NHL Announces 2018 All-Star Game Location, Stadium Series Matchup

On Sunday, the NHL announced some business for the 2017-18 season.

The Maple Leafs will face the Capitals in the Stadium Series game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis on March 3, 2018.

More significantly, the league announced Tampa will host the 2018 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 28.

Scheduling an all-star game in January doubles-down on Commissioner Gary Bettman’s stance that the NHL will not be sending players to the 2018 Winter Olympics in¬†PyeongChang, South Korea.

The complete schedule of league events for the 2017-18 season is below. Chicago will not be included in any of the league’s signature¬†events.

17 thoughts on “NHL Announces 2018 All-Star Game Location, Stadium Series Matchup

  1. I think it,s just what we need ,.,show case our rough and ready talent . Man what a year makes . I can see us just a hoisting the CUP again soon . All the hard work done now ,.,..,CUP TIME . bull shit ,.,.,Stan is Fucked .

  2. Hawkhead-not many teams have hoisted the Cup in the last several years-why? Cause it’s hard and it’s even harder to do for a long time due to circumstances. A few re-dos on decisions yes, some mistakes of course but appreciate what was–

    Our ‘what have you done for me lately’ world is what is kinda fuc..d.

  3. I always enjoyed the Nhl’s participation in the Winter Olympics gave us some great hockey. Bettman always states how he wants to increase hockeys exposure so what do they do skip the Olympics and have a totally useless all – star game. What else does this brilliance accomplish it alienates your players. Once again the NHL makes a decision that relegates hockey to the lowest position of major professional sports!

  4. Noonan, Why are you always so disagreeable with almost every comment that’s posted here? Fans do have a right to their opinion. Sorry but it needed to be said/

  5. Watching the playoffs last night I kept thinking it should have been us!! Pekka Rinne was a Swedish meatball in goal.

  6. Fans do have a right to their opinion.

    Yes Snuggly Dolt-we all do. You are proof of that.

  7. Interesting article in the Trib about the lack of any sort of return from the Sharp trade hurting the Hawks the last two years. One thing that was noted in the article was the fact that “Daley struggled to fit into Q’s system and therefore did not get playing time” and also that it is “tricky to find defensemen to fit into there style since the Hawks have one of the more complicated systems.”

    I’ve always been curious about this, especially with Daley who went on to help the Penguins get to back-to-back SCF playing a lot of minutes for the Penguins. What exactly is the “complicated defensive system” the Hawks play that makes it so difficult for players to adapt to? Anyone with the deep hockey strategy knowledge able to explain it?

  8. DM, I could not disagree more. We argue that our players with all their success are burnt out. So what? Replace an 82 game regular season to a 95 game regular season for your best players? The Olympics are a distraction and the timing could not be worse since they occur in the home stretch of the season when players are dealing with injuries anyway. The Olympics were not intended to showcase the world best athletes. The Olympics were designed to showcase world’s best athletes of the future…..and I do not care what other countries do.

    Players like Ovechkin are over pampered babies stating that they will go regardless of what the NHL or their employers allow. That is like you taking a 3 week vacation when you have no time available. Wow, what great teammate.

    Finally, We, the fans, pay up the wazoo to see our teams play at 100%. The players get paid to give us 100%. It is their job and all other concerns are secondary.

  9. Mike I guess we agree to disagree but I just think the Olympic exposure is good for the game. I’m just so tired of hockey being looked down on when compared to the other major sports. It only happens every 4 years. I really do understand your comment and maybe if Olympic hockey goes back to non professional athletes it would still be entertaining.

  10. Not much activity to talk about these days so figured it was a question worth asking. But hey, good job playing internet cop and making sure we stay on the all important topic of breaking down the pros/cons of participating in the olympics vs the all star game.

  11. Taking NHL players to play games in the middle of the night North America time does not increase league exposure.

    Further, taking those players and re-arranging/re-sorting them into teams by country rather than club is about as interesting as re-arranging the furnature and telling someone you have a new home.

    I get much more interested in seeing OTHER players get to share he glory and spotlight for a change. 1980 gold was the greatest hockey experience ever and it would have meant nothing with NHL players.

  12. Espo, and that goes for boxing and basketball as well.
    I remember some years ago the pre-madonna Dream Team would not stay in the Olympic Village. Wow what spirit. I was embarrassed for the NBA and the USA that day.

    GIVE THE OLYMPICS BACK TO THE USA KIDS

  13. NAS outplays them overall and dominates PIT at times. NAS doesn’t win that’s highway robbery.

  14. Sorry if it wasn’t you but someone is ruing this site-and Tab seems to be silent about it.

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