- Heading into the All Star Break NHL attendance was slightly down. The Hurricanes, however, saw a seven percent increase. [SportsBusinessDaily]
- Cory Lavalette’s Category 5 notes column explores, among other things, the perfect fit that Nino Niederreiter has been so far. [NSJ]
- Brianna Decker had the fastest time at the precision passing competition, but was not paid the $25,000 for winning. Her sponsor, CCM, has stepped up.
Sincerely thankful @CCMHockey You have been nothing but 1st class the last 5 years I have been a part of your family! Thank you for supporting the men’s and women’s game equally! #NHLAllStar #MadeofHockey #Hockeyisforeveryone https://t.co/IAQSLQEdnN— Brianna Decker (@Bdecker14) January 26, 2019
- Former Hurricane Jussi Jokinen has signed with Karpat in Finland (incidentally, the club whose GM is Sebastian Aho’s father).
- Speaking of Aho, he and Mikko Rantanen both attended their first All-Star weekend, and it’s unlikely to be their last. [NHL.com]
- Why was Johnny Gaudreau’s dad was behind the bench during All-Star weekend? [NHL]
Artemi Panarin’s agent, Daniel Milstein, said he wants another meeting with his client before he informs #CBJ of Panarin’s willingness to negotiate a contract w Blue Jackets. The two met over the weekend in Miami, but a second meeting now is necessary.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) January 27, 2019
- The Chilliwack Chiefs named Skyler Brind’Amour their captain, coincidentally while Rod was in town to visit following the Canes’ game in Vancouver. [Chiefs]
- ESPN breaks down the best and worst of the weekend for you, so you don’t have to. [ESPN]