[QUOTE=Chev;1692800][QUOTE=talloola;1690271]the problem is that people expect a real game, its not meant to be that way, it is a gathering, it is
for the benefit of the host city. If you are expecting a real game, don't watch it.
That is the mistake many make.
If you think about it, as an owner of a player, one doesn't want their player injured in exhibition play,
and if it was played that way, many owners would not allow their players to attend.
Its not a serious game, and its not suppose to be a serious game, it is for fun, for the kids watching
at the rink, and for the players, owners, managers and others to celebrate the league, get together
sign a million autographs, make live appearances for the kids.
Ever since I clued in to that fact, I have thoroughly enjoyed the celebration of the allstars, in
the way it is meant.
"talloola (external - login to view)
… Its not a serious game, and its not suppose to be a serious game, it is for fun, ….Ever since I clued in to that fact,…".. Curious, how many years did it take you to clue into that fact?
(Hee, hee) I figured that out the first time I ever saw even a portion of an NHL all star game. I never believed/thought all
the named ‘all-stars’ are actually ‘all-stars’. It is definitely for fun, and for fans. The entire NHL all star week/weekend is for fun.
when we were much younger,I listened to much whining every time the game came around, but changed my
views as time went along, and have enjoyed and realized for years that it is a 'celebration' not a
real game, and it is 'all' the teams participating, so of course its not the top allstars at all, but
a sharing of players for the good of each team.
I enjoy it very much, it is fun.
When one actually pauses and thinks about 'that' game being a real, competetive, serious game it is
ridiculous, and wouldn't be fun any more, and injuries would occur, which hampers that particular team,
which has to play after that, in real league games.
They do change the format from time to time, and that is OK, doesn't matter if many just don't 'get it'.