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Hamilton, ON • Canada • 22 Years Old • Male
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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.
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January 27, 2008 11:12 PM ET | Delete
I think that this year's all-star game was a disgrace compared to previous years. the beginning rally seemed pointless, replacing the drills that we are used to seeing that as hockey players, we could appreciate. I think they ruined the fastest skater competition, and I also dont think that the breakaway slam dunk competition is not fit for hockey. And what the hell was with the ne-yo performance during the game? i know it was in hotlanta, but come on, a marching band on ice? this isnt disney world
January 28, 2008 12:34 AM ET | Delete
I think it's about showcasing how classy hockey players are compared to other sports, and their interaction. It's not really a game, but when most people see the words "All-Star Game" they probably don't expect to see a nailbiting thriller. It is what it is, and I'm fine with that.
January 28, 2008 10:46 AM ET | Delete
This blog ia a 5!
January 28, 2008 1:03 PM ET | Delete
5 out of what? Don't say 10...
January 28, 2008 1:33 PM ET | Delete
I sure hope its intended for kids. Either that or the NHL's marketing department is ran by a high school cheer leading squad. Who the heck is NE-YO? Didn't he save humanity from the Matrix or something? /// Seriously though - I watched the game and it was... well... entertaining. Then again I can watch just about anything involving a stick and puck and enjoy it. What I don't get is why people get so worked up about the ASG not being great. There are 2460 other games each year and 99% are a blast to watch. Sheesh!
January 28, 2008 9:40 PM ET | Delete
Uhh... 1230
February 19, 2008 6:39 PM ET | Delete
The All-Star game is for kids eh? Well then you must have loved it because you are a little kiddo as well. Quit trying to write like you are this sophisticated adult. You are a 16 year old kid who still plays minor hockey.
February 19, 2008 8:30 PM ET | Delete
Uh, yeah. I'm actually gonna be 18 in a couple of months, off to college this year, a real kiddo.
February 20, 2008 12:07 AM ET | Delete
Yeah you are a kid. You play minor hockey still. Don't act like you are a mature when you are a zit-faced punk, second string goalie from Hamilton
February 20, 2008 8:39 PM ET | Delete
And you're a jobless, fat ass sitting in your Mom's basement ripping on a "kid" over the internet. You're up until the wee hours of the morning creating account-after-account on an online message board just so you can piss people off. It doesn't take a genius to figure out who's the real loser here...
February 20, 2008 8:55 PM ET | Delete
Pretty sure Wallace is banned after all the mindless posting on all the game threads last night. Egg.. you have a great rapport with a broad cross range of hockey fans on here. Keep up your posts and your great games
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