The St Louis Blues Jordan Kyrou shows his wares as the NHL’s fastest skater with a 13.550 beating out former fastest skater the Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid at the NHL All Star skills contest at T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (photo from nhl.com)
NHL All-Star Game podcast with Matt Harrington:
#1 Matt, I have to open the show by asking you about Austin Matthews Toronto Blue Leafs, Joe Pavelski Dallas Stars, Nazem Kadri Colorado Avalanche, Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning, and Brady Tkachuk Ottawa Senators all took shots at the cards in front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas they were dealing with Pavelski the winner what was your impression of the contest.
#2 Matt, the Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid got knocked out of the fast skating competition finishing fourth the St Louis Blues Jordan Kyrou won as fastest skater with a 13.550 snapping McDavid’s three year win steak as All Star fastest skills skater.
#3 Due to Covid 19 restrictions the 2022 NHL Draft. Attendance limits will move the draft out of Montreal in July as the league is worried about how the limits will impact revenue. As of right now anyone traveling to Canada needs a 24 hour negative test plus being boosted.
#4 Matt, here’s something special for you the NHL has announced that they will have the next Winter Classic will be held at Fenway Park in Boston. The league or the Bruins have not announced who will be the opponent in the 2023 Classic.
#5 The Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell and Andrei Vasilevskiy goaltender of the Tampa Bay Lightning both stopped the Metropolitan shooters during the skills contest talk about the contest for both Campbell and Vasilevskiy and the kind goaltenders that they are.
TSN 1050 talk show host Jeff O’Neill (left) and Edmonton Oilers left winger Evander Kane traded barbs over O’Neill saying that Kane needed to repair his relationship with his daughter amongst other insults (image from the New York Post)
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 Matt, with Evander Kane signing on with the Edmonton Oilers this week it didn’t take long for someone in the Canadian media to take a shot at him. TSN radio’s Jeff O’Neill said on TSN 1050 that Kane should repair his relationship with his daughter. Kane responded wishing O’Neill played in the NHL and asking what does O’Neill know about his relationship with his daughter?
#2 The Seattle Kraken ran into some rough weather their game against the New York Islanders has been postponed due to emergency winter storm warnings and rescheduled for Wed Feb 2 at UBS Arena in Elmont. The Kraken are scheduled for a match with the New York Rangers for Sun Jan 30th Matt any word if they’ll play that game?
#3 Matt, talk about the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon who was hit by the Boston Bruins Taylor Hall during Wednesday’s game in the first period at 2:22 the hit put MacKinnon face down on the ice and he was listed with a concussion and facial fracture.
#4 The New York Rangers Adam Fox will not play in the All Star game due to an upper body injury he will miss three games on Fri vs. Minnesota, Sun vs. Seattle, and Tue vs. Florida. Fox got pinned against the boards by the Columbus Blue Jackets Vladislav Gavrikov in the third period of Thursday’s game.
#5 NHL All Star game will be played on Sat Feb 5th at the T Mobile Center in Las Vegas. This will mark the first time in Vegas Golden Knights history that the Knights organization will host the mid-winter classic. The All Star game skills contest will be on Fri Feb 4th to start things off.