The NHL All-Star break is officially here! The league definitely is going to enjoy this little break from the action. Let’s dive in with a couple of thoughts as the league enters a weekend off before picking up action on Monday, February 7th with games in Toronto and Ottawa.
As we currently sit, here are the division leaders throughout each division: The Florida Panthers lead the Atlantic Division, the Carolina Hurricanes lead the Metropolitan Division, the Colorado Avalanche have a nice lead in the Central Division, and the Vegas Golden Knights lead the charge in the Pacific.
First All-Star Break Thought: The NHL might need to do something in Chicago.
The Chicago Blackhawks held a town hall meeting that can still be found on youtube. During the meeting, The Athletic writer Mark Lazerus asked a question and the answer from team chairman Rocky Wirtz was disheartening, to say the least. You can find the full exchange here:
The NHL led by Gary Bettman might need to step in especially after an exchange like that. The Blackhawks did end up losing their game last night and continue to search for a new general manager of their team.