Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/18/11 at 12:26 PM ET
from Greg Wyshynski of PuckDaddy,
The first NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft will be held next Friday night in Raleigh, and it could be a game-changer for how these exhibition game rosters are chosen—and not just for hockey.
For puckheads, it’s provided some much-needed buzz for a midseason event that has its share of detractors and those who want the game eliminated outright.
“It’s funny: I see a lot of people really [pooping] on it, but not a lot of them are guys that played in them,” said Brendan Shanahan, NHL VP of hockey and business development. “When I was a kid, I loved the All-Star Game. It was almost like seeing actors out of character.”
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