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SuperSkills places goalies in strange positions

Without defensemen to assist them, goalies' individual abilities are tested in the SuperSkills competition.

Updated: February 7, 2004, 1:27 PM ET
By Darren Pang | Special to ESPN.com

The SuperSkills Competition during All-Star Weekend is one of the most enjoyable times I have as a broadcaster.

The players are relaxed, they have their families around the locker rooms, especially their children who live and breathe the game of hockey. The kids always have a cut-down stick in their hands and are shooting a tape ball around the room. Martin Brodeur's boys are always running around the room, just having a blast.

Players never pay much attention to the competition format ...

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