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Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:40 am
Edited on: January 28, 2012 7:22 pm
 
CBJBy: Adam Gretz

On the eve of the 2012 All-Star game, the NHL announced that the 2013 game will take place in Columbus, Ohio, at Nationwide Arena, the home of the Blue Jackets.

It will be the second major event that Columbus has hosted, as the 2007 Entry Draft was held there as well.

If the league continues its current All-Star format with two captains picking their teams from a pool of All-Stars, it's a good bet that Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash will be one of the players making the choices next season. In each of the past two years the host team has provided one of the captains, with Eric Staal being named one last season in Carolina, and Daniel Alfredsson picking his team on Thursday night in Ottawa.

Of course, two things will have to happen for us to get to that point: 1) There's no cancellation of the game due to some sort of CBA hold-up (the current agreement is up after this season, so who knows what's going to happen there) and 2) Rick Nash is still a member of the Blue Jackets.

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Comments

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:18 am
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

A more boring place to hold the game must nat have had any ice time. Maybe Oklahoma or Salt Lake City! (Now how about we keep the game in real hockey towns like Montreal, Detroit, Boston, etc.) Maybe put the game in Edmonton, now that would be the highlight of their existance for a while.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:22 pm
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

"Something to make the NHL all star weekend even more dreadful.... have it in Ohio!!  YUCK!!"

LMAO!



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:29 am
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Nash makes 7M+ a season signed thorugh 2018 I believe. Hard to move that kind of cabbage and as good as he is the BJs will want a lot in players and picks and prospects for him.
Howson has done a crappy job as GM. Worst decision was firing Hitchcock because Filatov didn't want to play and defense.

Nash did say to the press he would be willing to waive his no trade clause if the team felt it was for the best interest of the teams future. By saying that openely he is saying politely he wants out of Columbus to a team that has a snowballs chance in H to win a SC in the next six years.

Expecting a strike or lockout anyway this time next year so don't care about bettman announcing the BJs getting the game.





Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:56 pm
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Nationwide Arena is a very nice venue...don't know if Nash will still be there though...might be a house cleaning coming up.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 3:31 pm
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

don't you know man?  His "sources" are the same "sources" who said Boston players now hate Thomas.  Those anonymous "sources" sure get around.

 Bad enough when journalists use that crap in articles they write.  Now we have posters doing it to.



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:58 am
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Columbus will host its first 2013 NHL All-Star Game next year and they earn it as well for that city.Nationwide Arena will go crazy for this and the whole state of Ohio will be buzzing.This will be the second major event that Columbus has hosted as they hosted the 2007 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Nationwide Arena.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:49 am
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Something to make the NHL all star weekend even more dreadful.... have it in Ohio!!  YUCK!!



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 5:11 pm
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

yes, the BJ'S are actually playing at a higher level than i thought they would be playing at this year (sarcasm) Anyone coming to columbus need to go to the R bar its a great pre game bar right next to nationwide.  Arena district it self is the nicest area of downtown columbus.



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Arent the BJ's the last team in NHL by like 10 games. Just asking?



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:37 pm
 

Columbus will host 2013 All-Star Game

Any all star game itself is a joke, but I will definately drive 2 hours to see the skills competition next year. Nationwide Arena is great!



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