Weekly Cupcakes: MacKinnon is an All Star

Colorado Avalanche

Avs’ Nathan MacKinnon is pseudo leader of four rival Blues at All-Star Game in St. Louis. MacKinnon is making his fourth All-Star Game appearance and second straight as the Central Division’s captain. [Denver Post]

McDavid, MacKinnon top Crosby in player poll. [TSN]

Nice to see Sakic getting some recognition. The 6 coaches and general managers that will impact NHL playoff race. [NBC Sports]

The Rest of Hockey

NHL, players talking about changing All-Star Game format back to more ‘international flavour’. [The Globe and Mail]

Brett Hull is having the time of his life at NHL All-Star Game. [Yahoo Sports]

When might we see an NHL-backed women’s league? [Sportsnet]

All-Star coaches discuss job security in NHL. Cassidy, Tocchet among those who believe ‘you can’t worry about that sort of stuff’. [NHL]

Best and worst of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game: Laila Anderson, Green Day, women’s 3-on-3 and more. [ESPN]

Notables

Kobe Bryant and his daughter passed away Sunday January 26th. Kobe Bryant was 41. [LA Times]

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