NHL Skills Competition 2012: Why Hockey’s All-Star Saturday Beats NBA’s Version

January 28th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The 2012 NHL Skills Competition is Saturday night in Ottawa, and hockey's version of All-Star Saturday has become so entertaining that it trumps the NBA's version in every aspect.

Hockey's version of All-Star Saturday has so many unique events that display all the skills the sport's best players have to offer.

Fastest skater, accuracy shooting, the elimination shootout and the hardest shot are just four of the awesome events that are quite exciting to watch.

The NBA's events such as the three-point shootout and the slam dunk contest have gotten so old and boring that they are not even worth watching if something better is on television.

The slam dunk contest in particular has really gotten bad. For the better part of the 2000s the competition was terrible, and after Orlando Magic star center Dwight Howard brought it back in 2008 and 2009, the event has again become boring.

The reason for this is the creativity isn't there anymore, and while this may not be the fault of the players since there's only so many ways to dunk a basketball without ripping off previous dunks, the event just lacks the needed level of origina ...

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