Just curious how you feel about the All-Star game?
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01-09-2009, 02:59 PM
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-Each fanbase votes for their top 2 or 3 representative candidates
-The all-star game coach from each conference must take a player from each team (15 players), preferably the #1 choice of each fanbase, but it's at their discretion to take the #2 or #3 choice if there are too many forwards, defensemen, or goalies, or if a completely asinine vote took place for one of the teams (i.e. fitzpatrick).
-The rest of the line-up is then filled by the all-star coach with the other conference all-stars
-this keeps the fan participation and voting
-since each fanbase only votes for their own players, you don't have the same kind of abuse we've been seeing
-maintains the at-least-one-player-per-team standard that seems obligatory
-since there is some discretion given to the coach, it can counter fitzpatrick-type jokes
-you don't need to worry about the league omitting a good candidate from the ballot - each team has their own ballot with all their players on it, so fans can nominate who their think their actual "all-star" has been since the season started.
EDIT: the "starters" can either be selected by the coach or better yet, put to a new vote by the fans in the last 2-3 weeks before the ASG weekend, after the line-ups are revealed, and they can even add some suspense by announcing them just before puck drop.
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