NHL All-Star Draft Will Take Some Getting Used to

January 31st, 2011 by Tim Fitzgerald Leave a reply »
So was I missing what was fun and exciting about the NHL's All-Star draft this past weekend? I heard the draft process and idea as a whole were received well.

Maybe it will grow on me if the NHL uses the draft format to select sides from the pool of All-Stars again.  But as of right now, I'm not feeling it.

If the players really liked it, okay, that’s cool.  I'm happy they did.  Not that hockey players are a hard bunch to please.

One of my favorite players growing up was Brendan Shanahan, and he spearheaded the concept as a way to make it fun for the players.  But he also said it was a way to connect with the fans in that it was like a fantasy draft.

I don’t know about you, but most of my fantasy drafts involve the drafters being hammered half way through, one or two managers set to auto and one guy who has no idea what he's doing.  And I cut at least a third of my team by the end of the season.  So it didn't help me identify with a fantasy draft.

I wondered if the strategy of the captains was supposed to appeal to us? We were told part of the fun was it would be like picking te ...

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