Good Game For Zadina Tonight
from Peter J. Wallner of Mlve, Filip Zadina made the most of the first game in his very short farewell tour with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Zadina scored twice and assisted on Matthew Ford’s overtime goal in a 4-3 win Friday against San Diego as he picked up where he left off in Detroit. “With the boys, it’s great to be together with them and having fun,” he said. Zadina tied the game, 2-2, with a blast just above the right circle 10 seconds into a power play at 8:45 of the second period and tied it again at 3-3 with a tip-in off Brian Lashoff’s shot from the point at 9:45 in the third period.... Ford, the team captain, could see the difference in Zadina. “Everybody tonight is going to remember his goals but the thing I’m going to appreciate the most is he came down here to work hard for us,” he said. "That’s what we expect when they come down to help us for a little bit.” more
Coyotes Weekly: Limping Into the All-Star Break
The All-Star break is here, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Arizona Coyotes. With a 1-4-1 record in their last six games, and a 6-7-1 mark since losing goaltender Darcy Kuemper to injury back on Dec. 19, the Coyotes need to rest, refocus, get healthy, and prepare for what will […]
3-On-3 Overtime in NHL Has Evolved Over Past 5 Seasons
ST. LOUIS — Victor Hedman fondly recalls the NHL’s first 3-on-3 overtime because it was madness. “It was probably a minute and a half of just breakaways,” the Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman said. “Jason Garrison scored the goal — beat the D-man (and scored) five-hole.” Trading breakaways and playing at a frenetic pace was what […]
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Bettman: NHL Puck and Player Tracking to Start in Playoffs
Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL beginning in the playoffs. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that puck and player tracking will be up and running in all playoff arenas this spring and is expected to be fully operational leaguewide beginning next season. “There will be more data than ever before,” Bettman said. […]
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Canada Beats U.S. in Women’s Game at NHL All-Star Skills Competition
ST. LOUIS — Melodie Daoust and Rebecca Johnston scored to give Canada a 2-1 win over the United States in a 3-on-3 women’s game on Friday during the NHL’s all-star skills competitions. Johnston scored the lone goal of the first period just 1:20 in to give Canada a 1-0 lead. Daoust doubled the lead three minutes into the second. […]
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Video- Gary Bettman With His State Of The NHL At The ASG
Some of the topics include puck technology (expected for the playoffs), Olympics, CBA talks and more. via Sportsnet's YouTube page,
Open Post- Tonight’s Skills Competition
Feel free to comment on tonight's events. ST. LOUIS -- The National Hockey League today announced the participants in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka that will showcase hockey's top talent on Friday at 8 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center, home of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Highlighting the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka are two new events: the Gatorade NHL Shooting Stars, and the Elite Women's 3-on-3 presented by adidas. Four events return for this year's edition of the NHL All-Star Skills: the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater, the Bud Light NHL Save Streak, Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting, and the Enterprise NHL Hardest Shot. The 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka will be televised on NBCSN in the United States and on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. Sportsnet will be posting the results of each of the categories.
More Bye Now, More Work Later
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, With their bye week tacked on to the end of the All-Star break, the Wings don’t gather for practice again until Thursday, when they’ll hit the ice at Madison Square Garden. This is the second year the NHL has attached the bye week to the All-Star break — one half going before the break, the other half afterward. Before, the bye would be at different parts of the schedule.... But don’t count coach Jeff Blashill as a huge fan of the extended bye week. The way the schedule is devised these days, because of the bye week, there’s precious little time for quality practices and travel is much more intense. “The season has been so condensed,” Blashill said. “You get no practice time and play every other day. The travel is crazy, you go back and forth and back and forth, especially in the East.” Blashill would rather have the bye week days sprinkled in during the regular season, to alleviate the logjams that were prevalent in November’s schedule, and upcoming in February. more
The 2021 NHL All-Star Weekend Will Be Hosted By The Florida Panthers
ST. LOUIS (Jan. 24, 2020) – The Florida Panthers will host the 2021 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the National Hockey League® announced today. The League’s midseason showcase will include the NHL All-Star Skills ™ on Friday, Jan. 29 and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 30. “We are excited to bring the NHL’s midseason showcase for the best and brightest stars from around the League to the home of the Florida Panthers and South Florida hockey fans,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “Next year’s Honda NHL All-Star Weekend promises to be an incredible celebration of our game and everything South Florida has to offer.”
