The NHL has announced a format change for this year's All-Star game in Carolina. I must admit I am intrigued to see how it turns out.
Fans still have some say in the voting process—they will be able to vote for three forwards, two defensemen, and a goaltender from a ballot of 100 players. Once the starters are chosen, the NHL will then add 36 more players to the game.
This is where it gets interesting. The players will elect two team captains who will then get to conduct a "fantasy draft" to divide up the teams.
Here are six reasons why this gives the game more intrigue.