Don’t Stop There, Brendan! 5 Other Ways to Make NHL All-Star Game More Appealing

November 10th, 2010 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »
NHL Vice President Brendan Shanahan knows a little about All-Star games.

After all, he played in a ton of them.

Shanny also knows what fans want, because Shanahan played nine seasons in Detroit, aka "Hockeytown," where the denizens often teach the players about what's good for the game.

Shanahan is also one of the smartest, most forward-thinking former athletes around—certainly when it comes to hockey. Shanahan was a cerebral hockey player, just as comfortable discussing the cinema and politics as he was breakout passes and penalty killing.

So it didn't surprise me one bit to learn that Shanahan had come up with a radical new idea regarding the NHL All-Star Game.

Under Shanny's proposal, endorsed by the NHLPA, two captains (to be determined) will choose All-Star teams from a pool of eligible players, just like the days on the pond in places like Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.

As wonderfully intriguing as this idea is, there are even more ways to make the NHL All-Star game/weekend more interesting for players and fans alike.

What follows are five of these.



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