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Talk From The All-Star Weekend

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

The one thing I try and keep in mind during all-star weekend is that it’s not truly meant for a hockey fan of my vintage.

Chances are if you’re reading this, the same applies to you.

There’s still appeal in a fun-loving NHL event for younger fans who vociferously consume content online. These players are cool and get to show a different side of their personalities than you normally see during the season.

I’d expect more tweaks and changes to emphasize the fun. There will be a shift to international teams next season, as Bettman hinted at during his all-star press conference, but you can also expect the league to play up a beach theme with the game being held at BB&T Center in South Florida.

The NHL will go out of its way to make this something the players don’t want to miss.

more including topics like this...

Unless something changes between now and a three-day meeting of general managers in early March, there’s no reason to expect the NHL to look at extending the length of 3-on-3 overtime in order to reduce the number of shootouts.

Several players have come out in support of a longer overtime period as a way to reduce the importance of the tiebreaker...

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