Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/14/12
DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom thinks the NHL should add another element to the Fantasy Draft and All-Star Game — rivalry. With the festivities in Ottawa this year, one captain should be the Senators' Daniel Alfredsson. That's a slam dunk. He's the face of the franchise. But the other captain should be the Toronto Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf. He's the face of the enemy. "I think you can have a lot of fun with it -- and I think especially if you get the Battle of Ontario going a little bit -- even though it's an All-Star Game," Lidstrom said. "I think the guys are going into it having that attitude." Lidstrom should know. The Detroit Red Wings' superstar captained one of the teams in Carolina last year, the first time the NHL tried this format -- hoping to add some drama and competitive spirit to an event that had gone stale. The all-stars help pick the captains, the captains pick the teams on a TV show and they go at it in the game, with bragging rights on the line. It worked well last ...
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