The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a recent report from Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, the NHL and NHLPA are discussing the possibility of getting rid of the All-Star Game in favor of an international event overseas. Though details are scarce on what that new event would look like, the league seems focused on growing its brand internationally. That may sound a bit strange, especially considering the NHL is opting not to send its players to
Milan Lucic wants to stem the tide for the Edmonton Oilers before they rack up too many losses and it becomes a lost season. Teuvo Teravainen had a pair of goals and Jordan Staal a goal and three assists as the Carolina Hurricanes scored early and didn't look back in a 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday. Mark Letestu, Ryan Strome and Milan Lucic replied for the Oilers (1-4-0), who have now lost four in a row.