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LBC's 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Open Thread

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A last-minute addition, Ekblad joins Luongo in repping the Cats Sunday; will they play on same team?

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Bare-bones Open Thread minimalism on a lovely Friday evening in SoFla. So Aaron Ekblad will join Roberto Luongo for Sunday's main event of the weekend, giving us reason to watch for something other than Lou's allotted single period.

What is this carnival side show tonight, you ask? From the league...

A puck will be flipped to determine which team is awarded the first overall selection, with Captains Foligno and Toews, joined by their Assistant Captains, alternately drafting the 36 remaining All-Stars through 18 rounds.

Each team will be comprised of three goaltenders, six defensemen and 12 forwards. To ensure the final draft picks are not predetermined due to position requirements, each team's three goaltenders must be picked by the end of Round 10 and each team's six defensemen must be picked by the end of Round 15. One trade per team is allowed.

It is a bit of a hoot given the twisted politics at work, and has the positive aspect of being the second-best event of the three day festival (and the first sure won't be Sunday). Full pre-draft roster via the NHL here.

  • START: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • TV: NBCSN, TSN, CBC

Enjoy, and thanks for hanging!