ELMONT, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 04: A closeup view of the NHL logo on a hockey net prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Chicago Blackhawks at the UBS Arena on December 04, 2022 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The NHL has partnered with The Disney Channel to give views something different! In an attempt to introduce the game of hockey to a new audience, the New York Rangers game vs. The Washington Capitals was broadcasted in animation!

The NFL did something similar with the animations on screen with Nickelodeon, but it was actual game footage with animations added. This game was completely animated and live with the actual game! What was actually happening on the ice was what was happening on The Disney Channel!

The hockey world is expanding more and more! This team up probably sparked something they will most likely continue doing in the future!

While the game was at Madison Square Garden, on The Disney Channel, they were playing the NHL Big City Greens Classic! On top of the games live play by play, the game showed player stats and added animations when goals were scored or pucks were stolen!

If you were a young kid flipping through the channels, this definitely made you stop scrolling! It’s almost like watching a video game! Something younger audiences who don’t know the sport would probably watch!

Will we get to see the Vegas Golden Knights in this animated greatness soon? I sure hope so! Check out highlights from both broadcasts!

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Golden Knights Goalie In Financial Trouble!

Vegas Golden Knights Robin Lehner Reportedly $50 Million In Debt

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner and his wife have filed for bankruptcy in Nevada, citing up to $50 million in debts due to dozens of creditors.

The life and career of Robin Lehner has seen its hare of ups-and-downs. A second-round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2009, Lehner showed a lot of promise going into the NHL at age 19, but it slowed a bit, which led to a trade to the Buffalo Sabres – which changed his life forever.

Lehner dealt with substance and mental health issues during his time in Upstate New York, but after leaving the team and seeking help for both issues, he revitalized his career in New York, with the Islanders.

After successful stints with New York, Chicago and Las Vegas, his life has taken another turn. This time, it involves him, his wife, and millions of dollars in debt.

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing offers a glimpse into the couple’s financial problems, including money owed to no fewer than 50 people and companies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. They filed for bankruptcy Dec. 30, months after a Wisconsin company sued Lehner for $4 million, claiming he and his father failed to make any payments last year on a business loan.

Both Lehner and his father, Michael, are listed as principal members in a Nevada business license filing for Solarcode, a LLC doing business in multiple states, including Nevada and Arizona.

In January 2022 Solarcode agreed to a four-year repayment plan with Eclipse Service but missed its first five payments, leading the company in late June 2022 to sue in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.

Lehner’s debts also included missed payments for a collection of rare snakes he purchased for $1.2 million in 2017, according to the bankruptcy filing. Lehner keeps the snakes at his reptile farm in Plato, Missouri.

Lehner has made $32 million in his NHL career in salary. The bankruptcy filing estimated the couple have between $1 million and $10 million in assets.

Lehner, 31,  signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Golden Knights in 2020, and is due $10.5 million the next two seasons, in addition to his remaining 2022-23 salary. He has spent this season recovering from hip surgery.

Nothing to do with all of this, but will the Golden Knights hang on to Lehner, or not? That seems to be the burning question.

Here are some great Lehner highlights wit the Vegas Golden Knights-

– Carla Rea

  • A sick glove save against Vancouver

  • A diving save against Ottowa

  • A quick corner snatch and grab against Colorado

  • An unbelievable stretch to block a goal from Pittsburgh

  • Gloves off - he's brawlin' with Jersey!



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