NHL players to pick All-Star sides
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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