Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/10/11 at 08:36 PM ET
via Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times,
If you love hockey, you have to admit two things: The Winter Classic outdoor game is awesome, and the All-Star Game stinks. So why not combine the two? The problem with the All-Star Game is it doesn’t feel like a real game because there’s little defense and even less (as in zero) hitting. Putting the game outdoors wouldn’t change the on-ice product, but it might spruce up the overall event and give it a more festive feel, which is sort of the point of an All-Star Game anyway. The downside is that many NHL cities wouldn’t be able to host a game, but then again, why limit the game to NHL cities? Why not put the game in places such as Quebec City; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Madison, Wis.; Montpelier, Vermont, and Fargo, N.D. Those folks follow the NHL, too. Why not make them feel a part of the league?
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