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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, and Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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  • Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, and Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    NHL All-Star Game rules force tough omissions on rosters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL All-Star Game’s 3-on-3, four-team tournament format put an intriguing spin on a staid exercise when it was introduced last season. The format also essentially guaranteed a few glaring snubs when the All-Star teams are chosen. All four teams must have six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies apiece from […]