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It's the All-Star Break!

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Let's get this out of Ottawa and into Toronto!
Let's get this out of Ottawa and into Toronto!
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Happy All-Star Draft Day everybody!  Will Kessel go first? Last? Somewhere in between? Oh the excitement is almost too much for me!

Speaking of All-Star games, I was at the CHL Top Prospects game last night, and I'll have a bit more on that experience later, but it was what we want an All-Star game to be. Not quite the best out of the CHL, those are usually the kids who are in their post-draft year, but some of the best players facing off in an actual hockey game that matters to them, and holds meaning. There were quite a few big hits thrown, a moment where we thought someone broke Connor McDavid, and another kid limping off the ice. Am I saying I want the All-Star Game to become the Thunderdome?

Yes.

Leafs Links

Justin and Jeffler Pick Their All-Star Teams | The LeafsNation
They stole this from my blog the damn thieves

Vintage Leaf Memories - Which Maple Leafs on this roster really deserve to be Leafs?

BWB Post-Game: Game 48 - Toronto @ Ottawa
Come on, you want to re-live it.

Mirtle: Leafs season-killing losing skid hitting new levels - The Globe and Mail

NHL Links

NHL All-Star Game ticket policy changed at last minute, hurting parents with small kids - The Cannon
This is a dick move. SO you tell people AFTER tickets are sold kids under 3 can't sit in their parents lap as usual?

Number Dump: I'm addicted to tables - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Heh. Dump

Beyond Checkerdome #70: Mr Dangle - St. Louis Game Time

Of hockey events and Tampa Bay as host - Raw Charge
I'd love TB to get the WJ one day. What a trip that would be. All the fun of the Jr's and no fucking winter.

Sidney Crosby out of All-Star Game with lower body injury | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
STOP HAVING IT. NO ONE WANTS TO GO

Filip Forsberg Named to 2015 All-Star Game - On the Forecheck
Reminder - The Capitals traded him for Martin Erat

Flames Near Purchase of E.C.H.L.'s Stockton Thunder - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The march to create the AHL West continues

Mangano trolling is the same sad song from Nassau - Lighthouse Hockey

Dive Files: The NHL is handing out fines, let's take a look at the perpetrators - Eyes On The Prize

Down Goes Brown: The "everything wrong with the all-star game" fantasy draft

Five factoids about the Buffalo Sabres at the All-Star Break - Die By The Blade

Are the Rangers stable of centers among the league’s best? - Blue Seat Blogs

Thoughts heading into All-Star Weekend - Blue Seat Blogs

Be Featured on Battle of California! - Battle of California

The Montreal Canadiens almost relocated to Cleveland - Eyes On The Prize

Non-NHL Links

CHL Top Prospects Game: Team Orr dominates Team Cherry - NHL on CBC Sports

And if you reallly don't get why I love that so much its because of this:

CHL Top Prospects Game power rankings - Sportsnet.ca
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Travis Konecny, Timo Meier lead Team Orr to win: CHL Top Prospects Game 3 Stars - Buzzing the Net

Sarnia Sting sold to Derian Hatcher and David Legwand, who vow 'hands-on' approach - Buzzing the Net
Two OHL teams sold in a month.

Edit:

Due to popular demand here is Garrett Sparks playing air guitar at the ECHL All-Star game

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