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Put fans in net for breakaway challenge

Before the All-Star Game is all but forgotten I have one more suggestion on how to improve the breakaway competition for next year.

There is a lot of potential for this to be an exciting event, but I think what kept the first run from bringing people out of their seats was the fact it was too much like a regular shootout.

Part of the problem was the shooters, but most of the problem was asking top NHL goaltenders to take part. The league should set up a competition for amateur goalies from across the continent to compete for the opportunity to play in net for this event.

They would win a trip to the game and have the honor of being on the same ice as the all-stars, but would be relegated to stay in the blue paint and let the players work their magic.

This would not only be a thrill for the fans, but it would eliminate any possibility of a Nabokov pokecheck spoiling the show.

Kevin Cave, Victoria. B.C.

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