Flyers' Giroux on All-Star Game format: 'It's going to be pretty exciting'
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux clearly is in favor of the NHL's revamped format for the 2016 All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Jan. 31.
"It's going to be pretty exciting to play and it's going to be pretty exciting for our fans," Giroux told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's up-and-down hockey, and there's going to be a lot of skills in those games."
The All-Star Game will have players representing the four divisions competing in three 20-minute contests in a tournament. A semifinal round will then give way to the championship.
The league is banking that the success of the regular-season's 3-on-3 overtime format will carry over to the All-Star Game.
Giroux could be the lone All-Star Game representative for the struggling Flyers (6-8-5), who have lost two in a row and 10 of their last 12 contests (2-6-4).