NHL: One Suggestion To Populate the All-Star Rosters

January 27th, 2011 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
The NHL is holding its All-Star Game this coming Sunday night from the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nothing new here, as the league has held a mid-season All-Star match 57 times previously.

This time, the NHL is trying a different structure to the game, and from this vantage point, there might be some help required.

In the past, the league structured its All-Star game with the defending Stanley Cup champion facing stars from the remaining teams. That was essentially the format before original expansion of 1967, and since, many variations resulted. Here, the NHL tried conference versus conference, North America against the world, and back to conference versus conference play.

Now, the league selected 42 players in participate in the Raleigh event, and will conduct a draft to populate the teams. No doubt, the league will take some wisdom from those who participated in fantasy drafts in the past.

That usually means pounding down a few beers, gobbling some wings and a few slices of pizza and letting judgment flow. In the case of one involved in an NFL draft this past summer, things did not quite work o ...

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