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Morphinity
11-18-2015, 02:19 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/all-star-game-changes-coming-boucher-returning-1.395711


The All-Star Game isn’t until Jan. 31 in Nashville, but the NHL is expected to announce some sweeping changes to the format on Wednesday, moving from the traditional 5-on-5, 60-minute game to a trio of 20-minute mini-games featuring four divisional all-star teams playing 3-on-3 hockey.

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The 3-on-3 format in Nashville effectively becomes the Last Chance Saloon for the NHL All-Star Game.

As best we can tell, it’s going to look like this:

There will be four teams of nine skaters and two goalies, one team for each of the four divisions (Atlantic and Metropolitan in the East; Central and Pacific in the West). There will be a 20-minute mini-game – likely two 10-minute halves – featuring one division versus another in 3-on-3 action followed by another 20-minute game with the other two divisions playing each other.

The two winning teams would then meet in a third 20-minute session for the so-called “championship” game. The all-star Fantasy Draft, a show the players didn’t particularly like but was needed and, at times, was an entertaining way to choose up sides, is no longer required with the players playing for their divisional teams.

It’s still 60 minutes of game action, regular intermissions and all the trappings of a traditional game. The key change, of course, is going to 3-on-3.

Gird your loins, 3-on-3 naysayers!

Lt. Dan
11-18-2015, 02:20 PM
So 60 mins of odd man rushes. Sweet!

AmericanJesus
11-18-2015, 02:25 PM
So 60 mins of odd man rushes. Sweet!

How is this different from the old Allstar game?

Morphinity
11-18-2015, 02:30 PM
Players are going to be gassed after this weekend. At least the old all-star game was a walk in the park. This one is going to be a fucking 60 minute sprint.

Parsley
11-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Hmmm....could this result in more injuries?

Future
11-18-2015, 02:57 PM
I think this will actually be pretty fun, but I wonder if there will be some guys who miss out on the game because another division had to fill its roster.

i.e. Oscar Lindberg b/c the Metro is full but the Pacific is garbage.

Blue Heaven
11-18-2015, 03:15 PM
how many goalies will pull a groin from continuously going from post to post for 20 minutes?

Puck Head
11-18-2015, 03:59 PM
I think this will actually be pretty fun, but I wonder if there will be some guys who miss out on the game because another division had to fill its roster.

i.e. Oscar Lindberg b/c the Metro is full but the Pacific is garbage.

Not sure if serious

ThirtyONE
11-18-2015, 04:45 PM
I'd suggest they add more players to each roster. after 5 mins of 3v3 players are toast, let alone 40 for the two winning teams.

Aside from that, great idea. I love the cash prize for the player incentive. That's fun.

CreaseCrusader91
11-18-2015, 08:00 PM
https://nbcprohockeytalk.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/3on3format1.jpeg?w=900&h=506

https://nbcprohockeytalk.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/3on3format2.jpeg?w=900&h=506

Future
11-18-2015, 10:04 PM
Not sure if serious
I mean if he keeps scoring sure, why not.

But my point was more that the 13th "best" forward in the Metro might be a lot better than the 12th best in the Pacific. So worse players will get in based on the division that they play in.

NYR2711
11-19-2015, 10:21 AM
Not sure how I feel about this yet.

phillyb™
11-19-2015, 11:31 AM
projected rosters and how the author came to these conclusions - http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=788524

http://i.imgur.com/b0RSV51.png

Morphinity
11-19-2015, 11:38 AM
That Central Division forward group is insane.

Kevin
11-19-2015, 12:21 PM
1 mill to the winning team. That's kind of cool. Maybe we'll see some inspired hockey.

phillyb™
11-19-2015, 12:29 PM
1 mill to the winning team. That's kind of cool. Maybe we'll see some inspired hockey.

yeah ok.
but please no injuries.