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NHL All-Star Game

Unread postby exiledbuckeye » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:49 am

Just saw on CNN that they're tweaking the format again. I think it's pretty interesting:

Instead of pitting one conference against the other, the National Hockey League will let two captains choose sides from a pool of players for the 2011 All-Star Game in Raleigh, North Carolina, the NHL said on its website Wednesday.

The NHL says the captains' All-Star Fantasy Draft - to be held on January 28, two days before the game - will make the game more interesting


Here's how it will work: First, fans and league officials will choose an all-star pool of 42 players. Fans, in balloting from November 15 through January 3, will select six of the 42 - three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie, regardless of their conference. League officials will choose the remaining 36 players, the NHL.com report says.

Those 42 all-stars will then vote for two captains, and the captains will take turns picking from the pool to create their teams, each of which will have 12 forwards, six defensemen and three goalies, according to NHL.com


http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/10/captains-to-choose-sides-for-nhl-all-star-game/
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Re: NHL All-Star Game

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:51 pm

The game is still gonna suck. The players do not go at full speed. It's right up there with the scumbag NFL and NBA all star games, which are pathetic piles of garbage only retards watch. It's a good time and the players aren't going to hit or really pursue the puck. The Skills Comp is where it's at.
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Re: NHL All-Star Game

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:54 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:The game is still gonna suck. The players do not go at full speed. It's right up there with the scumbag NFL and NBA all star games, which are pathetic piles of garbage only retards watch. It's a good time and the players aren't going to hit or really pursue the puck. The Skills Comp is where it's at.


I dunno man, those guys pull off some pretty entertaining stuff in the game, but I agree, the Skills Comp is the highlight of the weekend. In my defense, remember this little gem from Owen Nolan in the '97 All-Star game?

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