The end of the all-stars?
Though cancelling the game seems a little harsh, there are proponents of that route in the NHL headquarters.
At the very least, it would appear the skills competition is going to become a victim of the changes once the league figures out what direction it wants to take.
Sponsors like Verizon and XM Satellite committed big-time dollars to be part of the event and 30-second spots on television during the game were going for $10,000.
The game's not going anywhere for the simple reason that it makes the league money, and for all the complaining from the likes of, well, me, that's all the weekend is really about. As a few hours of entertainment, it certainly doesn't rate up there, but as a corporate schmooze?
They seem to have made out rather well.
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