Darren Dreger took time from dropping the latest bombshell in the Mats Sundin saga and actually reported some decent news today about the upcoming All-Star Weekend in Montreal.
NHL Senior VP/Director of Hockey Operation Colin Campbell, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production John Shannon, and the NHLPA's Director of Player Affairs and former goaltender Glen Healy all met to discuss changes that could be made to spice up the otherwise non-entertaining weekend.
Such changes discussed:
-Incorporating players of the past into the events (ie. a goaltending challenge between Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy?)
-A head-to-head shootout featuring past stars against current goaltenders.
-Past stars against the current crop of young talent.
-Every player involved in the Skill Competition will participate in a "Survivor" shoot-out where those who miss will be eliminated until a last man is standing.
-The "Trick Shot" shoot-out will involve pre-selected players who will have a few weeks to practice moves going up against a celebrity goaltender or one from a lower league like the ECHL.
-To encourage players from faking injuries to get out of participating, players who make the teams will receive a lovely parting gift such as a Rolex watch.
There's no question that the Skills Competition needs some sprucing up. What say you? What do you want to see to improve All Star Weekend?