The All-Star Game is one of the marquee events on the NHL’s calendar every season but like anything else, it could use a bit of freshening up every now and then.

That’s why the league changed the format to three-on-three five years ago. But as we saw this past weekend, the game still needs something to incentivize the players to treat it like more than just a game-day skate.

The following ideas aren’t criticisms of the current game but instead are ways to improve on the experience. Change is hard, but sometimes it’s necessary.

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