In case you missed it last night was the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic hosted by Hershey, Pennsylvania home of the back-to-back Calder Cup winning Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals affiliate). The Nightmare on Helm street has a humorous recap of the game that ended 11-8 East over West.
The All-Star weekend was full of first. A first for Raleigh (good job by the way to all of the Caniac’s), the new All-Star format that saw 1.5 million Canadians tune into the NHL Fantasy Draft (no word yet on the American viewer ship), also it was a first for Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson and Washington’s Mike Green.
Ovechkin and Green return to Washington from All-Star Break and it is time to get back to reality.
Move over Ovi and Sid; Duchene is the new face in town…
Have you heard the joke about the soft Europeans? How they don’t like to fight? Check out this video from England between the IOW Tigers and the Bristol Pitbulls.
Fresh from the All-Star Break the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced new logo’s and sweaters for the team.
In the 2010 NHL Entry Draft the Edmonton Oilers took Taylor Hall with the first overall pick – are the Oilers headed for another high pick in the 2011 Entry Draft?
With the departure of Mike Modano from the Dallas Stars over the summer there were many questions as to what the future of the team would look like. Loui Eriksson wasted no time stepping into the spotlight all the way to the All-Star Weekend.
Speaking of Mike Modano his new Red Wing team looks to be caught up in some 24/7 talks. Could the Winter Classic be heading to Detroit?
Hit hard by the injury ninja this season the New York Rangers have hung in there in the standings with the help of their developing prospect system. Now here comes the problem – those injured are coming back. Frank Castaldi has a look at the new problems facing the Rangers and who you might see back in a blueshirt tonight when the Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Versus at 7:30 EST.
A powerful story about the life of Sharks’ prospect Tom Cavanagh who took his life last month.
Tonight is a return to hockey with the following matchups:
Florida / Toronto
Ottawa / New Jersey
Boston / Carolina
New York (Isles) / Atlanta
Chicago / Columbus
Pittsburgh / New York (Rags)
Montreal / Washtington
Philadelphia / Tampa Bay
Colorado / St. Louis
Calgary / Nashville
Los Angeles / Minnesota
Vancouver / Dallas
Phoenix / San Jose