I wasn't a huge fan of the ASG, but when they went to players picking players, my interest got even lower. The team selection process makes for 90 minutes of light entertainment, but once the games start, who cares which players are on which team? And having teammates on different AS teams is just stupid.
1. West vs East (and winner does NOT get home ice advantage in POs)
2. Skills competition is more fun than the game. That needs to change - I'm not sure how, but game played by all that talent should be better than the skills competition.
3. Get a company other than RBK to design the ASG jerseys & logo. Design something I'd like to BUY some year. I'm not holding my breath.
So cutting out the draft would VERY significantly lower my interest in the weekend. As in, I might watch 2 hours of broadcast instead of 5. I'm more likely than not to just record the skills comp and watch it a week later, and ignore the game altogether, rather than watching the draft live and then catching the other 2 events because I'm actually paying attention.