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NHL All Star Skills Competition shows lots of personality and a little skill

Ryan Johansen wears an Ohio State jersey to please the hometown crowd. (Andrew Weber - USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Johansen wears an Ohio State jersey to please the hometown crowd. (Andrew Weber – USA TODAY Sports)

On Saturday night, some of the best of the NHL gathered in Columbus, Ohio for the NHL All Star Skills Competition. As the Columbus Cannon shot off and scared a few people, lets take a look at some of the highlights. Read more

Rick Nash helped Columbus grow into an All-Star City

Rick Nash enjoying the All-Star fantasy draft (NYR Twitter)

Rick Nash enjoying the All-Star fantasy draft (NYR Twitter)

When Rick Nash was traded to the New York Rangers in 2012 he instantly became a villain to the Blue Jackets faithful. Fan feelings aside, Nash doesn’t seem to have any ill will directed at the city. Even though he’s booed every time he has touched the puck in his subsequent returns. Read more

“All Star” Mascots will showdown this weekend in Columbus

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The inaugural Mascot Showdown will take place in Columbus, Ohio during the All Star Weekend. Courtesy of NHL.com

This weekend, the best of the NHL will be converging on Columbus, Ohio for the All-Star Game. While the boys play on the ice, their team mascots will be competing in their own conference match ups in the Mascot Showdown. Let’s check out the competition. Read more

NHL Eastern Conference: Odds of making the playoffs

New York Islanders' John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

New York Islanders’ John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

As we near the 41 game mark for some teams, it signifies the mid-way point of the NHL season. Although it is still early, many teams have gotten off to starts that have laid the foundation for clinching a playoff berth. Let’s check in on the Eastern Conference and see who the odds are in favor of. Read more

Jackets climb out of the basement: Metro Division Weekly Recap



Another week has passed, and the Metropolitan Division continues to boast top, yet mediocre, talent. The Penguins have assumed full control of first place in the division, while the Blue Jackets have leapfrogged from the bottom to the middle of the pack. Read more

Pens, Isles elite in mediocre division: Metro Division Recap – Week 10


The Metropolitan Division still continues to be one of the league’s most intriguing. The Penguins and Islanders remain top-tier, and their arms race continues, as both teams have 38 points. Pittsburgh’s lost their grip on first-place leaguewide (that now belongs to Anaheim), but the Pens and Isles sit at fourth and fifth in the league, respectively. Read more

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