Taking a web page from the basic online game Road Fighter 2, we requested the league’s stars in the event that they’d love to do some smashing.
SUNRISE – The NHL all-star weekend festivities are all about enjoyable. Fanfests are at all times an enormous a part of the expertise, and gamers even slip a bit out of their consolation zones in the case of issues like the abilities competitors. With regards to Media Day, those self same stars are usually extra relaxed than they’d be if it was an everyday recreation day, so there’s room for enjoyable and dumb questions. Fortunately, I had such a query prepared.
We have seen some attention-grabbing expertise competitors occasions lately, together with the brand new Splash Shot dunk tank occasion and a golf-hockey hybrid right here in Florida. Having gamers shoot from the stands in St. Louis a number of years again was a enjoyable concept, too. However what if the gamers received the possibility to emulate a online game basic: What in the event that they received to beat up a automotive, a la Road Fighter 2?
That bonus stage was at all times enjoyable to play, and you might modify it for hockey gamers by having them shoot pucks at an outdated automotive – heck, they might even thrash it with their stick in the event that they needed to, however the pucks could be extra environment friendly.
“I like that, I might love to try this,” stated Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov. “After we performed Nashville a pair years in the past, that they had a automotive outdoors the sector that followers might beat up.”
Certainly, the Predators do have their ‘Smashville’ custom that sees the locals take a sledgehammer to a automotive painted within the opponent’s colours, so there’s some precedent right here. Since he is aware of all about it, I additionally requested Nashville’s star goalie if he would take part.
“That will be cool,” stated Juuse Saros. “I hadn’t thought of that, however yeah, I want to participate.”
After all, goggles could be offered (security first, youngsters) and hey, it would even be a stress reliever for these elite athletes.
“That will be satisfying, yeah,” stated Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon. “You have got a nasty day, you get to smash a automotive. That will be superior.”
I used to be truly shocked by how open-minded the gamers have been to this concept, nevertheless it’s clear that they do take into consideration these occasions and the place the NHL might go along with them subsequent. New York Islanders star Brock Nelson was additionally up for some car-smashing and had his personal ideas on the longer term.
“I might be fascinated about one thing tennis-related, for enjoyment,” he stated. “I believed the Vegas (all-star expertise occasion) one was fairly cool once they have been capturing the blackjack playing cards and shattering the glass. This yr appears enjoyable too, with the golf-hockey combo.”
And whereas he did not take part in Splash Shot, Nelson was intrigued by that one, as properly.
“That appeared like a fairly enjoyable time, so long as you were not the one getting dunked,” he stated. “Although that might have felt good, too.”
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