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12-24-2012, 07:12 AM
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Proposal to move All-star game

Something I've been thinking about what with the lockout. The All-star game is currently held in January (End of January I think). Why not move it to the end week of December? Here's what I'm thinking:

December 22nd - Final league game of the year
December 25/26th - Holiday etc
December 29th/30th - All Star Game
January 1st/2nd - Winter Classic
January 5th - Season resumes

Gives players a few more days with their family, means there isn't a break at the end of January and players could play in it in Olympic years if needed.

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12-24-2012, 07:14 AM
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Terrible timing. If you have not noticed everyone is on vacation.

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12-24-2012, 07:18 AM
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Terrible timing. If you have not noticed everyone is on vacation.
People are more likely to spend money at that time of year and not everyone goes on holiday, only in Canada do vast numbers travel to the South.

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12-24-2012, 08:10 AM
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Something I've been thinking about what with the lockout. The All-star game is currently held in January (End of January I think). Why not move it to the end week of December? Here's what I'm thinking:

December 22nd - Final league game of the year
December 25/26th - Holiday etc
December 29th/30th - All Star Game
January 1st/2nd - Winter Classic
January 5th - Season resumes

Gives players a few more days with their family, means there isn't a break at the end of January and players could play in it in Olympic years if needed.
The logistics behind uncancelling the Winter Classic at this point would be an absolute nightmare.

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12-24-2012, 08:14 AM
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The logistics behind uncancelling the Winter Classic at this point would be an absolute nightmare.
I doubt this schedule was devised for 2012/13.

I have an idea for moving the ASG weekend. Move it to the 6th week in Smarch.

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I'd rather just scrap the all-star game all together. It's a joke that voting begins after ONE month of play.

All-Star games originated in an era when there was barely any TV accessibility and fans could only read about these star players from around the league, so they put together all-star games where the fans could get a live look at all of the greats.

Today we can see every play from every game, every night. No need for this game to be played, nobody takes it seriously anyway, a bunch of players opt out because of injury/fatigue. Just hold the voting at the end of the season and name an all-star team on paper only.

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12-24-2012, 08:46 AM
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they should just get rid of the ASG

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12-24-2012, 09:06 AM
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scrap it all together, nobody cares. you don't see it anywhere but north America

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yea....i'd just as soon they ditch the all star game altogether. the winter classic game is much more interesting. the allstar thing is outdated. they original idea was so fans from around the league could see the best in the game. all the games are on tv now and available coast to coast. baseball is really the only sport where an allstar game can be played as if it were a real game.

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12-24-2012, 09:22 AM
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this idea is fine with me, better than what is now. But I would prefer to ditch the ASG altogether.

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12-24-2012, 09:24 AM
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People are more likely to spend money at that time of year and not everyone goes on holiday, only in Canada do vast numbers travel to the South.
LOLWUT?

You don't think Americans travel over winter break?

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12-24-2012, 09:37 AM
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Just scrap it ... the ASG in Football and Hockey don't work because the games are too physical ... in Baseball and Basketball they can get away with it a little bit more (even though it's still not the same).

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12-24-2012, 10:00 AM
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This would be the ultimate in Columbus luck.
- Awarded the All-Star Game
- Lose All-Star Game to the lockout
- All-Star Game is never played again

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Why do you guys want to get rid of the ASG? you realize the NHL had the first ASG ever not the NBA/MLB/NFL.

How bad would it look if the NHL simply said "LOL THIS IS STUPID"

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would never happen. people want to watch the real thing during the holidays, not an all-star game.

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Why do you guys want to get rid of the ASG? you realize the NHL had the first ASG ever not the NBA/MLB/NFL.
Depends when you define when the 1st one was. The first official NHL ASG was during the 47-48 season. Baseball's first was in 1933.

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12-24-2012, 10:32 AM
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they should just get rid of the ASG
Keep the skills comp

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Keep the skills comp
Can't have one without the other.

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Who cares, it's for kids anyway and I doubt you'll see them complaining about when it should be held

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Something I've been thinking about what with the lockout. The All-star game is currently held in January (End of January I think). Why not move it to the end week of December? Here's what I'm thinking:

December 22nd - Final league game of the year
December 25/26th - Holiday etc
December 29th/30th - All Star Game
January 1st/2nd - Winter Classic
January 5th - Season resumes

Gives players a few more days with their family, means there isn't a break at the end of January and players could play in it in Olympic years if needed.
So were going to have almost two weeks where we only see two games, one which doesn't mean anything, and one which is under the constant threat of inclement weather?


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Put me in the get rid of it altogether camp

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I like the concept of a game, but it should be a game of consisting completely of Star players, I thought that's where the ALL came from. Voting should start in late December.

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This would be the ultimate in Columbus luck.
- Awarded the All-Star Game
- Lose All-Star Game to the lockout
- All-Star Game is never played again
Wow.

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12-24-2012, 12:59 PM
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they should just get rid of the ASG
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This is actually one positive aspect of the lockout.

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The first official NHL ASG was during the 47-48 season.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Bailey_Benefit_Game

The Ace Bailey Benefit Game was the first all-star game in National Hockey League (NHL) history. It was played on February 14, 1934 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto to raise money to support Ace Bailey, whose career was ended by a violent hit by Eddie Shore during a game earlier in the 1933–34 season. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated a team made up of the top players from the rest of the league, 7–3, before a crowd of 14,074 spectators.

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