- The All-Star Game is almost here! But I have a
few issues about it. I like the North America vs.
World format, but I think that should only be used in
Olympic years. Whatever happened to the Eastern
Conference vs. Western Conference? That put up a lot of good
action over the years (especially in 1994 and 1996). Use
East vs. West in non-Olympic years.<br>What really
surprises people the most about this season? For me, it's
been Mario's return (but it doesn't surprise me how
good he's been); how good the Sabres are doing; how
bad the Rangers are doing (I didn't think they'd be
one of the elite, but should have no problem getting
a playoff spot); how good the Sharks are doing; and
how bad the Panthers are doing).<br>By the way,
ninjastar74, I must disagree: Paul Coffey is one of the best
offensive-minded defensemen to ever play the game. It's a tragedy
what's happened to him. Unfortunately, playing for
several below-500 teams in consecutive years will kill
one's morale. I think that's what's happened to him.
- I agree with you, kcbus, now that I hear that
argument. I hadn't even thought of it that way.<br><br>I
feel glad for Canada. They'd never be allowed to go
back home if they hadn't won. Best to both the men and
women!<br><br>The Canadians must've been desparate against the USA
because they had to put a coin in the ice as a good luck
charm. As an American, I take that as a compliment. The
Canadians needed luck to beat us.<br><br>Still, our men and
women make silver truly shine, even brighter than gold.
Way to go! Even if the women didn't repeat the gold,
they're still the best team in the world. And the men
truly redeemed themselves after Nagano.