Red Wings’ Bowey Still Searching for Defensive Consistency
With the Detroit Red Wings fully committed to rebuilding, general manager Steve Yzerman is continuously assessing which players have a long-term future with the organization. Talent evaluation is a tedious process, and perhaps no player is harder to analyze than 24-year-old defenseman Madison Bowey. On the surface, Bowey’s offensive numbers are respectable. He has already […]
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Bruins Should Play Pastrnak With Krejci
Despite once again playing with a revolving door of wingers and starting the 2019-20 campaign slowly, David Krejci isn’t having a bad season. Recording just one assist in his first five games on the year, Krejci and the Bruins second line have been drawing the ire of the Bruins faithful all season long. Outside of […]
Red Wings: Trade Destinations for Trevor Daley
It was recently revealed that veteran defenseman Trevor Daley has asked general manager Steve Yzerman for a trade from the Detroit Red Wings. (from ‘Report: Trevor Daley open to trade to Stanley Cup contender,’ Detroit News, 01/23/2020) Given the team’s current spot in the standings, Daley would like to finish out the season with a […]
Auston Matthews Resting Wrist, Expects to Be Ready After All-Star Break
ST. LOUIS — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has been playing with a bum wrist. Judging by his offensive output, it’s hard to tell. The 22-year-old is tied for second in the NHL with 34 goals this season to match his jersey number, with eight coming in his last nine games. Matthews worked to rehab the […]
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Lightning and Panthers Closing Division Gap on the Bruins
Six weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning were 15 points behind the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division standings. As the teams head into the All-Star weekend, things have changed and fast. What once seemed like a large enough lead that Tampa Bay was fighting for a wild card berth, the Lightning are now eight […]
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NHL Rumors: Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Bruins, Maple Leafs, More
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Carolina Hurricanes are closely watching the Chicago Blackhawks, the Boston Bruins are rumored to be contemplating a big trade and there are updates from Pierre LeBrun on all 31 NHL teams heading into the deadline. Hurricanes Watching and Waiting on the Blackhawks According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, […]
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Afternoon Line- Seth Rorabaugh
Once upon a time, the All-Star Game, when it was still just one game, was a much bigger and anticipated event. Now, it almost feels like little more than an interruption in the schedule. -Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review where you can read more on this topic.
Video- Laila Anderson Has Questions For The All-Stars
from Sam Masterson of KMOX, The great Laila Anderson was a hit during the NHL All-Star media session on Thursday night in St. Louis. Watch some of her hard-hitting questions like, which one of your teammates has the smelliest gloves, what's the last thing you watched on Netflix and is it true that Colton Parayko is the nicest person on the planet? continue to watch the video or view it below...
The NHL’s Best Farm Systems Ranked – Midseason Update
Prospects can make or break an NHL organization. Properly scouting, drafting and developing players can set up a team for a decade of success. Trading off those pieces and draft picks for an immediate fix may help that season, even the next one, but it will hurt the franchise in the long run. Every NHL […]
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The Detroit Red Wings Before The Trade Deadline
from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, After speaking to sources around the NHL this week, we take a look at all 31 teams one month before the trade deadline: One thing to keep in mind with Steve Yzerman in his first year as GM in Detroit, we are far from seeing even the middle point of where this rebuild is headed, in my mind. If you look at Yzerman’s work in Tampa Bay and the massive overhaul there years ago, I think you can bank on something similar with the Wings. There is lots of work to be done. And I don’t know how much of it can be done at the trade deadline, to be quite honest. Sure Yzerman’s got pending UFAs he can flip for picks but goalie Jimmy Howard ($5.1 million cap hit) has struggled this season, veteran blueliner Mike Green ($5.375 million cap hit) has eight points in 41 games, and I don’t know how much Trevor Daley ($3.16 million cap hit) has left in the tank. So I’m really not convinced those UFAs, who carry sizeable cap hits, are going to generate much unless Howard gets going after the break and convinces contending teams looking for goalie insurance he’s back to form. The real question is whether other teams entice Yzerman in the type of hockey deal he might examine come the offseason. Can Yzerman more forcibly start re-shaping the roster in February instead of waiting until June? Would he listen on RFAs such as Andreas Athanasiou? I don’t have the answer to that. But Yzerman has got eight RFAs on his NHL roster right now and you have to ask the question whether it makes sense that all eight are back next year given how things have gone. Let’s not kid ourselves here, the best way to kickstart a rebuild is to finally pick in top three. They haven’t drafted top 3 since 1990 when they took Keith Primeau third overall; they haven’t picked first overall since Joe Murphy in 1986. It’s a franchise in need of it. 30 more (paid subscription) teams...
