The National Hockey League is set to change its all-star format for the January 30th game in Carolina.
Out is the old West vs. East format and in is a format where the teams will be decided by two predetermined captains.
Is it me, or does this new set-up seem a bit hokey?
That’s right, I’m saying hockey’s gone hokey!
Maybe I’m a traditionalist, but what was wrong with the old format?
The best from the West, playing the best from the East, with the fans choosing the starting lineups.
Sometimes simplicity is the best.
I didn’t mind the North America vs. World format that we saw from 1998-2002 . Actually I preferred it to the conference battle.
Here, I can see the game becoming very confusing, and fans unsure who is playing for who. At least every team in the NHL will be represented. That rule hasn’t been dropped.
On Pardon the Interruption today, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser praised the NHL for taking the initiative toward innovation regarding the All-Star game and heavily recommended the NBA to follow suit.
I personally don’t like it, and feel tradition needs to take precedence.
Do you like it? I’m always interested to hear what you have to say.
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