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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jan 14 @ 12:53 PM ET
Eklund: Should the NHL Have an All-Star Game THIS year?
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Jan 14 @ 12:56 PM ET
Yes, but have everybody call in sick!
OilyJay
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 07.31.2015

Jan 14 @ 1:03 PM ET
No. It's a garbage event at the best of times and with so many teams needing make up games it would be a perfect weekend to insert a few.
bluelineenforcer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: MI
Joined: 10.21.2019

Jan 14 @ 1:03 PM ET
I wonder how many will test positive from being there, and mess up their seasons even more? Just have them stay home, rest up and have them play NHL22 online and broadcast it.
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Jan 14 @ 1:07 PM ET
No...

NHLPA should refuse to play all star games while NHL continues to deny players Olympics...

Hockey needs major international events and it has none. Soccer has one every two years, alternating between Eurocup and World Cup and has had a long tradition of this. That no organization can make something like this up for hockey makes fans feel like the NHL wants to take money from fans and give nothing back, especially since playoff hockey hasn't been that good lately.
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Jan 14 @ 1:14 PM ET
Another all-star appearance is a perfect way for Marchand to build his Hall of Fame resume. So I say do it!!
sabresfan69
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 06.26.2007

Jan 14 @ 1:14 PM ET
No...

NHLPA should refuse to play all star games while NHL continues to deny players Olympics...

Hockey needs major international events and it has none. Soccer has one every two years, alternating between Eurocup and World Cup and has had a long tradition of this. That no organization can make something like this up for hockey makes fans feel like the NHL wants to take money from fans and give nothing back, especially since playoff hockey hasn't been that good lately.

- archromat

tit for tat?
sabresfan69
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 06.26.2007

Jan 14 @ 1:14 PM ET
Tee56
Joined: 10.02.2017

Jan 14 @ 1:19 PM ET

No games, just skills competition would work.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jan 14 @ 1:38 PM ET
No...

NHLPA should refuse to play all star games while NHL continues to deny players Olympics...

Hockey needs major international events and it has none. Soccer has one every two years, alternating between Eurocup and World Cup and has had a long tradition of this. That no organization can make something like this up for hockey makes fans feel like the NHL wants to take money from fans and give nothing back, especially since playoff hockey hasn't been that good lately.

- archromat

TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jan 14 @ 1:42 PM ET
Another all-star appearance is a perfect way for Marchand to build his Hall of Fame resume. So I say do it!!
- HockeyBuzzed

He didn’t make the team.
Williamc5468
Joined: 11.20.2015

Jan 14 @ 1:50 PM ET
Yes, we need to get back to normal!
Can’t solve Covid but we have a man alive with a pig heart! 🤔🐷
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 1:50 PM ET
Eklund: Should the NHL Have an All-Star Game THIS year?
- Eklund

the what now ?
dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Space for Rent
Joined: 08.30.2006

Jan 14 @ 2:34 PM ET
Eklund: Should the NHL Have an All-Star Game THIS year?
- Eklund

No, they shouldn't have the All-Star game this year.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: FITZ DO NOT RESPOND TO MY POSTS, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Jan 14 @ 3:00 PM ET
Eklund: Should the NHL Have an All-Star Game THIS year?
- Eklund

I say yes

Fauci says no
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Jan 14 @ 3:16 PM ET
Eklund: Should the NHL Have an All-Star Game THIS year?
- Eklund

Yes, because somebody took 15 minutes to design the jerseys.

It would be rude to not use them.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 3:25 PM ET
Yes, because somebody took 15 minutes to design the jerseys.

It would be rude to not use them.

- Atomic Wedgie

If the NHL had any balls they'd let them play shirts vs. skins
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Greetings from the Humungous. Ayatollah of rock and rolla!
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jan 14 @ 3:28 PM ET
I say yes

Fauci says no

- homiedclown



That clown should be strung up...

And the NHL should cancel all All Star games and activities forever.

Joke.
Donald Twain
Vancouver Canucks
Location: BC
Joined: 02.14.2019

Jan 14 @ 3:42 PM ET


That clown should be strung up...

And the NHL should cancel all All Star games and activities forever.

Joke.

- LordHumungous

Lynching scientists. What a loser.
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Jan 14 @ 3:54 PM ET
He didn’t make the team.
- TurdFergeson


So Marchand is under consideration for the HofF but couldn't make the all-star team. I see superstars like Clayton Keller, Jordan Eberle, Adrian Kempe all made the team. Oh wait, the NHL thinks it's really important to have 1 player from each team attend. They want fans from LA to watch the game and so having Adrian Kempe in the game will boost interest among the LA faithful. Anyone see how illogical that is. And yet the media eats it up spinning this narrative of how cool the event is. I wouldn't watch if you paid me.
CaptainClutch19
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 05.28.2021

Jan 14 @ 4:23 PM ET
waste of time and money even in non covid years
broncohorvath
Joined: 12.20.2012

Jan 14 @ 4:36 PM ET
No Nobody cares about the game and nobody watches It is just a greed money grab by the NHL A lot of this is all about money and greed Advertisers sucking the life out of the game and making it nothing but a sham
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Jan 14 @ 5:09 PM ET
No Nobody cares about the game and nobody watches It is just a greed money grab by the NHL A lot of this is all about money and greed Advertisers sucking the life out of the game and making it nothing but a sham
- broncohorvath


Ek just said he likes it, and it's even better in person. So he's in. But most die hard fans I know don't watch and actually don't want anyone on their team wasting time on this. Like if you are a Leafs fan I'd rather see Matthews and Campbell rest rather than fly to Vegas for a useless game.
awtr
Joined: 06.03.2020

Jan 14 @ 6:29 PM ET
I say yes

Fauci says no

- homiedclown

Hmmm well clearly you are both equally educated and informed, so I guess it's a toss up
Tweaterben
Minnesota Wild
Location: PROFESSIONAL CHOKE ARTISTS, MN
Joined: 10.19.2008

Jan 14 @ 6:37 PM ET
No, I think this is a good year to skip it. BUUUUUT, at the same time the game is for kids, in which I am not, so for that point I think they should have it. Thinking back to my youth, I always looked forward to the All-Star game, it would have broken my heart if they canceled it.
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