The NHL had the most brilliant idea out of any league. Setting a draft for each team instead of using conferences makes the game so much more interesting.
Add on the skills competition with plenty of exciting athletes, and it's the most fun out of all the weekends. They even added rookies into the skills competition and had them compete against each other in various events.
The one skills competition that stood out was the penalty shoot out. Many players had unqiue ways of trying to score, and it was always exciting trying to figure out what they might do next.
During that challenge and throughout the night, goalies had cameras on top of their helmet to get a unique view of the play.
In the All-Star Game, there were many goals, but also some decent saves. Although there was no checking, teams actually had lots of nice passes and some outstanding plays to go with them.
During the draft, Henrik Lundqvist was the assistant captain for the red team. Marian Gaborik, however, wanted to play against his teammate to see if he could score against him. He scored three goals in the game, including one on Lundqvist. The fact that Gaborik was able to play against his teammate was a really cool feature.
The NHL makes their All-Star game fun for all --- the fans, the rookies, and the veterans.