I think there would be a lot more interest if the NHL did it like the NBA Skills where the Skills players are not just the All-Star selections. It would be great to see the Fastest Skater competition with players that are actually the Fastest Skaters, etc. Also, it would allow for more players from crappy teams and then maybe they could eliminate having to nominate someone to the All-Star team from every team. Only send All-Stars to the All-Star game and send others to the Skills Competition. I am sure we all can agree that Brian Rafalski should be there before Duncan Keith... or Sasquatch Pronger, for that matter.