Let me start by saying it was the best All-Star game I ever witnessed.
Sure, there was a lot of scoring going on, but there was a genuine excitement to the games. And, I felt that every player out there wanted to win. I enjoyed the mini game format and I’m not the only one.
They kicked off the weekend by completing the unveiling of the top 100 NHL Greatest Players of all time. The first 33 from the beginning of the NHL to 1966 were revealed during the Winter Classic game between Toronto and Detroit. The final 67 form 1967 to current were unveiled last Friday Night.
It was a Hockey Heaven for fans of the game with All-stars past, present and future all in one room. It was amusing seeing the faces of current NHL players who were thrilled to meet their idols growing up. Seeing the stars of the past assembled on stage like that is something we are not likely to see again soon.
As for the game, it was fun to watch. It had everything you could want from an All-Star game, including arch rivals Crosby and Ovechkin playing on the same line and enjoying each other’s company. Players left the bad blood at home, and instead, showed up to celebrate the great game of hockey together.