All-Star Game set for another tweak

The Columbus Dispatch

Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed it when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the early 2000s. Something similar could be coming back next year, but with a twist. The league is in talks with players to bring what commissioner Gary Bettman called a "distinct international flavor" to the 2021 All-Star Weekend in south Florida. Not quite North America versus the World, but more like a miniature 3-on-3 tournament with players representing the U.S., Canada and other top hockey countries. It's not a replacement for the Olympics, but players are largely in favor of spicing up All-Star festivities and playing for more than divisional pride. "That would be cool," Canada-born Dallas

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