[originally posted on the DoubleDeke.com forum - Jan 25 2009 by "theHockeyNet_com"]
This year will be the 13th All-Star Game played in Montreal, Gordie Howe, also known as Mr. Hockey to many people was the oldest player ever to compete in an All-Star Game. At the time he earned the record he was 51 years, 10 months and 5 days. He also holds the record for most appearances in NHL allstar games, by playing in 23 of them.
On the opposite end of the spectrum Detroit’s Steve Yzerman, was one of the youngest to play in an allstar game in 1984 when he was 18 years, 8 months and 22 days old.
I think they should bring back the original format where the defending Stanley cup champions took on the allstars of the rest of the league, that might spice things up.