After watching the NHL All Star Game and NFL Pro Bowl yesterday, I came away with a stunning conclusion….the NHL got it right…and the NFL completely tossed up a dud.
The NHL All Star Weekend was a stroke of genius to revolve it around the two fantasy picked teams of Team Staal and Team Lidstrom. The players had fun all weekend, joked around, played to the fans and showed their personality. All of this done in the absence of the NHL’s brightest star, Sidney Crosby.
The Pro Bowl was a dud. The players seemed bored, disinterested and did not care to be there.
I am a football fan first and hockey fan second, but the NHL hit a homerun with the Fantasy Draft concept. I hope they stick with it because it did make the weekend what it was supposed to be: a show for the fans.