In your article “56 ways to save the All-Star Game” you suggest the league go the Major League Baseball route and give home ice advantage to the winner.
I understand that this would make for a more competitive game, but why not use that same motivation to improve every regular season game instead of a meaningless one.
What I'm talking about is making goals for the deciding factor as to who gets home ice advantage in the playoffs. I realize that in the few weeks leading up to the All-Star Game we all want to see a good show, but this would go a long way to increasing team motivation to score more goals in every game.
Hopefully it would start opening things up and removing the trap from the game.
Kevin Cave, Victoria, B.C.