The 2016 NHL All-Star game kicks off it's new format tonight, and Uncle Leo is there to show off his skills.
Broadcast information can be found here.
Skills competition recap can be found here.
Leo's recap can be found here.
Complaining about the Kings getting the 2017 game can be found here.
The NHL has changed the All-Star game format to three on three, with a team from each Division (even though they only have two jerseys, not four). Each East division will play each other and they will face off against the winner of the West. The biggest change is that there's a reward for the winners: $1,000,000.00
Here are your rosters for each division:
|Gerard Gallant - Coach||Florida Panthers|
|Ben Bishop (G)||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Roberto Luongo (G)||Florida Panthers|
|Aaron Ekblad (D)||Florida Panthers|
|Erik Karlsson (D)||Ottawa Senators|
|P.K. Subban (D)||Montreal Canadiens|
|Patrice Bergeron (F)||Boston Bruins|
|C - Jaromir Jagr (F)||Florida Panthers|
|Leo Komarov (F)||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Dylan Larkin (F)||Detroit Red Wings|
|Ryan O'Reilly (F)||Buffalo Sabres|
|Steven Stamkos (F)||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Barry Trotz - Coach||Washington Capitals|
|Braden Holtby (G)||Washington Capitals|
|Cory Schneider (G)||New Jersey Devils|
|Justin Faulk (D)||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Kris Letang (D)||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Ryan McDonagh (D)||New York Rangers|
|Nicklas Backstrom (F)||Washington Capitals|
|Claude Giroux (F)||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Evgeny Kuznetsov (F)||Washington Capitals|
|Evgeni Malkin (F)||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Brandon Saad (F)||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|John Tavares (F)||New York Islanders|
|Darryll Sutter- Coach||Los Angeles Kings|
|John Gibson (G)||Anaheim Ducks|
|Jonathan Quick (G)||Los Angeles Kings|
|Brent Burns (D)||San Jose Sharks|
|Drew Doughty (D)||Los Angeles Kings|
|Mark Giordano (D)||Calgary Flames|
|Johnny Gaudreau (F)||Calgary Flames|
|Taylor Hall (F)||Edmonton Oilers|
|Joe Pavelski (F)||San Jose Sharks|
|Corey Perry (F)||Anaheim Ducks|
|C - John Scott (F)||Montreal Canadiens|
|Daniel Sedin (F)||Vancouver Canucks|
|Lindy Ruff-Coach||Dallas Stars|
|Devan Dubnyk (G)||Minnesota Wild|
|Pekka Rinne (G)||Nashville Predators|
|Dustin Byfuglien (D)||Winnpeg Jets|
|Roman Josi (D)||Nashville Predators|
|Shea Weber (D)||Nashville Predators|
|Jamie Benn (F)||Dallas Stars|
|Matt Duchene (F)||Colorado Avalanche|
|C-Patrick Kane (F)||Chicago Blackhawks|
|James Neal (F)||Nashville Predators|
|Tyler Seguin (F)||Dallas Stars|
|Vladimir Tarasenko (F)||St. Louis Blues|
The games are 20 minutes long, so we'll have 2x games to find the conference winners and 1 final game for the champion. It seems to be with how the teams are set up they'll roll 2F and 1 D on each line. Goalies will probably play 10 min each.
The game kicks off at 5PM tonight. It's new, it's more interesting, let's see if the ratings match the amount of words spilled on this bloody thing.