The scoreboard also showed a clip of "Rob Ford = Maple Leafs fan." Dallas also won the game 7-1, so yeah, tough night all around for the Leafs.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I dunno. I think you're not giving a potential fan enough credit. Except for baseball EVERY All-Star event is severely lacking contact and defense, and I think the average sports fan knows the difference when they are watching an All-Star game.