IN AND OUT The NHL plays its 2004 All-Star Game on Feb. 8 at the
Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Last year's MVP, Dany Heatley of
the Thrashers, won't participate--he has been out the entire
season following his tragic auto accident in September--but it's
not unusual for an MVP to miss the following year's game. Who was
the last All-Star MVP to play in the next game?
a. 2000 MVP Pavel Bure c. 2001 MVP Bill Guerin
b. 2002 MVP Eric Daze d. 1997 MVP Mark Recchi
HOWE ABOUT THAT? Gordie Howe, who appeared in a record 23
All-Star Games, had two goals and two assists in 1965, the one
time he won MVP. Who has skated in the most All-Star Games
without being designated Most Valuable Player?
WHO AM I? In my 16 NHL seasons I played in 12 All-Star Games. I
was named MVP of the game in 1970 and '71, making me the only
back-to-back All-Star MVP. My son has played in the game eight
times and was the MVP in '92. Can you guess my identity?
CALL TO ORDER Since 1962 the All-Star MVP has been awarded to
players representing 16 teams. Place these teams in order of the
number of times their players have won it.
a. Boston Bruins c. Montreal Canadiens
b. Edmonton Oilers d. Pittsburgh Penguins
IN AND OUT: a. Pavel Bure of the Panthers played in the 2001 game
in Denver. Since then, MVPs Bill Guerin, Eric Daze and Heatley
all missed the following year's game.
HOWE ABOUT THAT? Mark Messier will make his 15th All-Star
appearance, in St. Paul, and if he's not MVP, he'll set the
record. He's now tied with former Oilers teammate Paul Coffey
with 14 MVP-less games.
WHO AM I? I am Bobby Hull.
CALL TO ORDER: Penguins (five; Syl Apps Jr., Mario Lemieux three
times, Greg Polis); Canadiens (four; Jean Beliveau, Peter
Mahovlich, Mark Recchi, Henri Richard); Bruins (three; Ray
Bourque, Bill Guerin, Bobby Orr); Oilers (two; Grant Fuhr, Wayne