Day 1 of All-Star Weekend was easily one of the most fun days on hockey twitter, and for those lucky enough, at the events.
Raw Charge Overlord [Overlady imo. - Acha] has tasked me with completing a task that I have been training for my entire life for: talk about it all.
It looks like shots of many varieties are on the table.
Vasilevskiy was asked, from a goalie’s perspective, what makes Kucherov such a good shooter. “I don’t know. He can’t score on me in practice,” he answered, laughing with Kuch sitting a couple feet away. #Bolts #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/bhPYtGoobx— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) January 27, 2018
You guys get to live here every day???? No fair!
Panorama of some of the Gasparilla festivities from the bridge over to Harbor Island. pic.twitter.com/3vurL7XCU6— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Oh, don’t worry. I’ll have a whole section on this!
Karlsson is legit falling in love with Tampa.— Saima (@Saima_1226) January 28, 2018
The All-Star Game is just a long con to get him here.
All the tampering ;)
Oh hey look. It's four Bolts enjoying a friendly conversation pic.twitter.com/kWa3AN3UZD— Saima (@Saima_1226) January 28, 2018
THEY PUT OUT A PRESS RELEASE AND EVERYTHING!
Fan Zones are some of the best things for kids and people who don’t care if they look like kids.
Doors open in ten minutes and a lot of people have gathered to go in. pic.twitter.com/RBBKe4XQ4K— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Two minutes for High-Sticking!
Okay, who on the staff has been stalking the residents again?
Been almost an hour since doors opened, but still plenty of fans outside. pic.twitter.com/OlfRSRhzCF— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
More Views (I love the color scheme)
Get hyped Some Dancing Man!
Wish I would have caught the beginning, but have some dancing man. pic.twitter.com/Zxd3LjOshB— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 28, 2018
The bots have arrived.
And now for some head shots
Brian Boyle. Need I say more?
I honestly can't get enough of his smiling face. pic.twitter.com/U8G5VCNh9s— Saima (@Saima_1226) January 28, 2018
This segment will include quotes by Karlsson taken from this article during media availability on Saturday.
#Gasparilla2018 is alive and well in the #NHL as All-Stars #Senators Erik Karlsson and #TBLightning @heds77 enter the arena decked out as pirates as they arrive for the Skills Competition in Tampa. The two players, both from Sweeden, got dressed at Hedman's place before arriving. pic.twitter.com/WyNWjiVtCv— Dirk Shadd (@DirkShadd) January 27, 2018
On his buddy Victor Hedman not being able to be on the ice.
I’m a little frustrated about that but not much you can do obviously. I’m staying at his house for the weekend so that’s nice and we’ll get to spend some time together which is rare on occasions like this. He’s still going to be around and he said he’ll be at the rink both tonight and tomorrow so we’ll get some quality time in together.
These two. Same pairing. Now, please.
It’s always fun to see the guys and to see the type of show each host city puts on. Here you’ve got the weather on your side so it’ll be a little bit different from some of the other ones but it’s always a fun and relaxing time. The city is busy and everyone is buzzing so it’s going to be a good few days here I think. I think we’re all going to have a good time in Tampa.
Hmm... Sens twitter senses it too
Wow Karlsson is having a lot of fun in Tampa!— Bonk's Mullet (@BonksMullet) January 27, 2018
He's making friends with Hedman. That's nice!
He's shaking hands with Yzerman. Cool!
Neat, he's packing up his house in Ottawa.
He's putting on a Lightning jersey. What a joker!
Huh, he's playing the remainder of his career wit
We don’t discriminate :)
Woah, wait. I thought this guy had talent? Whatta bum.
If PK ever decided to start a Vlog channel...
JUST FEED IT INTO MY VEINS
(Seriously, if Subban did color for his own games, would anyone object?)
We are lucky to have such a special player like P.K Subban in our NHL pic.twitter.com/49zCJgJLza— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) January 28, 2018
We’ll work on your finish after the trade papers get finalized.
Prepping for the long playoff run. That’s what I like to see.
As I was stalking twitter I found this epic clip but I couldn’t think of a clever excuse to put it in...
When Subban mocked Don Cherry pic.twitter.com/P6LyHzlwVp— Because It's The Cup (@CauseItsTheCup) January 22, 2018
Can we have him too?
Almost 2 decades ago, #nhl all-star gm cptns Steven Stamkos + PK Subban were stars for the juggernaut North York Canadiens novice AAAs. My col on their team, including coach Doug Sheppard explaining why he moved PK from F to defence https://t.co/PZaWPffsGw pic.twitter.com/pqsaVzAcAq— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) January 27, 2018
I love PK Subban so much— Jared (@JaredOfLondon) January 28, 2018
The pirates are just keeping it in Tampa until June. Then it’ll be official.
The Stanley Cup got stolen by pirates and was dressed in a mini life vest to kick off All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay: https://t.co/EgWdtanu5z— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) January 27, 2018
Who says pirates aren’t coordinated.
What an epic photo.
Cap’n of the World and cap’n of our hearts.
PIRATES AND PARROTS
BRYZ! This day just got humongous big!
Even the parrot booed
I guess dogs and birds don’t get along. #Coyotes
Blasted! Okay, but we’re still getting it in June.
Even Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean got in on the Gasparilla action! In other news, I now see why Americans think Canadians are goofy as heck.
Scallywag John Einarson ready to shoot a pirate. Part of @hockeynight tonight 7et 4pt. Nothing like places which don't easily surrender their secrets.Tampa and hidden treasures and skulls and skills pic.twitter.com/f9ih4EdBzp— Ron MacLean (@RonMacLeanHTH) January 27, 2018
Gosh, Ron. You are so Canadian.— Wise Content Lad (@HardevLad) January 28, 2018
Boss thinks so too. Yo ho!
Sorry, Dave. As a Canadian I feel obligated to buy you a drink when I come down to visit. That’s a promise!
ALL HAIL KUCH!
Stop eating the locals, please.
Hey, where’s everyone in the standings? (sorry, that was mean)
And finally — seriously, how long is this? — some action shots from the ACTUAL EVENT; the Skills Competition.
Uhh.. Did I say action? Ugh typical teenagers... or 21-year-olds... same thing.
We all know that one friend who actually tries.
Barkov in the shootout is just unfair pic.twitter.com/bVR3BWqkHl— Flintor (@TheFlintor) January 28, 2018
Hillary Knight probably had the fasted Accuracy Shooting time of all the players who tried!
"Where do you buy your conditioner?" pic.twitter.com/1NsrWhNrl8— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
Seriously, are any of the big UFA defensemen any good at all???
See, it’s not that hard.
Two gud Canadian boys.
Love you too, Ovi.
We are at the end. Congradulations on completing the longest Quick Strikes in the history of ever!