The hope for any semblance of an NHL season wanes as each day of the owners’ lockout passes, but come this Saturday in Atlantic City, at least fans will get to watch some top local players hit the ice.
Dubbed “Operation Hat Trick,” a charity game is set to take place at Boardwalk Hall at 7 p.m., with one team captained by Rangers’ star Brad Richards and the other by Flyers star Scott Hartnell
Even more interesting, it was released on Monday that the opposing goalies are two men very familiar with each other: the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist and the Devils’ Martin Broduer.
The majority of the rosters were released, as well, all via the Twitter page of retired player Todd Fedoruk, who organized the event.
In addition to Richards, the “New York Team” will have forwards Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, Ville Leino, Jeff Halpern, James Neal, Brian Boyle, Matt Martin and Taylor Pyatt. The three defensemen so far are Dan Girardi, Marc Staal and Steve Eminger.
In addition to Hartnell, the “Philadelphia Team” will have forwards Steven Stamkos, Wayne Simmonds, Daniel Carcillo, Simon Gagne, Justin Williams, David Clarkson, James van Riemsdyk, Jody Shelley and Steve Downie. The defensemen are Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn, John Carlson and Andy Greene.
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