One for the Ages: Jim Schoenfeld’s 1979-80 NHL Season
When rugged defenseman Jim Schoenfeld broke into the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1972-73 season, you would have been hard-pressed to find a tougher hockey player. A 20-year-old, fiery redhead who was larger than most of his contemporaries at 6-foot-2 and over 200 pounds. With a mane of sweat-laden hair that touched upon […]
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Oilers’ Mcdavid Details Recovery From Knee Injury in Documentary
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is detailing in a documentary his recovery and rehab process from the major knee injury he sustained last season. ‘Connor McDavid: Whatever It Takes’ will air on Sportsnet on Friday night after the NHL all-star skills competition. The documentary, made by longtime Oilers filmmaker Don Metz, details McDavid’s decision not to have surgery on his badly injured […]
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Ovechkin’s All-Star Decision and the Logic Behind It
For a player like Alex Ovechkin, the NHL All-Star Game does not have the same appeal as it might to others. Ovechkin has reached the pinnacle of hockey, winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, entering the top-10 in goals scored in NHL history and scoring 50 goals eight times in his career. For him, the focus […]
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Rick Nash Trade Paying Off for Rangers Two Seasons Later
As the trade deadline inches closer, the New York Rangers find themselves in a similar position to the one they were in two seasons ago. The Blueshirts are falling out of the playoff race, just as they did in 2017-18. This is an opportunity for the team to make trades and acquire valuable future assets. […]
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Jets’ 3 Biggest Underachievers
The Winnipeg Jets are now losers of four straight games and are an abysmal 3-7-1 in the month of January. This is a team that was once top-three in the Central Division, but are now out of a playoff position and fighting just to stay in the race. Related: Jets’ Struggles Will Continue While the […]
Blackhawks Hit All-Star Break Trending Up
I really, really, really wanted to be writing about the Chicago Blackhawks’ six-game win streak today. But alas, it was not to be. Former Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville came to town with his Florida Panthers and spoiled the run on the last matchup before the All-Star break and bye week. The Blackhawks will have […]
Maple Leafs’ Struggles Need to Be Addressed
Things could be better for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they head into the All-Star break. In what has already been an eventful season so far, the storylines and issues surrounding the roster haven’t stopped. From injuries and defensive woes, to Frederik Andersen’s recent struggles in the net, there shouldn’t be any rest and relaxation […]
This Is Not The NHL’s Super Bowl, But Let’s Say It Is
Prop betting is huge for the NFL's big game where you can place a bet on almost any scenario. But since this is a hockey website, let's see how prop bets for the NHL All-Star Weekend would compare to the NFL's big game. I am a traditionalist when it comes to our game but my view of the NHL All-Star game has changed. Watch it if you wish and enjoy it, no need to complain about it. After all, the game will be forgotten quickly with the regular season returning on Monday. Back to the prop bets. Many places take sport bets online and you may find a place to meet your needs on the NHL All-Star game.
NHL Short Notes
NHL’S BEST ARRIVE IN ST. LOUIS FOR ALL-STAR FESTIVITIES Forty-five All-Stars descended on St. Louis – home of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion Blues – for 2020 NHL All-Star Media Day presented by adidas. The Blues are the first team in more than 30 years to host the NHL All-Star Game as defending Stanley Cup champion – the last team to do so was the Oilers (Stanley Cup in 1988; All-Star host in 1989).