NHL: Here’s How I Would Select All-Stars Instead of Depending on Fans

January 11th, 2011 by David Burgess Leave a reply »
I'm writing this out of protest for the apparent bias that the current NHL procedure has in selection of the players to play in the NHL All-Star Game this season.

It's clear that with four Pittsburgh players (and zero players from some teams) picked that there is a flaw in the system. Here is what I would propose as a semi-permanent selection procedure, until a more fair one comes along.


For the 24 selected forwards, the NHL would pick the top scorer on each of 12 East and 12 West teams.


NHL selects eight d-men from each conference who have achieved the highest scores in a weighted formula of ice-time, penalty-kill minutes, blocked shots, etc., making sure to select at least three of them from teams who did not send a forward to the game.


NHL selects the top three goalies in each conference based on a weighted formula of win percentage, games played, save percentage and GAA. Each goalie selected will play one period in the game. 


A similar concept:

Using the above strategy, expand one roster out to select from the 29 non-Cup ...

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