Jan 292011

2011 NHL All-Star gameJanuary 29 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“High-scoring forwards Danny Briere and Claude Giroux, Flyers teammates and Haddonfield housemates, hoped to be chosen for the same all-star team when the sides were selected Friday night at the Raleigh Convention Center.

They didn’t get their wish.

Team Lidstrom took Briere in the sixth round of the 18-round draft, while Giroux went to Team Staal in the 13th round.

The All-Star Game is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. at the RBC Center.

Giroux said “it would have been nice” to be on Briere’s team, but he “can’t wait for the game.”

He also issued a good-natured warning to Briere.

“I told him to keep his head up, because you never know what’s going to happen,” cracked Giroux, 23, a first-time all-star. “I’m sure there will be some cross-checking and some slashing. His three kids are chirping, too, and saying Blue [Team Lidstrom] is going to win, so I’ve got to prove them wrong.””

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