PALM BEACH, Fla.
-- Excitement about the wrinkles to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover is starting to build despite the fact that the game, in Raleigh, N.C., is more than six weeks away.
, the NHL's Vice President of Hockey and Business Operations loves the buzz he is hearing about the revamped All-Star Game, which will played Jan. 30 at the RBC Center. Shanahan was at the forefront of a group of NHL executives that tweaked the game significantly for 2011 and, on Tuesday, gets to share his vision with the League's governors at the final day of the two-day Board of Governors meetings here.
"Just an overview and update on All-Star," Shanahan said of his allotted time on Tuesday's agenda, which will also feature a presentation from NHL Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell
on the impact of Rule 48, which penalizes blind-shot hits to the head.