Originally posted on Down Goes Brown  |  Last updated 1/21/12
"My little buddy here says I can have the firstpick. Right Daniel? RIGHT DANIEL?" The NHL has named the two captains in next weekend's all-star game in Ottawa, and they aren't big surprises. Hometown hero Daniel Alfredsson will lead one squad, while Bruins' defenceman Zdeno Chara will head the other.The two players are similar in many ways. Both are well-respected veterans. Both play in the Northeast division. And both have plenty of history with the Senators and their fans, which should add some spice to the weekend's events.But while they share some characteristics, these are still two very different players. And since they'll both be in the spotlight all week, let's take a closer look at the two all-star captains.Alfredsson: Was born in 1972, on December 11.Chara: Was born in 1977, from March 13 to 18.Chara: Has a wingspan of over seven feet if he spreads his arms out.Alfredsson: Has a wingspan of over seven feet if we're counting his hairstyle from 2003.Alfredsson: Once infuria...
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