All-star game questions and picks!
Why not have some all-star fun
First: one issue that has been brought to the spotlight by the blogosphere is the ballot format. This is the sixth year in a row that the NHL has used online voting system and some have begun to question the necessity of a ballot. With the online player voting system in place, do we the fans really need to be told who to vote for? A proposed system would simply do away with the “eligible” names for the ballot and let us write in whomever we like. This could lend itself to more accuracy in selection and give the fans more agency in deciding who plays (although the write in ballot does allow some freedom, it is somewhat limiting). In the internet era, do we really need to be told who is a potential all-star ?
Third: some HTR fun. Once you’ve addressed either, both, or none of the above points, state who you would put on the ballot of eligible players if the voting were open today. I suggest a slightly modified format of 2 players form every forward position, three for defense, and two goaltender. You could do one per conference, but with the draft style game in mind, I recommend keeping it to eleven players, forcing difficult decisions.
Left Wing 1
Left Wing 2
Right Wing 1
Right Wing 2
Thanks for reading, no go debate!