Did you watch the All-Star Game? Wasn't John Scott great? Isn't the NHL a terrible place? Yeah. There isn't a lot more to say.
Dubnyk comes full circle with All-Star selection - StarTribune.com Awwww. I'm happy for him.
NHL Insider: Another strong finish is uncertain for the Wild - StarTribune.com I didn't read this because the headline was sad.
Tom Powers: Wild’s ‘process’ creating defense-first Yeobots – Twin Cities This was beautiful. There was a song. "Yeobots." An absolute must read of sadness laughs.
Let's end with something not sad.
Off the Trail
Richfield: Where hockey died for lack of interest - StarTribune.com I have a lot of issues with article. It brings up that the high cost of hockey has caused lower enrollment, and says this is bad because programs are dying. Sure, that's a bummer for these suburbs, but maybe there should be some effort into making hockey more accessible to more people? Maybe efforts should be made that more young people have a chance to play hockey, even if their families don't have money.
NHL not worried about World Cup no-shows: players or fans | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports I'm not convinced the NHL worries about anything, they just do shit and hope it turns out.
Report: Gary Bettman signed new contract through 2022 | theScore.com Cool, it would take a while to get used to a new super villain/punching bag.