One of the main reasons why the schedule changed is so people around the league could see the Alex and Sid shows at least once a year.
Okay, yes, I know. A lot of non-hockey fans might come to the game to see them play, but let me just go off on a hockey fan rant here for a second about why I never want to see the best players on the other team.
Because, not only do I want to see the Blues win, I want to see them mercilessly crush the other team into oblivion.
The best players playing for the other team means my team has a better chance of winning. And what's more fun? Telling people Ovechkin walked eric brewer like it was a dog show, or talking about how we crushed the Capitals 6-1? Personally, I could go my whole life without seeing Ovechkin playing in person if it meant the Blues would win more games. It's not like I can't watch him on youtube.
Admit it. The only thing better than winning is winning games where everything goes your way. C'mon, you know you hit 'reset' on NHL 94 when the other team would score. Or, when they announce the scratches and you're playing Detroit, you're hoping for this one night that Zetterburg might have the flu or something.
(Side note: on my internet browser, it underlines in red Zetterburg and gives me Jitterbug as an option to replace it. Interesting. My computer has a nickname suggestion for someone with ridiculous hands.)
So, in other words, I love watching Sidney Crosby on national television, as long as its at a safe distance and not when he's owning my home town team. Please, stay in the East.