The NHL wanted to add a little funk to its All-Star weekend. Enter Snoop Dogg.
The rapper, also known as DJ Snoopadelic, has been booked to perform an on-ice set during player introductions for Saturday’s skills competition, the NHL announced, joining a myriad of other celebrities who will flock to the hockey celebration in Los Angeles.
McCabe followed through with his shoulder and didn’t leave his feet to deliver the blow, and the Jets mostly agreed the play was clean.
Jets coach Paul Maurice said after the game he didn’t have a problem with the hit. They hit heads. It was a straight-on hit. There is no timetable for Laine’s return to the ice, Maurice told reporters in an update Sunday morning.
The 18-year-old has been one of the most electric young players who have taken the NHL by storm this season.
In 42 games, Laine leads all rookies with 37 points and is locked in a two-horse race for the Calder Trophy with Maple Leafs wunderkind Auston Matthews, the only player drafted above Laine in 2016.
Butcher reportedly is drawing interest from the Penguins, Blackhawks and Red Wings, among other teams, while Kerfoot — who has not publicly ruled out signing with the Devils after becoming a free agent — has long been linked to his hometown Canucks, though one recent report contradicted that conventional wisdom.
Keep an eye on the Rangers. They signed Jimmy Vesey after August 15 a year ago, and did likewise with Kevin Hayes in the summer of 2014, so there is a track record of the Blueshirts heavily pursuing top college free agents. They also need a third-line center, a spot where Kerfoot — a college teammate of Vesey’s — would fit.