By Amanda DiPaolo
The NHL’s All-Star Weekend festivities kick off with a fantasy draft on Versus at 7 pm central time.
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While the possibility of drama surrounded the draft Friday afternoon when news broke on twitter by TSN that the flight bringing Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green to Raleigh had been delayed. Darren Dreger later said that James Duthie was monitoring the flight status for the players and that they would make it on time.
The real excitment will take place at the Raleigh convention center when Eric Staal and Niklas Lidstrom select the All-Star teams.
Nashville fans are gearing up to find out when Shea Weber will be selected.
If Pierre McGuire’s assessment is correct, the Predators’ captain will be chosen in the early rounds. Talking about the Fantasy Draft before it took place, McGuirre talked about who he would select given the opportunity. “If I’m Lidstrom, I’m going after skill. I want Steven Stamkos on my team, I want Shea Weber to anchor my defence. I want both Sedins on my team. I don’t just want one, I want to get greedy, I want both. I want all the skill. I’ll take Alex Ovechkin and the hottest scorer in the last three NHL All-Star Games in Rick Nash. I’ll take him too. Forget family, I want to win!” McGuirre said.
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