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Cam Ward taken with No. 1 pick

Updated: January 29, 2011, 1:17 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nicklas Lidstrom's first pick in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft was his only bad one -- choosing the wrong side of a flipped puck with the No. 1 selection on the line.

Eric Staal of the host Carolina Hurricanes quickly picked goalie Cam Ward -- his teammate -- first overall for Team Staal.

"I was the best player available, I guess," Ward quipped. "Yeah, I was surprised. He wouldn't tell me. He wouldn't lay down his cards, at all. Obviously, I knew I had ...

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