How the NHL Could Save the All-Star Game

Posted: 25th March 2010 by Shane House in NHL
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The first official NHL All-Star game was played during the 1947-48 season. The point of having the game was to give fans a chance to see the league's best duke it out in one game and see the NHL's stars all in one place. For a while, it was thought of as a big event for the NHL. People from all around North America flocked to the game to see the best of the best play one another on the same sheet of ice. But where did it all go wrong? It is safe to say that for the last 15 years, the event that is the All-Star game has become a bit of a joke. The skills competition can't even fill an arena anymore—and pretty much the same can be said for the All-Star game, as well. Some experiments have come about: different events being held in the skills competition, old-timer games, changing the t ...

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