NHL Slap Shots: All-Star weekend recap

Trevor Smith

Sports Blogger

@trevor_smith20

 

Metropolitan and Atlantic teams take home wins

All-Star weekend was in full swing with skills competitions and a 3-on-3 tournament at the center of it all. For the Atlantic team, craftiness was the name of the game as it took home the hardware in the skills competition. As for the Metropolitan team, two late add-ins helped lead it to 3-on-3 victory and bragging rights for a year.

 

Wayne Simmonds wins MVP

A year after John Scott’s improbable MVP, Wayne Simmonds took home the honor. The Flyers’ forward and first time all-star recorded a hat trick in Metropolitan’s two games to lead them to victory.

 

Bettman says Carolina Hurricanes are staying put

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke out to let Hurricanes fans know that they have no reason to fear the team’s rumored relocation to Quebec City. The team is in the midst of a seven-year playoff drought and have every right to worry as the Hurricanes are currently in last place of the Metropolitan Division.

 

Top 100 NHL Legends

The most humbling experience of All-Star weekend was when the top 100 players came out before the All-Star game. To top everything off, they came back before the 3-on-3 tournament to drop a puck for every all-star player, which left everyone in awe.

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