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Thinking of The Players, OHL Eliminates ASG

from John Chidley-Hill of the Globe and Mail,

The Ontario Hockey League has decided to pull the plug on its annual all-star game in an effort to reduce player workload and injuries.

Commissioner David Branch announced the scheduling change Tuesday during a media conference call previewing the 2010-11 season, which kicks off Thursday.

Fatigue was the main concern, Branch said.

“It was the number one factor as to why we chose to not have an all-star game moving forward,” said Branch. “I think that while the players loved it, it just gets to a point where we’re taxing some of those key players far too much.”

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