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All-Star Weekend wrapped up Sunday evening, and boy, was it a weekend. Yours truly was in Columbus for his day job:
Overall, Columbus did a nice job with the event. Everything went well, BUT GOODNESS, THAT CANNON HAS GOT TO GO. I had a chance to chat with Patrik Elias briefly, and as you might expect, he's a pretty nice guy. What did you think about the weekend?
A former Prudential Center executive is suing Lou Lamoriello for lost wages when he was fired when the new ownership took over. [NorthJersey.com]
The actual All-Star Game produced 29 goals. Yep. That's a lot of goals. [Puck Daddy] [PHT]
The Blue Jackets were proud of Columbus on a pretty nice weekend overall. [PHT]
John Tavares and Jake Voracek scored four and three goals respectively in the game. [Puck Daddy]
Voracek, you genius. Highlights from the Breakaway Challenge: [PHT]
Shea Weber is ... good at slap shots:
During the All-Star Draft, it became ... apparent that Alex Ovechkin wanted to win the car awarded (?) to the player who is picked last. Why? Here's the reason: [Puck Daddy]
A piece written by Tyler Seguin on being traded by the Bruins: [The Players Tribune]
The NHL and NHLPA have announced the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. It will feature an ... interesting array of teams. [PHT]
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