Going to start off this mornings From Abdelkader to Zuccarello a little different; because lets face it with the All-Star Weekend everything is a little different right now. So here is with my music choice of the morning: Bleak – What You Are:
Now let us dive in as the NHL All-Star Weekend kicks off with a state-of-the-art unveiling at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital – No it’s not the Guardians.
Round One: Cam Ward (Team Staal); Steven Stamkos (Team Lidstrom)
Round Two: Alexander Ovechkin; Duncan Keith
Round Three: Daniel Sedin; Henrik Sedin
Round Four: Zdeno Chara; Shea Weber
Round Five: Rick Nash; Tim Thomas
Round Six: Henrik Lundqvist; Daniel Briere
Round Seven: Marc Staal; Dustin Byfuglien
Round Eight: Patrick Sharp; Jonathan Toews
Round Nine: Dan Boyle, Marc-Andre Fleury
Round Ten: Carey Price; Jonas Hiller
Round Eleven: Jeff Skinner; Brad Richards
Round Twelve: Kris Letang; Keith Yandle
Round Thirteen: Claude Giroux; Brent Burns
Round Fourteen: Erik Karlsson; Martin Havlat
Round Fifteen: Corey Perry; Anze Kopitar
Round Sixteen: Patrik Elias; Matt Duchene
Round Seventeen: David Backes; Loui Eriksson
Round Eighteen: Paul Stastny; Phil Kessel
They say good things happen to those that wait. Well Toronto Maple Leaf Phil Kessel did a lot of waiting last night as we went last in the first ever NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft – but it was for a good cause. For being the last pick in the draft a charity of his choice will receive a $20,000 donation.
As part of her “Let’s Move!” initiative First lady Michelle Obama had teamed up with USA Hockey and the National Hockey League to produce a public service announcement. “Let’s Move!” encourages children to be healthy and active by playing hockey.
A look back at some of the biggest news from the last NHL All-Star game back in 2009
For all of those goalies in training out there: The Goalie Guild has a great piece on Casual vs. Attentive goaltending.
With so many Swedes on the All-Star roster it should not come as a surprise all the coverage in Sweden about the fantasy draft last night.
Speaking of Swedes… Greg Wyshynski over at Puck Daddy has video of “The Twins” speaking of their first ever split.
The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell weighs in on the results of the first ever NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft.