Okay yesterday the NHL announced, the players for the NHL All-star game this year, (click here to see who got in) but get this…it should be All-Star games!!!
..and it is all 3 on 3.
Here is the outlook for the new format which I took from NHL.com.
* The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be a three-game tournament played in a 3-on-3 format with a prize pool of $1 million to be paid in its entirety to the tournament’s winning team.
* The tournament will feature four teams, one team representing each NHL Division: the Pacific, Central, Metropolitan and Atlantic.
* Each team will be made up of 11 players: six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders.
* The 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Vote will allow fans to vote for one All-Star player from each Division, without regard to position. The top vote-getter from each Division will be named NHL All-Stars, as well as Captain of his respective team.
* The remaining 40 NHL All-Stars will be named by the NHL Hockey Operations Department for a total of 44 All-Star players, with at least one player selected from each NHL team.
* The 2016 Honda All-Star Skills Competition™ returns to a matchup between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Stars on Saturday evening, with the winning conference earning the right to select when their semi-final matchup will be played; first or second on Sunday.
* Each game in the three-game, 3-on-3 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Tournament will be 20 minutes in length.
* Teams will change ends at the 10-minute mark of each game. Games that are tied after 20 minutes will be decided by a shootout.
* The Central Division All-Stars will face the Pacific Division All-Stars and the Atlantic Division All-Stars will face the Metropolitan Division All-Stars in the two Semi-Final games.
* The winners of each Semi-Final game will play each other in the All-Star Game Final to determine the overall tournament champion.
* The four division-leading NHL coaches (best points percentage following the completion of games on Jan. 9, 2016) will be named coaches for each of the four All-Star teams
For the full NHL article on this please click here.
Imagine, Johnny Gaudreau in a 3 on 3 format for a full period!