All-Star Disaster: How The New Format Has Destroyed The All-Star Game

January 4th, 2011 by Kyle Nicolas Leave a reply »
When I first heard about the new format for the NHL All-Star Game, the very first thing I thought was it might be interesting, but there was a lot of room for some pretty large failures.

With the announcement of the starters this afternoon, it's been confirmed that this new method of fan-balloting has resulted in a flawed disaster of a Pittsburgh Penguins-praising, bandwagon-voting, Eastern-Conference dominated snooze fest of an event that will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina later this month.

Let me break it down: In case you haven't heard, the "Starting Six" consists of four Pittsburgh Penguins and two Chicago Blackhawks (two of the biggest bandwagon-fan-favorite teams in the NHL at the moment, and I would say THE two biggest if it weren't for the Detroit Red Wings).

At forward are Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby is really the only player who deserves to be in this spot right now, as he is playing far and away the best hockey in the NHL at the moment.

As for Toews, he's not playing bad, but he's not even leading the Chicago Blackhawks in scoring.

He's the posterboy for the franchise who has ...

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