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07-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
And that will lead us back into the greater issue of "who is the All-Star Game played for? Is it for the fans to see their favorites, or for the players to be honored for their play on the ice? Is it for a young player who had a hot start over the longtime veteran, never honored, who's near the end of his career?"
It was made quite obvious when Ovechkin has been nominated the last 2 season with sub-par points. It's all about showcasing all the big names. If you're a famous player and you have let's say 45 points and you're a reasonably unknown player who has scored 60 points that season. No way in hell (if it's down to those two) does the less known player get to play instead of the star. That's just the way it is.

Look at James Neal and Ovechkin last season for instance.

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