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What a weekend, huh? Hockey fans from around the world flocked to Columbus to celebrate the best talents the game has to offer. It was a weekend-long party, complete with the myriad of activities at the NHL Fan Fair, a three-story behemoth of a snow slide on Nationwide Blvd. and a full-size outdoor skating rink. Oh, and there was some pretty great hockey as well.
But the weekend has come to an end, as all good things must. Let's re-live it here, looking back at the best parts of All-Star Weekend. Spoiler alert: Ryan Johansen had a really good weekend.
Kessel - Seguin trade, part two
Nick Foligno's tenure as the general manager for Team Foligno was a short one, but that didn't stop him from making one of the boldest trades of the season. In a draft filled with hilarious moments, this one was probably the funniest, as Foligno and Toews cooked up a trade straight out of the history books. It was an historic moment for the All-Star draft.
Many message board fans of Team Foligno questioned the trade, wondering if the team was mortgaging the long-term future in what was clearly a "win now" move. But Foligno's shrewd negotiation tactics paid off immediate dividends, as Kessel beat Seguin in the Fastest Skater competition. Seguin had a big game the next night, so perhaps history will remember this trade as a wash.