Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hagelin is Fastest Skater

Carl Hagelin proved to the world what Rangers' fans have suspected for months, he is the NHL's fastest skater. He won the finals of the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater event by defeating Colin Greening of the Ottawa Senators.
Rookies steal show in Fastest Skater competition --
KANATA, Ont. -- The rookies stole the show in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater event Saturday night at Scotiabank Place.

Carl Hagelin of Team Alfredsson and Colin Greening of Team Chara blew away the field in the first event of the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition. Hagelin, the Rangers' rookie speedster, emerged as the overall winner in the final heat by edging the Senators' Greening with a time of 13.218 seconds. Greening was clocked at 13.303 seconds...

One of Team Chara's winning heats came from Greening, who edged Hagelin in their first rookie heat with an event-best time of 12.963 seconds. However, part of the reason Greening earned the victory is he stuck out his stick to beat Hagelin, who finished the first heat in 12.993 seconds.

"He knew about that trick there," Hagelin said. "I didn't know about that one."

"Oh, it was on purpose," Greening told "I knew he had me beat in terms of body position, so when I could I tried to reach my stick out as much as I could. He's a good skater."

Hagelin was better in the second heat, so he took home the trophy as the NHL's Fastest Skater this season.

"We came here to win," Hagelin joked...

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