The Opening Festivities
The event kicks off this evening at 8:30 PM central with "NHL100 presented by GEICO" (the final 67 of “100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian”). The attending greats will all be wearing special jackets just for the occasion. Nashville’s own David Poile, along with 57 other hockey dignitaries had a hand in selecting the list. You can watch the action on NBCSN.
The Skills Competition
They’re taking away the breakaway challenge and adding in another skill contest. P.K. Subban remains the reigning champion of the nixed event, but he was positive about the change. The real reason to watch is all the players hanging out on the ice with their cell phones being fans just like us, anyway. You can get a breakdown of the events here and tune in on Saturday at 6:00 PM central on NBCSN.
The All-Star Game
With last year’s success with the new 3-on-3 format, they’re rolling it out again to the delight of some of the players:
Toews likes 3-on-3 ASG format. Said 2015 game was "epitome of just floating around. ... It's fun when guys give a little bit of an effort."— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) January 26, 2017
You do you, dude.
They have some splashy jerseys modeled on the Kings’ historical colors, although they could be arranged by division a bit better. You can watch the game on NBC at 2:30 PM central to see which team wants to win $1,000,000 the most.