The NHL All Star game was this past weekend where Pekka Rinne and Roman Josi represented your Nashville Predators.
During the weekend, the NHL invited 4 women from the USA gold medal-winning team to participate. One of the super-difficult skills competitions, the passing contest, was won by Leon Draisaitl of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers who clocked in at 1:09 seconds and won $25,000.
Here's his performance:
Olympian Brianna Decker did the same competition. She crushed it and had an unofficial, record-breaking time of 1 minute, 6 seconds! Here's the proof because NBC Sports never showed Decker kicking their a$$.
Here's where it got sucky for a bit. The NHL wasn't officially clocking Brianna. So they wouldn't honor the acheivement and give her the $25,000 prize money. Boooooooooooooo!
The hashtag #paydecker exploded.
Equipment manufacturer CCM stepped up and did the right thing.
After getting hammered by social media, and embarrassed by CCM, the NHL finally broke down and awarded $25,000 each to all four women participants in the weekend all star events.
Did you also see Kendall Coyne-Schofield? She was in the fastest skater competition and was fierce. Look at this!
The ladies who impressed at the Olympics and at the NHL All Star game, will be in Nashville for the National Woman's Hockey League All Star Game Feb. 10th after the Predators game!