Kings coach Darryl Sutter would love to see an All-Star Game format that pitted the Stanley Cup winners against the rest of the league's best.
"It's true, and I believe that firmly because once you've gone through it, especially when they haven't had one since the last time we won it – meaning the first time we won it – then everybody that was part of those two [teams], if you were in such a hectic schedule, I believe they all should get that opportunity," Sutter said. "And if you think about it, in the old days, being a hockey fan, the Stanley Cup team played an All-Star team. I remember that as a boy." It would be interesting. Obviously the squad of all-stars would have more talented on it, especially in the cap era were parity is, no pun intended, king. However, the Cup winners would be used to playing together and that counts for something. The league would never go for it though as they want all 30 teams to have representation in the game and there would be no way to accomplish that under this format.