I've had just about enough of all the talk about "how we can improve the all-star game." Some "experts" have even suggested that we drop the all-star game completely. People always say how the all-star game "isn't what it used to be." The reason is blatantly obvious. All-Star games are for children, and corporate schmoozing. Unless you fit into one of those categories, the all-star game will not appeal to you.
The idea of getting rid of the all-star game is absolutely nuts in my opinion. Young children are now feeling that passion that you once had about an all-star game, and you want to take that away from them? A little selfish don't you think? The all-star game is all about showcasing the talent of the league for the kids! Who cares if the adults don't think it's "exciting" enough, don't watch it! I can remember getting all excited as a kid in preparation for the all-star game, and remember how in awe I was when Owen Nolan called his shot on Dominik Hasek. That, to me, was the greatest game ever. Now that I look back, I see it meant nothing in the grand scheme of things, but man was it ever great when I was younger. That's what I think people need to remember, the all-star game isn't for you, it's for the kids.
So if you are watching the game today with a young child, watch their face as game is on. I will guarantee to you that they will be as interested as they would be if they were watching game seven of the Stanley Cup playoffs. If you're not with a young child, I suggest you don't watch it. The hockey world doesn't need another person angry at the all-star game, there are enough of those working for TSN.