All-Star Jerseys Revealed
The NHL released images of the 2020 All-Star game jerseys yesterday. As with any reveal, they were met with mixed reviews, but the Colorado Avalanche ones don’t contain much to complain about. There is a white one and a dark grey version and each has five silver striped across the chest and arms with a red Avs logo on the front and the All-Star patch on the sleeve. Nathan MacKinnon’s jersey will have a C on it, and of course this has become another promotional strategy to get Cale Makar into the All-Star game so he can wear one as well. Speaking of...
Vote for Cale
Voting for Makar as the Last Man In Candidate for the Central Division ends tomorrow. Each person can vote up to 10 times per day at NHL.com/vote. Makar is one of seven candidates in the Central, including Jonathan Toews and Jamie Benn.
No Suspensions Given
(1/2) After thoroughly reviewing all available video and following a telephone hearing today, the Department of Player Safety has determined that there will be no supplemental discipline assessed to NY Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren for his hit against Colorado’s Joonas Donskoi.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 8, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, the NHL Department of Player Safety rules that Ryan Lindgren will not receive any further punishment for his hit against Joonas Donskoi in Tuesday’s game. Lindgren was given a five minute major for the hit, but will not suffer further consequences. Nazem Kadri got into a fight with Lindgren after Donskoi had to leave the game, and was also penalized for fighting, and instigating.
Most Valuable Teacher Awards
Fourteen year teacher Kristie Patrick is a finalist for the NHL’s Most Valuable Teacher award, which honors a teacher who “educate students, ... help instill values, build character and shape future generations of smart, responsible citizens.”
Patrick teaches at Coronado Hills Elementary School in Denver, and her favorite player is Erik Johnson. Voting is open now.
Bieber vs. Binnington
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Just after announcing he has Lyme Disease, Justin Bieber and St. Louis Blues Goalie Jordan Binnington have come to terms on their upcoming breakaway challenge. This was all conducted over social media as they commented on each other’s Instagram accounts. If Binnington wins, he’ll dye his hair platinum blond, and if Bieber scores on Binnington, he’ll donate $10,000 to charity. The date has yet to be set, but the two Canadians will likely face off over the summer.