Komets president Michael Franke said he was very impressed with the way Rapid City hosted the Central Hockey League All-Star Game a few weeks ago. That doesn't mean Fort Wayne is interested in hosting the game yet.
``We told them we are not interested in the all-star game for next year,'' Franke said. ``We have enough going on with our 60th anniversary next year that we didn't want to take that on. I still would like to see the ECHL and CHL have an all-star game.''
I don't think the players would play hard even in a league vs. league all-star game so I have no interest watching it. Unless you give the winning team a bonus or a winner-take-all format, there's no way to expect the players to give their best effort. I'm watching last night's AHL All-Star Game from Hershey this afternoon, and the players are skating straight up, no hustle, no defense and everyone in the crowd looks bored to death. I'd rather just have a night off than have to cover that again.