Fixing the All-Star Game: What Needs to Change?

NHL All-Star Logo. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The NHL has some problems that need to be worked out. Given how they’ve handled the COVID situation, I’m certain we can all agree that they could have handled it better. More so than that, they also need to work on their All-Star Game system. Which, for today- that’s what we are going to talk about.

The way the NHL sets up the all-star game rosters, they usually do one player from each team. Which, although it’s stupid, is understandable. It’s understandable because they want all the teams to be involved in the NHL All-Star break. However, it’s unfair to some very talented players who are just on a team with lot’s of good players.

Right now, the NHL is in the process of getting one extra player to each divisional team. But for the most part, most of the rosters are set. So, how does the Pacific Division currently look?


Leon Drasaitl, Edmonton Oilers

Jordan Eberle, Seattle Kraken

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Adrian Kempe, Los Angeles Kings

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Timo Meier, San Jose Sharks

Mark Stone, Las Vegas Golden Knights


Alex Pietrangelo, Las Vegas Golden Knights


John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks

So as you can see above, there is a player from each team even though they may not deserve it. More so than that though, why is there only one defenseman? It doesn’t make any sense why there is only one defenseman when there are usually two out there. So here comes what you guys actually are here for- let’s get into what needs to change.