I love the way they pick the teams these days, it's much better than a straight conference team, and makes the games a bit more exciting.
TEAM CHARA CZdeno Chara BOS D AJoffrey Lupul TOR LW 1Pavel Datsyuk DET LW 2Tim Thomas BOS G 3Evgeni Malkin PIT C 4Marian Hossa CHI RW 5Kimmo Timonen PHI D 6Corey Perry ANH RW 7Carey Price MON G 8Phil Kessel TOR RW 9Ryan Suter NSH D 10Jimmy Howard DET G 11Brian Campbell FLA D 12Patrick Kane CHI RW 13Dion Phaneuf TOR D 14Jarome Iginla CGY RW 15Dennis Wideman WAS D 16Marian Gaborik NYR RW 17Jordan Eberle EDM RW 18Tyler Seguin BOS C 19Jamie Benn DAL LW
TEAM ALFREDSSON CDaniel Alfredsson OTT RW AHenrik Lundqvist NYR G 1Erik Karlsson OTT D 2Jason Spezza OTT C 3Jonathan Quick LA G 4Claude Giroux PHI C 5Kris Letang PIT D 6Steven Stamkos TB C 7Brian Elliott STL G 8Shea Weber NSH D 9Daniel Sedin VAN LW 10Dan Girardi NYR D 11Keith Yandle PHO D 12Milan Michalek OTT LW 13Henrik Sedin VAN C 14James Neal PIT LW 15Alex Edler VAN D 16John Tavares NYI C 17Scott Hartnell PHIL W 18Jason Pominville BUF RW 19Logan Couture SJ C
Can't work in American sports like it does in international soccer. If they did that, you would have 15 teams with ZERO TV time and destroy season ticket sales for the NHL-2 as they would have no chance at all of winning the main prize.