NHL All-Star Game Media Day: Brian Elliott, Las Vegas and World Cup Hockey Talk

January 23rd, 2015 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NHL All-Star Game media day is a wonderfully unique experience—two hours of hockey’s biggest names answering questions on wide-ranging topics, from ongoing contract negotiations to whom they had as teammates when they were 8 years old.

In the middle of all that interesting stuff, however, can be mind-numbing minutiae about line combinations and what it’s like to play against (ENTER PLAYER NAME HERE).

You have two choices on a day like this; either pick a player or two and write something in-depth (and usually boring), or move from station to station in an attempt to find as many interesting tiny nuggets as you can from as many players as you can.

The second option is the stupid person’s game, a fool’s errand when the first option involves much less work and a smarter use of one’s time and energy.

So, of course, I took the second option.

The NHL set up 10 pods on the main concourse at Nationwide Arena on Friday morning, bringing out players in waves for two hours before the inquiring hordes retired to a lunch of lukewarm hamburger sliders ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.