Hockey may have been born in frigid temperatures, but nothing warms our hearts quite like the NHL All-Star Weekend. From the raucous fans and body checks to the insane traditions and penalty box, what’s not to love about a weekend dedicated to hockey?
The first official All-Star Game was held during the 1947–48 NHL season and is now the symbolic halfway point in the regular season. While many aspects of the sport have changed over the years, our love for the game is always constant.
Which Side are You On?
This Friday, January 26 marks the beginning of a three day National Hockey League All-Star Pre-Game Party. At Let’s Take Out the Trash, the Pre-Game starts now! We want to know which Division you will be rooting for.
The Stars Prepare to Face Off in the Sunshine State
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators will be captains for the second straight season for the Pacific Division and Central Division. Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals will join them as captains for the Atlantic Division and Metropolitan Division.
The Central Division was the easiest division for NHL.com voters since the fewest number of players in any division were considered. The Lightning, the top team in the League, dominated the Atlantic Division Roster while the defending Stanley Cup-champion Penguins had only one player voted to the Metropolitan Division team by the NHL.com voters. Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks was a unanimous selection for Pacific Division and will play among forwards who are considered to be a new breed of player.
Which players are you excited to see on the Rosters this year?
Puck it up, buttercup!
Tell us who you’ll be cheering to Take Out The Trash at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.
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