Leaving Amalie Arena on Sunday as the first rookie to take MVP honors since Mario Lemieux in 1985 far exceeded anything he imagined possible.
Bettman also announced plans for next season's worldwide games. San Jose last hosted the All-Star Game in 1997. Fans will be able to test their hockey skills before the game at the All-Star Skills Zone.
In the more than two decades that Gary Bettman has been National Hockey League commissioner - in fact, he'll celebrate 25 years on the job on February 1 - he probably hasn't had an easier state-of-the-union news conference. "There's something for everyone, whether you're a season ticket member or somebody who just enjoys catching an occasional Lightning game on TV", former Lightning general manager Jay Feaster, now the club's executive director of community hockey development, said. "It just goes to show you the skill, and just how ready these 18, 19-year-old kids are right away to step into this league, where 10, 15 years ago it was unheard of to do that". There are so many good players around the world.
The NHL officially announced the expansion process open in early December, and has been awaiting the application from Seattle, who already has a KeyArena set to undergo a $600 million renovation. "I haven't thought about anything but mostly focusing on this season and taking my time and being patient".
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The teams playing in the games are also getting a shake-up. "To be here and see all these stars, how humble they are and how supportive they've been, for me throughout the year, even today, it's wild. For players who would have had that chance this year and they don't have it now is probably frustrating and disappointing all at the same time".
The In-Town Trolley is a free service that runs every 30 minutes, from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m., and provides a connection from the north end of downtown Tampa (at the Marion Transit Center) to the south end of downtown Tampa, serving numerous downtown area's parking garages.
Boeser was also a victor on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov had three goals in the Atlantic's 7-4 semifinal win over the Metropolitan Division, however the Lightning's young star was shut out in the championship game.
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Schenn wanted his parents and Soehn to share as much of the All-Star experience with him as possible this weekend at the Tampa Bay Lightning's Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle was the leader with a time of 11.626 seconds when it was Boeser's turn. He was diagnosed in preseason with chronic myeloid leukemia and nonetheless came back to have an outstanding season.
"Yeah, why not?" Ovechkin said before pausing and breaking into a big smile. "He'll be as popular here as Stammer, (Kucherov), (Vasilievskiy)".
Though his wife, son and daughter are in Boston, Boyle's father flew down with him to Tampa, and one of his brothers who attends a nearby college in Florida also is sharing in the special weekend. "I'm very thankful, I don't take it for granted, playing in this league", Boyle said Saturday.
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