Sakic, Shanahan named NHL all-star captains
Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche and Brendan Shanahan of the New York Rangers will be the captains in the NHL all-star game Wednesday night in Dallas.
Sakic, the Western Conferencecaptain, will be playing in his 12th all-star game and his fourth as a starter.
He was themost valuable player inthe 2004 all-star game, the last one held because of the lockout in 2005 andthe Olympic break last year.
Shanahan, the Eastern Conferencecaptain, is an all-star for the eighth time.
At 37, he's the oldest player oneither squad.
The all-star break begins Sunday.
The all-stars will practise in Dallas on Monday night.
The YoungStars game and skills competition will be held Tuesday night.