When the puck drops on Sunday's 2012 NHL All-Star Game, Nashville Predators Captain Shea Weber and Alternate Captain Ryan Suter will be on opposing teams for the first time in an official competition since the 2010 Winter Olympics Gold Medal game.
Weber and Suter were back to back picks on Thursday night at the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. Shea Weber was taken in the eighth round by Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara countered with the next pick in the ninth round grabbing Suter.
Chara had the first pick in the draft and took Pavel Datsyuk while Alfredsson took his teammate and hometown favorite Erik Karlsson.
I am at the Harvey's Casino Sportsbook in Lake Tahoe and they have yet to post the odds on the game but if I was handicapping, I would say that Chara has a better squad but with Alfredson grabbing all of his hometown players, there will be a distinct home ice advantage for the Ottawans. I'm thinking that they will be a slight favorite.
Predator Craig Smith who will participate in the rookie skills competition on Saturday was chosen by Team Alfredsson.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass