By: 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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