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Axe about to fall on All-Star Game

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07:46 AM ET 11.20 | The NHL's midseason classic sets up as the next big-ticket casualty of the NHL's ongoing lockout. A source has told The Dispatch that the All-Star Game -- scheduled to be hosted by the Blue Jackets in Nationwide Arena on Jan. 27 -- will be included when the league cancels its next wave of games. The axe could fall any day now. Already, the league has canceled all games through November, a total of 327 games, and the Winter Classic outdoor game on Jan. 1. The All-Star Game was expected to bring $12 million into the local economy, and it would have given Nationwide Arena -- now owned by Franklin County -- a chance to show off its many upgrades, including a massive new scoreboard. The NHL would not comment [Monday].

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November 20, 2012  08:33 AM ET

oh well there goes $12 mil

November 20, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

oh well there goes $12 mil

Local economy??


Owners don't care about the local economy.

November 20, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Axe about to fall on All-Star Game




Oh no...say it ain't so!!!

That's one game they could have gotten rid of long ago.

And maybe the Blue Jackets will be soon to follow...

November 20, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Oh No! Not the All Star Game? I can never figure out what the purpose of having a 12-11 game is with no physical play at all.

November 20, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Oh No! Not the All Star Game? I can never figure out what the purpose of having a 12-11 game is with no physical play at all.

Are you referring to the ASG, or the next TOR-DET game featuring Optimus Reim v. The Monster?

November 20, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Its just an exhibition anyway -- they players could get together and do their own version, assuming they could get use of the arena

November 20, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Are you referring to the ASG, or the next TOR-DET game featuring Optimus Reim v. The Monster?

Bazinga!

November 20, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Like the rest of the season, this needs to die as well...

November 20, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Even if the season was on.. when it comes to the all star game.....WGAF!!!!!

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November 20, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Even if the season was on.. when it comes to the all star game.....WGAF!!!!!

equate it to Pro Bowl or any allstar game.....trip to Hawaii anyone....what a joke.......

November 20, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Are you referring to the ASG, or the next TOR-DET game featuring Optimus Reim v. The Monster?

There's my laugh for the morning. Thanks BGD. :-)

November 20, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Wonderful collateral damage !

November 20, 2012  10:10 AM ET

"Axe about to fall on All-Star Game"

Boo*freaking*hoo!!! No All Star game????? What are we going to do now???? NO ALL STAR GAME?????? My life is over!!!!!

November 20, 2012  10:49 AM ET

To quote Buc: WGAF?

November 20, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Local economy??Neither side cares about the local economy.

Fixed for real.

November 20, 2012  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

"Axe about to fall on All-Star Game"Boo*freaking*hoo!!! No All Star game????? What are we going to do now???? NO ALL STAR GAME?????? My life is over!!!!!

Don't despair. The NHL Network has been showing old ASG on it's lockout schedule.

November 20, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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Oh No! Not the All Star Game? I can never figure out what the purpose of having a 12-11 game is with no physical play at all.

Sort of like The Limpics.

 
November 20, 2012  11:27 AM ET

"Cancelling the All Star game in Columbus" - The first sign that the NHL cares about the fans.

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