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What Would Having NHL All-Star Game In Vegas Be Like?

Bruins Rask: "To have it in Vegas would be times 10"

by Dan Marrazza GoldenKnights /

This past weekend at the NHL All-Star Game, it was the thought that couldn't escape the Golden Knights' brass's minds.

As Staples Center was jammed to capacity, as the area around LA Live that closely resembles The Park outside T-Mobile Arena was jammed with fan fests, public ice skating and activity. As Snoop Dogg and Nick Jonas performed on the ice, as the league's elite talent scored breathtaking goals at a dizzying rate, as all the NHL's excitement was focused on LA.

This whole time, Vegas' front office, attending its first All-Star Game as a team, couldn't help but fantasize about how spectacular it would be to perhaps someday host an All-Star Game in our city.

Apparently, we weren't the only ones consumed with this daydream.

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It was also a topic of discussion among NHL players.

"I think it would be amazing to have an All-Star Game in Vegas and I'm sure it's going to happen in the future," Boston Bruins All-Star goalie Tuukka Rask said. "This was my first one in LA, and I had a blast.


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"To have it in Vegas would be times 10."

If LA had Justin Bieber, like baby, baby, baby ooooh it would take an awfully big spectacle for Vegas to put on a show that would be "times 10."

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Rask elaborated.

"I would expect them to have some kind of DJ, probably blasting through the speakers," he said. "I don't know, maybe Tiesto or someone. Get people going."

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Frans Nielsen, an All-Star representative of the Detroit Red Wings, also weighed in on Vegas joining the NHL next season.

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"I heard all the stories about there, about going there," Nielsen said. "I think it's great, getting a new town in (the NHL). I'm excited about going there. With the expansion draft and the rules they made there, they're going to be able to get some good players, and put a competitive team on the ice right away."

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