Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 11/16/12
In an extremely generous gesture that will also appeal to the fans, Brad Richards and Scott Hartnell have co-organized “Operation Hat Trick,” a Sandy relief game featuring some of the NHL’s top players. Next Saturday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, Richards, who has been actively helping the effort on Staten Island, and Hartnell will lead squads that include NHL stars: Bobby Ryan, Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn, Dan Carcillo, James van Riemsdyk, Justin Williams, Simon Gagne, Ville Leino, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern, Brian Boyle, Jody Shelley and James Neal. Proceeds from the game and equipment auctions after will go towards aiding the Empire Relief Fund, N.J. Hurricane Relief Fund and American Red Cross. You’ll notice several Jersey residents like Bobby Ryan and James van Riemsdyk participating, so this game is very genuine about helping those affected by the recent disaster. No doubt, this event also represents a perfect opportunity for the NHLPA to score massive points in the c...
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