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NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco

Ovechkin No. 1 pick in NHL Network mock draft

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Kevin Weekes played just one season with Eric Staal, but it gave the NHL Network analyst the insight he felt he needed to climb inside the All-Star captain's head and take part in a mock draft for this year's All-Star Game.

Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom will do the picking for real Friday at the NHL All-Star Fantasy Player Draft (8 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN), but on Thursday, Weekes and fellow analyst Mike Johnson took their shot at picking how the draft might go.

Weekes, who played with Staal during the 2003-04 season on the Carolina Hurricanes, represented Team Staal, while Johnson, who played against Lidstrom numerous times during his 11-season NHL career, represented Team Lidstrom.
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Roenick expects fans will enjoy Fantasy Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

"I guess you can look at it as, 'Yeah, I'm the last player picked of the best players in the world.' It will be a very uncomfortable situation for that player because all the guys will be sitting up there looking at them, looking at you, and you are that person. "
-- Jeremy Roenick on being the last player picked at the Cisco Fantasy Draft

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jeremy Roenick believes there's nothing to be ashamed about being the last player plucked during Friday's anticipated NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco (TSN/RDS in Canada; VERSUS in the U.S., 8 p.m. ET) at the Raleigh Convention Center.
 
Still, he realizes it isn't something on anyone's wish list.
 
"I guess you can look at it as, 'Yeah, I'm the last player picked of the best players in the world,' " Roenick told NHL.com. "It will be a very uncomfortable situation for that player because all the guys will be sitting up there looking at them, looking at you, and you are that person. 
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All-Star fantasy draft set for tonight (TSN, VERSUS)

NHL.com

All of the posturing and pleading is about to be over -- the time for Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal to choose their teams for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover almost is here.

Team Lidstrom and Team Staal will make their decisions live Friday (8 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN) at the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco. Alternate captains Martin St. Louis and Patrick Kane will be helping Lidstrom, while Mike Green and Ryan Kesler will offer their insight to Staal.

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Mock draft III: Who will Lidstrom, Staal choose?

Thursday, 01.27.2011 / 9:02 AM / NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco

NHL.com

Could Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom do our jobs as well as we think we can do theirs?

We obviously don't think so, but we'd also rather not find out for fear of them making us totally obsolete.

Frankly, would you rather hear from us or from them?

Don't answer that.

Let's just move on to our third and final mock draft as once again staff writers Dan Rosen and Dave Lozo have attempted to get inside the minds of Staal and Lidstrom, your captains for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover.
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Staal mulling draft strategies for All-Star Weekend

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

If there's one guy inside the NHL community that Carolina captain Eric Staal can trust to keep his draft ideas secret, it would be his brother Jordan in Pittsburgh.

"(Eric) told me a few things about his decisions," Jordan Staal admitted to the Penguins' website Tuesday.

And why wouldn't he?

Jordan will be in Raleigh this weekend for the Staal family reunion (yes, they are having one). His two NHL-playing brothers as well as a pair of Penguins' teammates (Marc-Andre Fleury and Kris Letang) will be in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover, but otherwise Jordan doesn't have a real horse in this race, so he can be totally unbiased.

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St. Louis: Stamkos should go No. 1 in All-Star Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Six-time NHL All-Star Martin St. Louis can think of 38 good reasons why Tampa Bay Lightning teammate Steven Stamkos should be a part of Team Lidstrom during the NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover on Sunday.

"Well, obviously, 38 goals so far this season ... that's all I have to say," St. Louis told the media during an All-Star conference call  Monday. "He's pretty good for the skills thing too. He's got some good moves and it would be nice to be on the same team together. But we'll see."

St. Louis will find out on Friday during the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco (TSN/RDS in Canada; VERSUS in the U.S., 8 p.m. ET) at the Raleigh Convention Center. St. Louis, who was named an alternate captain for the All-Star Game, will join fellow alternate Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and captain Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings to choose from a pool of 36 all stars.
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