February 1st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Editor's Choice, News, Top Stories 0 comments

"MVP! MVP! MVP" That was the chant that echoed from nearly 20,000 fans at the conclusion of the 2016 NHL All-Star game at Bridgestone Arena. That chant wasn't directed at Jonathan Quick, who helped the Pacific Division post a shutout in the championship game.  It wasn't directed at hometown favorite James Neal, who scored two goals and...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

Many saw the nomination of John Scott to the All-Star Game as a joke. They thought he'd be sucking air trying to keep up and be an eye sore on the ice. They were wrong. Scott, captain of the Pacific Division, was the focal point of the weekend. He was funny, had a good time and was surprisingly effective for the Pacific Division team, who...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Editor's Choice, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Wait - there’s going to be changes to the NHL All-Star Weekend? They might not be the changes some fans are looking for, but according to Elliotte Friedman there will be changes coming next season. VIDEO: Expect Big Changes to Come to the NHL ASG Process The first change is one that is expected from most who’ve followed the news of the...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Commentary 0 comments

When players are traded, demoted, placed on waivers or even benched, we as viewers and fans have gotten used to hearing the same old cliché - hockey’s just a business. And so we’ve grown used to seeing anything happen. That was until this year when the league was embarrassed by the number of all-star votes pouring in for the rarely used...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, International Hockey 0 comments

There's been a number of different proposals to fix the NHL All-Star Game from THN's Matt Larkin suggesting to make teams comprised of players of similar skill sets to THW's own Dan Rice offering up the idea to have the defending Stanley Cup Champion take on a team of All-Stars. However, the only real solution is to give fans what they really...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Canadiens History, Montreal Canadiens, Top Stories 0 comments

Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban provided Habs fans with at least one lasting All-Star Game memory, winning the skills competition’s breakaway challenge in (early 1990s) style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYzU4oMVVRY However, as fun as many might have found that bit, it doesn’t really rank in the top Canadiens moments in official...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Canucks History, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The NHL All-Star weekend is a fun time for players in the league, and the same rules can often apply for team writers - something I thought I'd take advantage of. 35-year-old Daniel Sedin is the lone Vancouver Canucks player who is an All-Star this year. It's the third time Daniel has been voted into the game; he's one of 17 all-time Canucks...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Montreal Canadiens, Top Stories 0 comments

For a league that has lacked that so-called "sellable star attraction" for what feels like an eternity, one would think the NHL would be falling all over itself to try to push Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban into the spotlight.  Instead of using the talented blueliner's infectious personality to help further grow the game and expand its...

January 31st, 2016 In All-Star Weekend, Top Stories 0 comments

As the heart of Nashville continues to enjoy the all-star festivities outside of Bridgestone Arena, Dylan Larkin and the other stars of the NHL that are being celebrated this weekend had fun with the skills competition inside the Preds’ venue. While the fun of the competition exists between the players involved - as it has for years -...

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