NHL All Star Game 2011 Rosters: Following The Staal, Lidstrom Live Draft

January 28th, 2011 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
Welcome to the live blog for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game Draft, I am your host, Chris Minniti, a Featured Columnist of the Detroit Red Wings.

The wonderful people at Bleacher Report asked me to do a live blog for the ASG draft and I accepted.

The All-Star Game is slated to be held this Sunday, January 30 at 4:00pm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A little background about tonight's draft:

This is the first time in NHL history that the draft will take place.

On January 18, Eric Staal, from the hometown Carolina Hurricanes, was named captain of one team and Nicklas Lidstrom, veteran of 18 NHL season and 40 years old, was named captain of the other team.

Earlier last week, Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler and Washington Capitals Mike Green were named Eric Staals alternate captains while Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane and Tampa Bay Lightning Martin St. Louis were named Nicklas Lidstrom's alternates.

To start it all off, a coin flip will take place to see which team gets the first overall pick.

After that, the picks will take place.

The players in the pool for this years All-S ...

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