NHL All Star Game 2011: Our Picks For The League's First All-Star Draft

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NHL All Star Game 2011: Our Picks For The League's First All-Star Draft
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So we've finally arrived at the NHL All-Star Weekend, and perhaps the most important part of the weekend, the All-Star Fantasy Draft.

To be honest, I think the Draft will probably attract more people than the actual game itself, although the NHL All-Star Game is what it is: an exhibition. While I'm not a huge fan of All-Star Games, at least the NHL should get credit for thinking outside the box and taking a shot with this fantasy draft idea. It can't make the All-Star Game much worse than the North America vs. The World format, and even that was more watchable than the Pro Bowl.

We've heard a lot about this format and what could happen with this fantasy draft tonight. Heck, how many stories have we seen about who could be picked last? I still think they should really go grassroots and use street hockey rules to pick the teams - put everyone's stick in a pile, divide the pile into two and those are the two teams - but that's just me. This will have to do for now.

So with that in mind, here's the Mock Fantasy Draft heading into tonight.

(A quick note to keep in mind: All goalies must be selected by the tenth round and all defensemen must be selected by the 15th round. Also the 12 rookies will be divided up and put onto teams).

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