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Tailing the Komets

All-star game?

What do you guys think about the CHL All-Star Game? Would you pay to watch it if it came to Fort Wayne?

I have to say I would not. I'm bored to death of all-star game where nobody plays hard, and truthfully, why should they? It doesn't matter. The pomp and circumstance of an all-star game is fine, as long as the game ends after two periods. I remember the last two all-star games Fort Wayne hosted when everybody left after two periods and I had to stay for the third.

The best part of all-star games to me is watching the players sit around drinking beer after the games. That's what the players really enjoy about those games. They could care less about the contests, and neither could I.

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Wed, 01/12/2011 - 7:52pm

I have to agree with Blake on this one. I too am "bored to death" of watching games "where nobody plays hard." They're called home games for the Komets. Many times this year, I have also wished the game would've ended "after two periods." Many times this year it has been obvious that the players "could care less about the contest." Many times I have left home games this season thinking "they are a waste of a lot of money." I also have thought "I'm not even sure the players...care." "To them, it's not nearly as important as it is to the fans, and I don't think there's any way you can make them care, either."

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 8:18pm

What about the way the NHL is putting on the game this year? I think it adds another dimension to it....but overall, I could care less, especially the skill competitions.

The best part of any all-star game is the starting line-up, although, if CHL.tv had it for free, I'd watch it tonight.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 8:40pm

Id go if they had a skills competition, that would be cool to see. The game itself, eh not as much.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 9:11pm

If it were here I would go as I have in the past although I did enjoy the last IHL one compared to the UHL. And I enjoy the skills competition, to me that's pure fun and interesting to watch.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 11:45pm

The CHL and old WCHL (before it was absorbed into the ECHL) had two all star games against each other, the same seasons some of the CHL teams had crossover games against WCHL teams. This was right before the CHL merged with the WPHL in 2001. I think this was the first all star game where I saw a check thrown (First shift of the game Marty Standish went into the corner a threw a check on a WCHL All Star, who gave a WTF? look after the hit).

Even with its current Champ versus the rest of the league format, its hard to find anything compelling about minor league all star games. Having talked to a few players and fans, the pre game banquet with its featured speakers is more compelling than the game. Were it to happen in Wichita, I'd only go to the game if it was a requirement to buy tickets to the game in order to go to the banquet (it was one year the OKC team held it).



Mr snufflupugus
Thu, 01/13/2011 - 12:50am

Hockey all star games least resemble the regular game of any all star game. I have no interest personally in them.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 11:31am

Blake & Chaulker...I think you mean you "COULDN'T care less"...if you "COULD care less" that means you care...from the sounds of it...you don't. Sorry...just a pet peeve of mine.

Personally, I really like the All-Star game. I'm not necessarily a fan of the All-Stars vs. Defending Champion format though. I just think it's a good chance to see some of the other good talent in the league that we may not necessarily get to see throughout the season. If the players don't like it...eh...they can get through it. It's more for the fans anyways, right? I think the guys can suck it up and take one for the fans once a season. I mean seriously, they get to go out and play hockey and have fun without any pressure. They don't get that opportunity during the course of the season.