Good morning, everyone.
The members of the NHL enjoyed their last day of the All-Star break yesterday, which meant that the next wave of talent had an opportunity to show their skills to the hockey world. The AHL hosted their own All-Star Game in Atlantic City, and some Michigan connections helped the Western Conference rally to a 8-7 shootout win. Former Plymouth Whalers star Chris Terry recorded two goals and an assist for the West, while Howell native T.J. Hensick had a goal and an assist to make him our Michi-gamer of the night. Former Whalers goaltender Matt Hackett made seven saves, and Grand Rapids Griffins forward Gustav Nyquist posted an assist for the West, as well. Meanwhile, Grosse Pointe Woods native Andy Miele scored a goal and an assist for the East.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of watching Zdeno Chara fire a puck 108.8 mph. Talk about horrifying for goalies….
Outside the Mitten
Clawson, Mich. native Tim Gleason just signed a four-year extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Our favorite international hockey commentator, Darren Eliot, was in the TSN studios last night. Here’s a clip of him breaking down Henrik Lundqvist’s game.
The latest NHL trade rumors, including one that has to do with the Red Wings – click here.
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Our friend Bob Duff of the Windsor Star tweeted last night that a source informed him that Comerica Park will host AHL, NCAA (Great Lakes Invitational), OHL, and high school hockey games leading up to the 2013 NHL Winter Classic. You can see his Twitter page here.
More hockey tomorrow, and a magazine that goes to press Wednesday. Hope you have a great day, everybody.