Found January 26, 2012 on
The NHL All-Star fantasy draft will take place on Thursday night, but the key word there is "fantasy." After all the fun of All-Star weekend, the players picked for Team Chara and Team Alfredsson will return to their home franchises, hopefully no worse for the wear. Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson are lucky enough to play NHL general manager for a day, something that many fans would envy them for. With the bevy of young talent in today's NHL, GMs around the league have plenty of options when answering the question of which active player in the league would be...

Zdeno Chara, Daniel Alfredsson Will Have Plenty of Options for NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft

Zdeno Chara could have probably assumed that he wouldn't be getting a few days off for the NHL All-Star weekend. That's what happens when you're arguably the defenseman in the league. Chara has a little bit more on his plate this weekend, though, as he was named one of the captains for the All-Star Game. That means he'll have to draft his team for Sunday's game...

Who Should Zdeno Chara Absolutely Avoid Drafting in NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft?

Zdeno Chara will not have the same break from playing that the rest of his teammates will enjoy during the All-Star festivities. While he will be joined by teammates Tyler Seguin and Tim Thomas in Ottawa to play in this year's All-Star game, Chara will also have the added responsibility of captaining his own team and drafting a varied cast of characters to play for Team Chara...

Chara picks Tim Thomas second

GATINEAU, Quebec--Zdeno Chara did not pick his teammate Tim Thomas first, but he didn't make him wait long in last night's NHL Fantasy Draft. After taking Pavel Datsyuk with his first pick, he then went with Thomas, who has been embroiled in controversy since deciding ...

Team Chara, Team Alfredsson select Skills lineups

OTTAWA -- Soon after Zdeno Chara walked into the room, he whipped out his phone and sent a text message to teammate Tyler Seguin. Chara had to ask Seguin if he would be cool doing the All-State NHL Breakaway Challenge on Saturday night at the 20...

What can NHL do about concussion problem?

When New York Rangers forward Wojtek Wolski elbowed Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head earlier this season, causing a concussion, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan declined to suspend Wolski. Shanahan cited Wolskis clean track record and the specifics of the play, arguing that Wolski didnt see Alfredsson until the last minute, then tensed up to protect himself. When...

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson hopes to play another season

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Alfredsson lands Sens-ational squad in all-star draft

Some might call it his all-star dream team. Or we could state the obvious and label this group a Sens-ational squad. All three of his Ottawa Senators teammates, every Swede available ... so Daniel Alfredsson, how do you feel about the way ...

Drafting The NHL's All-Disappointment Team

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara assembled a fine-looking team for the NHL All-Star Game. So did fellow captain Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators.Their “fantasy draft” went very well as the world’s best players prepared for their showcase event in Ottawa. Team Chara vs. Team Alfredsson should be great fun.But what about the miserable failures of this season? Which...

Need to know: NHL Skills Competition

The annual Skills Competition is on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. The NBC Sports Network will carry it LIVE beginning at 7 p.m., ET. Team Alfredsson, captained by forward Daniel Alfredsson (OTT), will compete against Team Cha...

Skills Competition Lineups Announced

OTTAWA -- The captains of both Team Alfredsson and Team Chara held private meetings earlier this afternoon to decide their lineups for the 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which will take place tomorrow night at ScotiaBank Place. As Team Alfredsson head coach John Tortorella confirmed in a press conference today, the coaches do not have any input on the Skills Competition...

Datsyuk taken with top pick in NHL All-Star draft

GATINEAU, Quebec • Daniel Alfredsson stuck close to home — both his native Sweden and his adopted home of Ottawa — in making his selections in the NHL All-Star draft on Thursday night.

Now’s a good time for Girardi

Dan Girardi leads all players by averaging 27:22 of action per game, more than two minutes above what Bruins strongman Zdeno Chara logs per appearance. The 27-year-old Girardi has become New York’s version of Chara - a stay-at-home shutdown presence - for the Bruins’ most viable competitor in the race for the Eastern Conference crown.
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