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Jim Fox

Former NHL forward turned broadcaster Jim Fox has been around the world in pursuit of the best wine. Here are his Top 5 wine destinations:


  1. Wine Tour on bike on the outskirts of Beaune, Burgundy, France

  2. Barrel tasting at Roberto Voerzio Winery, La Morra, Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy

  3. Tasting Class and barrel tasting at Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France)

  4. Dinner and tasting at Savier Vineyards, just southeast of Calistoga, California, at sunset looking back over Napa Valley

  5. Anywhere in Tuscany, Italy followed by a glass of wine in the Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
NHL Confidential

Willie MitchellFlorida Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks, recommends Hawksworth restaurant in downtown Vancouver, located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. "Kind of a west coast with a little bit of a French twist to it – a lot of depth to it," he says. "A lot of meat and a little bit of texture. … The scallops are outstanding – anything for that matter."

JP

Throwback Thursday: The first All-Star Game.

Long before it contained a profit-grubbing fantasy draft or a glowing puck, the NHL All-Star Game was a charity event.

On Feb. 14, 1934, the Toronto Maple Leafs played a team of all-stars compiled from the other eight NHL rosters. Their goal: To raise money for Ace Bailey, who had been critically injured in a game and would never play again. The Leafs won 7-3, but more importantly the game raised $20,909.40 for Bailey and his family — and a tradition was born: The NHL All-Star Game. (The nonprofit aspect of the game died.)

Here’s how the account of the game appeared in the morning papers:

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The full article can be read here.

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