January 25,2015
NHL All-Star Game: 5 p.m. ET

The NHL All-Star Game is a chance to sit back and let this serious game be fun for once. (USATSI) The NHL All-Star Game is ridiculous. There's nothing competitive about it aside from the fact that they keep score. The players go at about three-quarter speed, they dare not hit and defense is most definitely optional. And I love it.

Hockey is supposed to be a serious game played by serious men with serious stakes. But it's still a game. There's only one time a year the players can treat it as such. That's what Sunday's All-Star Game is all about and why it doesn't look like the hockey we have come to expect from the NHL.
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