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Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: January 28th



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All-Star Weekend is in the books as the regular season resumes Monday night. Here is the top hockey news of the day for Monday, January 28th from the weekend that was. Today’s stories include Metro takes the top prize, CCM does the right thing, NHL making contributions to women’s hockey, Kendall Coyne participates in the fastest skater, Sidney Crosby named MVP, NHL names teams for the outdoor games, Commissioner not looking for a fight, Auston Matthews pays tribute to Marleau, and player tracking coming to NHL next season

Top Hockey News for Monday, January 28th

The NHL held its annual All-Star Game, and the Metro took home the million dollar prize.

After Brianna Decker demonstrated the premier passer skill in a fast time, there was some social media outcry. The following day CCM stepped to the plate and is going to pay Decker the $25k.

To go along with Decker getting paid by CCM, the NHL is donating $25k to all four women who participated in All-Star Weekend.

Team USA Women’s hockey player Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman to participate in the NHL Fastest Skater Competition.

Sidney Crosby continues to show he is the best in the world as he took home NHL All-Star Game MVP honors.

The NHL announced Dallas will Host Nashville in the Winter Classic. While Colorado will host Los Angeles in a Stadium Series game.

With the CBA set to expire soon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is not looking for a fight the NHLPA.

Prior to participating in the Accuracy Shooting contest, Auston Matthews paid tribute to Patrick Marleau in San Jose.

The NHL also announced that player and puck tracking would be coming next season.

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Photo Credit: Santeri Viinamäki [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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