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NHL players to pick All-Star sides

Updated: November 10, 2010, 8:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The NHL All-Star Game will look like a schoolyard pickup game this season.

The league announced Wednesday that it is switching from the conference-versus-conference format it has used for years to a player draft conducted by the All-Stars themselves, in which captains selected by the players will determine the teams.

The 2011 All-Star Weekend will be hosted by Carolina on the last weekend in January.

Under the new format, two captains per team will select the ...

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