2012 NHL All-Star Game - Canadian Tire NHL Junior Skills Competition

Yes, the All-Stars will be tweeting during the Skills Competition

You’ll get plenty of coverage of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition tonight on NBCSN (7:00 p.m. ET) but if you want more, you’ll have to get on Twitter to do it.

There will be 16 All-Stars live-tweeting their experiences and thoughts and insults/praise to teammates via Twitter. Yes, things are going that deep online. As for who you can follow along with (if you’re not doing it already) here’s the hit list you need:

Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins  (@tylerseguin92)

Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres  (@LukeJAdam)

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (@88pKane)

Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets (@RyanJohansen19)

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars (@jamiebenn14)

Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers (@ebs_14)

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (@JonathanQuick32)

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (@HLundqvist30)

Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers (@MGaborik10)

Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia Flyers (@hartsy19)

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers (@28CGiroux)

James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins (@Jneal_18)

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins (@Malkin71_)

Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks (@Logancouture)

Steve Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning (@RealStamkos91)

Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs (@JLupul)

If seeing it all playing out on TV isn’t enough for you, by all means, get hooked up online already.

Avs unveil new third jerseys

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The Avalanche will be throwing a bunch of different looks at us this season.

Having already released specialized “Mile High” jerseys for February’s Stadium Series game, the Avs unveiled new third sweaters on Friday — less than 24 hours after a bitter 5-4 home loss to Minnesota in their season opener.

(Guess Colorado wanted to send out some good vibes after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead.)

While undoubtedly exciting for the organization, the release of these new thirds isn’t taking anybody by surprise. Last month, several websites published leaked images of Colorado’s and Anaheim’s third jerseys, so the design has been in the public eye for several weeks.

The Avs will debut these new thirds on Oct. 24, in a Saturday night tilt against Columbus.

Related: Roy explains why he didn’t call time out

Report: Escrow set at 16 percent

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Hey, remember in June when the NHLPA voted to keep the five-percent growth factor in spite of increasing worries about escrow?

Well, here’s why that decision was a significant one, via TSN’s Frank Seravalli:

With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday.

That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this season’s hockey-related revenue is counted to ensure a perfect 50-50 revenue split with owners.

Now, this doesn’t mean that the players will definitely lose 16 percent of their salaries. Typically, they receive refunds when all the accounting is done.

Still, 16 percent is a good-sized chunk to withhold. They won’t be thrilled about it.

Related: To understand escrow, consider Duncan Keith