Saturday's Dump & Chase: Skills Competition Day!
As the only member of the staff here at All Star Weekend who isn't "sleeping in" after staying out last night, I drew links duty...responsibility sucks sometimes. Anyways, we've got a glorious 63 degree sunshine-y day ahead, so throw on some shorts and a jersey and come on down...y
Around the NHL
Shea Weber's shot one of NHL's greatest weapons-The Tennessean
Please, please, please win tonight, Shea. PLEASE.
NHL All-Stars Relate Fondness for Nashville - Nashville Predators
They like us, guys! They really like us!
For families, NHL Fan Fair is hockey heaven-The Tennessean
I've been 5 times and I don't even have a family. What's your excuse?
James Neal of Nashville Predators canceled vacation for All-Star Game spot | NHL.com
He gives everything for you people. I hope you're grateful.
Ironic return to Nashville for Barry Trotz as All-Star coach | SI.com
He was in the media room chatting with people yesterday for 15 hours (approximate).
Bettman says fans spoke, so John Scott is ‘welcome’ at All-Star Game - The Globe and Mail
What else can we complain about to get Bettman to fix? Let's workshop this before the weekend ends.
Cult of John Scott: Unlikeliest All-Star KO'd cynicism, brought the fun | Puck Daddy
He's having tons o' fun, for sure. And if you're not rooting for him, there's the door.
John Scott: Burns, Pavelski said "we'll get you a couple" - Working the Corners
Feel free to light Dubnyk up, but leave Pekka alone.
Steven Stamkos, sticks and souvenirs — an NHL All-Star story | Tampa Bay Times
Everybody wants a signed Jagr stick. Me included.
NHL All-Star Weekend 2016: Brandon Saad credits time with Blackhawks for career success - Second City Hockey
Last night, I learned that not all Blackhawks fans are subhuman...we hung with the dude who wrote this article last night and seemed like basically a good dude. Even if his taste in sports teams is HORRIBLE.
The NHL suspends players who skip the All-Star Game and that’s perfectly fine - SBNation.com
Playing in an All-Star Game doesn’t make a guy an all-star | The Hockey News
Your Official Buzzkill Link of the Day.
'Buff' gives lukewarm response on Jets - TSN
I asked Byfuglien if he'd like to play for Panthers: "They're def. a team whos playing well and think will keep doing well for awhile. cont.— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) January 29, 2016
There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks | New York Post
Linked for the headline alone.
Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos weighing all options before making free-agency decision-ESPN
He could sign an 8 year deal with Tampa today and he's still get asked about playing in Toronto.