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01-15-2008, 12:00 PM
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Johnson, Perron Named to YoungStars Game

They've been invited to the waste of time that is the YoungStars game. While it was uninteresting before, I don't see how this is even remotely worthwhile for these kids. Granted, it's fun and all, but the specifics of the game are ridiculous.

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TSN's James Duthie reported last week in his blog that the YoungStars game would be altered this year. The game will be shortened to two 6-minute periods of 3-on-3. It will also get a more prominent placing, in the middle of the skills event on Saturday, January 26.

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I don't think it's a waste of time. I want to see the Blues promoted on every level, and what better people to use than our young guns! I'm going to watch.

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I'm interested to see what Perron and Kane can do with that much open ice.

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I'm interested to see what Perron and Kane can do with that much open ice.
Can you imagine a line with Perron, Kane, and Toews? Sniper - Playmaker - Power Forward. Incredible.

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I'm interested to see what Perron and Kane can do with that much open ice.

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They've been invited to the waste of time that is the YoungStars game. While it was uninteresting before, I don't see how this is even remotely worthwhile for these kids. Granted, it's fun and all, but the specifics of the game are ridiculous.

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I'm glad that 2 Blues players get more publicity, but more so, that I can watch them play an extra time (on TV), even though it will be more like a practise than a game. I don't get to watch practises, as, if I'm lucky, I get to see them play in person once, or sometimes twice per season,while visiting in Chicago.

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The young stars game is gonna be at the half time of the skillz. 3 - 6min periods of 3 on 3. So it may be more of a showcase of talent this year.

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So with the 6 minute periods Perron probably figures to get about 7 minutes of total ice time or so...

Oh well at least that will be a familiar experience for him. Thanks Andy Murray

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The young stars game is gonna be at the half time of the skillz. 3 - 6min periods of 3 on 3. So it may be more of a showcase of talent this year.
An 18-minute 3-on-3 "game" is silly. It's a friggin' layup drill.

At the very least, it oughta be three 15-minute periods of 4-on-4 -- I'd prefer 5-on-5, but that might be too much to ask -- and have it's own day where it's the showcase. If you're going to promote the league's up-and-coming stars, then fercrissakes, promote 'em...

If the coaching staffs from the two Cup final teams are coaching the All-Stars, then the coaching staffs from the two conference final losers should coach the YoungStars. They would have the option of sending out either a full line (LW-C-RW) and one defenseman, or a "penalty kill" setup of two forwards and two defensemen.

There are more than enough U-25 guys -- including goaltenders -- that could be named to this game every year. I don't think they'd have much trouble finding a team of nine forwards, four defensemen, and two goalies, all under 25 years of age, from each conference.

If I wasn't at work, I'd put up some proposed rosters for each side right now, and they'd make for an entertaining game... as Justin Wilson used to say, "I gar-on-tee."

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Most on HF would watch, but I'm not sure that the game would appeal to the general hockey fan.

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Why not have a full Young Stars Game that is 60 minutes using Young Stars Goaltenders, too and with full Western Conference and Eastern Conference teams? (a 2nd All Star Game for the young stars). They won't hit hard and do much checking, so there is no worry about injury. Three full, 20 minute periods would provide enough time to showcase ALL the Young Stars.

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So with the 6 minute periods Perron probably figures to get about 7 minutes of total ice time or so...

Oh well at least that will be a familiar experience for him. Thanks Andy Murray
lol +1

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