– Here is the complete roster for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Teams will be determined through a ‘schoolyard pick’em’ fantasy draft on January 28. To see the jerseys, click here.
Sidney Crosby — Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin — Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Letang — Pittsburgh Penguins
Marc-Andre Fleury — Pittsburgh Penguins
Jonathan Toews — Chicago Blackhawks
Duncan Keith — Chicago Blackhawks
Corey Perry – Anaheim Ducks
Jarome Iginla – Calgary Flames
Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes
Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche
Rick Nash – Columbus Blue Jackets
Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars
Brad Richards – Dallas Stars
Ales Hemsky – Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias – New Jersey Devils
Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers
David Backes – St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Kesler – Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals
Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta Thrashers
Tobias Enstrom – Atlanta Thrashers
Zdeno Chara – Boston Bruins
Nicklas Lidstrom – Detroit Red Wings
Brent Burns – Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber – Nashville Predators
Marc Staal – New York Rangers
Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators
Dan Boyle – San Jose Sharks
Mike Green – Washington Capitals
Jonas Hiller – Anaheim Ducks
Tim Thomas – Boston Bruins
Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes
Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers
Logan Couture — San Jose Sharks
Evgeny Dadonov — Florida Panthers
Jordan Eberle — Edmonton Oilers
Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Phoenix Coyotes
Tyler Ennis — Buffalo Sabres
Cam Fowler — Anaheim Ducks
Michael Grabner — New York Islanders
Taylor Hall — Edmonton Oilers
Tyler Seguin — Boston Bruins
Kevin Shattenkirk — Colorado Avalanche
Jeff Skinner — Carolina Hurricanes
Derek Stepan — New York Rangers
– The Blues have signed F Kyle Wellwood to a 1-year deal. He’ll have to clear waivers before the deal is official.
– RHP Trevor Hoffman told Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com that he has decided to retire. “It’s time to retire. It’s time to move on. This is more of a self-evaluation. I expect to pitch at a certain level and I had to be honest with myself that I wasn’t certain I could maintain that anymore.” Hoffman, 43, posted a 5.89 ERA last season and wasn’t going to find a chance to close in 2011. He’ll accept a role in the Padres front office. Yankees’ RHP Mariano Rivera may pass him eventually, but Trevor Hoffman is the current all-time leader with 601 saves. He’s a first-ballot entry for Cooperstown.
– The Rockies have officially signed OF Carlos Gonzalez to a 7-year/$80M extension. The new mega-deal was agreed to last week but wasn’t made official until a press conference Tuesday at Coors Field. Gonzalez will earn $1M this season, $5M in 2012, $7.5M in 2013, $10.5M in 2014, $16M in 2015, $17M in 2016 and $20M in 2017. It’s an enormous commitment, but CarGo was one of the best all-around players in baseball last season and looks like the real deal. It should work out for both sides.
– Saints’ RB Reggie Bush said Tuesday that he’s willing to renegotiate his $11.8M 2011 base salary to stay with the Saints. “I’m open to whatever is going to help me stay here. Obviously, with that said, you have to be fair to yourself. You have to be fair to whatever the market sets.” That’s at least a start. Asked if he was worthy of his $8M salary in 2010, Bush replied, “Obviously I don’t call the plays. I’m not the offensive coordinator. I’m not the coach. I can do as much as what allows me.”
– According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Panthers have signed head coach Ron Rivera to a 4-year/$11.2M contract. Rivera becomes the fourth coach in Panthers history.
– Stevie Richards announced this afternoon on his Twitter account that he has quit TNA Wrestling.
“Just left Universal Studios. Had a great talk with Terry Taylor and Vince Russo about making the decision to quit TNA Wrestling. Thanks to everyone there for the past 2 years.”
Richards last appeared on iMPACT! on November 11, which saw him fall to AJ Styles in a Television Championship Match. He was taken out of the ring in a neck brace, after suffering a storyline injury. With Richards’ departure from the organization, Tommy Dreamer is the last member remaining member from the EV2.0 faction.
– Jesse Neal has signed a new 3-year contract with TNA.