All-Star games are always great on paper - the most talented players on the planet all playing in the same game. But regardless if its the NHL, NBA, MLB or NFL, the majority of fans will still complain about it.
It's an exhibition, so fans complain it's meaningless and players won't go hard. But if there's anything on the line, like in baseball, fans will still complain.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the NHL might try to fix things by making a huge change as early as this season:
Sources tell The Dreger Report that 3-on-3 hockey is being discussed as a replacement to the traditional game which has historically been high scoring, but void of emotion, intensity, or any form of competitiveness.
But let's think about this: what about any of that would change in a 3-on-3 tournament?
- Still ridiculously high scoring, likely moreso
- Still unlikely players will care any more
- There's even more space, so even less physicality and intensity
- Still nothing on the line