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NHL All-Star game has lost meaning over the years
NHL All-Star game has lost meaning over the years

The original purpose of the NHL's All-Star game — before it even was given that name — was noble. The defending Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs played a team of NHL stars in Toronto in 1934 as a tribute to Irvin (Ace) Bailey, whose career was ended by a fractured skull he suffered on a check by Eddie Shore. Proceeds benefited Bailey's family. In 1937, the Canadiens played a team of NHL standouts in Montreal to honor Howie Morenz, who suffered a broken leg early that year and died several months later. In 1939, the game was a memorial to Babe Siebert, who drowned in an off-season accident. The Canadiens and stars of other teams raised $15,000 for Siebert's...

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