be joining the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Dustin Byfuglien, Nick Lidstrom, and Matt Duchene just to name a few. It's been speculated that Weber will be paired with Chicago Blackhawk defenseman Duncan Keith, although I'd like to see him paired with Lidstrom. It would be an odd sight and I think they'd work well together(Kind of like Suter).
A really cool moment from tonight came from Montreal goaltender Carey Price. Price had a microphone on and it caught him having a conversation with Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas about Weber. "We were down in Nashville once, he took a clapper from right between the dots, it almost took my head off. It hit the glass before I moved....so happy it missed my head."
It ought to be fun tomorrow watching Shea Weber and Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot Competition. The Superskills competition will start at 6:00 central time tomorrow night on versus.