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Feeling a Draft

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Perry reportedly created those lights with his mind.

Not much to report in Ducks land except that Corey Perry will be part of the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft tonight at 5 p.m. Pacific. The draft itself airs exclusively on NBC Sports Network (the former Versus) but you can watch the pre-draft show here and the post-draft show here.

Like last year, the draft will divide the 38 All-Stars and 12 rookies into two teams for the game on Sunday. Team Alfredsson is led by captain Daniel Alfredsson of the All-Star host Senators and assistant captain Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers. Team Chara is led by captain Zdeno Chara of the Bruins and assistant captain Joffrey Lupul of the Leafs.

In last year's draft, Perry was taken in the 15th of the 18 rounds by Team Staal. But coming off a Hart Trophy season in 2010-11 and the fact that good buddy and former teammate Lupul is helping with the selecting for Team Chara, you can bet he'll go higher this year.

From the NHL: The teams will compete in the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition™, at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., ET, and the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game, at Scotiabank Place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m., ET. Live television coverage of both events will be provided by NBC Sports Network in the United States.

A coin toss will decide first pick, with Alfredsson and Chara, joined by their assistant captains, alternately drafting the 38 remaining All-Stars through 19 rounds. Each team will consist of three goaltenders, six defensemen and 12 forwards. To ensure that the final draft picks are true selections and not simply predetermined due to position requirements, each team's three goalies must be picked by the end of Round 10 and each team's six defensemen must be picked by the conclusion of Round 15.

The 12 Rookies participating in the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition will be divided by the National Hockey League into two groups of six. At the completion of the 15th round of the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft, one NHL Rookie will be selected to choose which All-Star team his group will join for the skills competition.

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