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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,

 

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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.

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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.”

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Video- Saves Of The Week

183 seconds to completion.

 

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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.

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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?

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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).

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Video- All-Star Weekend Has Officially Started

Ha, punches thrown too.

 

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Stars On Stars

from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News,

What makes an elite athlete tick? And what sets apart the best in the world from those who are just pretty good? In hockey, we’re always putting superstars under the microscope in an attempt to figure out how Connor McDavid became Connor McDavid, or why Sidney Crosby is one of the greatest ever.

But who do hockey’s best players admire? Specifically, which players do they like to watch in other sports? That’s the question I posed to a bunch of top NHLers at All-Star Weekend’s media day and in my small, random sample, tennis icon Roger Federer was the runaway winner. But before we get to ‘Feds,’ let’s start off with some of the other answers.

NFL players got some love, starting with a certain New England Patriots quarterback.

“Tom Brady,” said Dallas’ Tyler Seguin. “A champion through and through and he has that hunger to continuously do it. I’d like to hang around with him and see how he is so consistent and what makes him tick.”

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33 Big Games Left For The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,

It’s probably a good thing most Maple Leafs vacated the GTA during their ongoing bye week and all-star break. If they’d stayed, they might not have enjoyed the tone of the public discourse around their season.

The “outside noise,” as the players have come to call it, has the Maple Leafs in a heap of trouble of their own making. And in some ways they are. In a matter of a couple of weeks, after they lost five of six games leading into their eight-day respite from the grind, they went from being relatively firmly ensconced in third place in the Atlantic Division to a much more precarious lot in life — four points back of the third-place Florida Panthers and three points out of the final wild-card slot.

That’s nothing that can’t be easily made up in the remaining 33 games, but it’s a rough stretch, for sure. The playoff odds at MoneyPuck.com have Toronto as a 63% shot to make the playoffs. Which is to say: The season is getting uncomfortably close to coming down to a coin flip.

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