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61How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:52 am

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CockRoche wrote:Pierre McGuire is the most irritating Being on Earth.

He continually outdoes himself. His level of irritation knows no limits.

I was thinking last night while watching the draft that if Melnyk was watching, surely he would have seen what a windbag the creepy one is and have a "wtf was I thinking moment"

62How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:59 am

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CockRoche wrote:Money talks unfortunately.

Cisco needs to give each member of the winning roster $20,000.00 for there efforts; the losers nothing.

The 6, 5 or 4 players that are on the ice for the team that scores the final goal of the game also recieve and additional $10,000.00 each.

Cisco spends an extra $500,000.00 to be the major sponsor of the game, but they end of with a more exciting game, which means, more fans tuning in. Their advertising audience grows and proportionally, so would their name, product and sales.

Money talks to the players and they would play for this. Most of them would donate the money to their charity of choice, but they would play for the money either way.

Have you ever bought a Cisco product? Most of what they sell is geared toward large telcos, carriers and enterprises. They have recently started branching out into consumer products (primarily since their purchase of Scientific Atlanta). But as far back as I can remember (and I've been in telecom for over 15 years) they've always advertised -- mostly in trade magazines and the like, but still.

I guess they're hoping that high-tech decision makers (IT directors and the like) are watching the game.

63How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:52 am

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Remember Cisco acquired Linksys a while back... which targetted the "consumer market" for networking gear.

64How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:44 pm

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One thing is for sure... Ottawa and the Sens are gonna have some big shoes to fill next year when they host... better do it right.

65How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:20 pm

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SuperSkills being streamed live at cbcsports.ca

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Sports/Live_Streaming/1248955900/ID=1575265138

66How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:44 am

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Last man sitting...

How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Def1fd5a4695a474c8b77a0a1caa

Damn that was brutal....

67How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:08 am

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shabbs wrote:Last man sitting...

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Damn that was brutal....
Laughing3

68How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:07 pm

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shabbs wrote:Remember Cisco acquired Linksys a while back... which targetted the "consumer market" for networking gear.


I have a D-Link. I have a SA-8300HD (but before SA was bought). So I don't have any Cisco products -- they're the competition, don't you know Smile


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69How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:15 pm

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To improve the ASG make it worth something. I remember back when it was still a game with hitting.

To improve the Skills Competition:

Tweak the relay race to make the events flow better.

One-timer target shooting. Not timed, with passers, and the player is allowed to let a certain number of passes go by.

For the timed target shooting, do away with the passers, just a pile of pucks like they had in the relay -- this would also allow them to place the nets in one end (easier for crowd to follow both shooters).

For the trick-shooting competition, let the players to a single trick only, and let them have 3 attempts to put it in. Most of those players barely had one move, none had three (even St. Louis basically had one move with variations)


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70How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:38 pm

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I really liked the passing drills with the mini nets. Also Big Z showed a flair for the dramatic with that hardest shot win with the last try.

71How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:17 pm

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I wonder if the NHL is perhaps.... not wanting its stars to be... outshone?

Obviously Chara has a hard shot.... but apparently Mike Fisher broke the Sens team record once held by Zdeno. So, if they did have the skills competition determined by individuals representing their teams best, would the NHL perhaps be worried that a guy like Chad Kilger might break Chara's record?

And I have always heard that Enver Lisin is supposed to be the fastest hockey player, perhaps in the world. I would really like to see how he did in the fastest skater competition.

72How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:35 pm

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Maybe Chara's shot has gotten harder in the years since he left.

The best format would be for each team to send their best in a (somewhat) limited set of competitions. Hardest shot, fastest skater, best sharpshooter. The problem there is that it could end up being a lot of players.


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73How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:39 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:I really liked the passing drills with the mini nets. Also Big Z showed a flair for the dramatic with that hardest shot win with the last try.

Second-last, actually. He tried (and failed) to get to 106 on his last shot. The best one was Sharp (I think?) beating Kopitar (again, I think) on his last shot by 0.1. Each player took turns taking over the lead in that one.

What I don't really like is all the points handed out in these competitions. Team Staal won the hardest shot on Chara's 105.9, but Team Lidstrom won every individual match up, so they got 6 points out of that (not sure how much Chara's win in the "final" counted.

Then they hold the relay event where they've got 8 players competing (or was it 7?), and they only had, what, something like three heats, so that's a total of just 3 points there, with practically every player involved. Bizarre scoring, to say the least.


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74How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:20 pm

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It would be 30 players, likely per event. There's the slight possibility that one player represents their team in more than one event, but not likely.

You could run two shooters simultaneously, which should be no more than 15 minutes per event.

I just want to know who is the fastest skater in the NHL and who has the hardest shot in the NHL.

75How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:41 pm

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wprager wrote:
CockRoche wrote:Money talks unfortunately.

Cisco needs to give each member of the winning roster $20,000.00 for there efforts; the losers nothing.

The 6, 5 or 4 players that are on the ice for the team that scores the final goal of the game also recieve and additional $10,000.00 each.

Cisco spends an extra $500,000.00 to be the major sponsor of the game, but they end of with a more exciting game, which means, more fans tuning in. Their advertising audience grows and proportionally, so would their name, product and sales.

Money talks to the players and they would play for this. Most of them would donate the money to their charity of choice, but they would play for the money either way.

Have you ever bought a Cisco product? Most of what they sell is geared toward large telcos, carriers and enterprises. They have recently started branching out into consumer products (primarily since their purchase of Scientific Atlanta). But as far back as I can remember (and I've been in telecom for over 15 years) they've always advertised -- mostly in trade magazines and the like, but still.

I guess they're hoping that high-tech decision makers (IT directors and the like) are watching the game.

I have one of their routers; that's it. I only used Cisco as an example because they were one of the major sponsors for this years game. That may change for next years game.

It was just my idea, and I am pretty sure it would work.

I found it humorous, that after I threw out my suggestion, Kessel was awarded the same sum of money for being last pick, that I suggested for each winning member. $20,000 to the players is enough to make them play harder during the All-Star game IMO.

76How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:54 pm

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How hard did Kessel try to be picked last?


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77How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:08 pm

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Dash wrote:It would be 30 players, likely per event. There's the slight possibility that one player represents their team in more than one event, but not likely.

You could run two shooters simultaneously, which should be no more than 15 minutes per event.

I just want to know who is the fastest skater in the NHL and who has the hardest shot in the NHL.

I think Chara still has the hardest shot. Fisher has a good wrister, though. Maybe they should do both.

But as for getting 30 players in for each event, forget it. They'd have to have each team hold their own competitions (most already do, I think), and then do a per-Division competition leading to the break. Then each Division would send its reps to the ASWE.


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78How would you improve the All-Star game? - Page 5 Empty Re: How would you improve the All-Star game? on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:19 am

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Dash wrote:It would be 30 players, likely per event. There's the slight possibility that one player represents their team in more than one event, but not likely.

You could run two shooters simultaneously, which should be no more than 15 minutes per event.

I just want to know who is the fastest skater in the NHL and who has the hardest shot in the NHL.

Faster skater I have ever seen is Geoff Sanderson.

How do you want that competition to be performed? Do you want them to do a lap around the rink without the puck like they do right now? Do you like that style or test? What does it really prove for the speed you need in the game of hockey?

I think Mason Raymond and/or Andrew Cogliano are the fastest in the league right now.

Hardest shot IMO, goes to Chara either way you slice it. If Al MacInnis was still in the league, I don't care what the radar gun says, he has the hardest and heaviest slapshot in the world.



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