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NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Open Thread

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Hockey needs fans like this.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
Hockey needs fans like this. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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GOOOOOOOD EVENING.

With Calgary's best player leading goals/game scorer MVP points leader and all-around cool dude Jarome Iginla representing the best Albertan city in Ottawa tonight, I thought an open thread would be warranted.

Just think- Jarome Iginla could be taken first overall- or he could be taken last overall. THE DRAMA. More after the jump.

Admittedly, I've always loved this event. I know it's a "meaningless game" (though that's a hilarious statement in and of itself, since all hockey is meaningless) and overblown, but I've always enjoyed seeing some of the best players gathered together for an event.

Even better, the Fantasy Draft has added actual intrigue to the proceedings as a whole (which team will score 9 as opposed to 8 isn't exactly the greatest drama). From Alex Ovechkin photographing Phil Kessel sitting alone to the drama of brothers staying together or splitting up- it's fascinating. It's a little bit political, a little bit goofy, and a lot entertaining.

So without further ado, join me in mocking the existence of Alyonka Larionov as a "reporter and Instagrammer" and the presence of Nick Johnson as an All-Star.

Also, here's your song for the night:

Liam Finn - Energy spent (via MrManu061)