Less power to the fans

All-star games are supposed to be fun and I think the NHL accomplished that this year, but I think they should have stuck with the judge panel for the shootout competition instead of having fans text their vote in.

This was the most anticipated skills event and I think it got turned into a popularity contest instead. Ryan Getzlaf clearly had the best move, but because Alex Ovechkin is more of a fan favorite, Getzlaf didn’t win.

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Last year, Ovechkin did have the best moves and the judge panel selected correctly, but this year because of the fact Ovie is the fan favorite, he won.

Next year I think the NHL should consider going back to the judge panel.

Josh Carey, Goulds, Nfld.