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Bruins Daily Mock Fantasy All-Star Draft

Bruins Daily Mock Fantasy All-Star Draft

Over the last handful of meaningful (and meaningless) NHL  games, our own Anthony Travalgia and Dan St.Pierre tend to make fun personal wagers with each other over the outcome. With the NHL All-Star weekend taking place this weekend, the two once again locked in a gentlemen’s bet and drafted All-Star teams based on the NHL All-Star player pool.

The point structure is simple and we recommend all NHL fans to spice up a relatively uneventful All-Star game by adding a fantasy hockey twist to it.

Head-to-Head NHL All-Star Game Scoring System

Goal: 2-points

Assist: 1-point

Special Teams Point: 1-point

Game Winning Goal: 3-points

MVP: 3-points

Goaltender Win: 5-points

Saves: 0.5-points/save

Goals Allowed: -0.5-points/goal allowed

 

 

Round Dan St.Pierre (Foligno) Anthony Travalgia (Toews)
1 Alexander Ovechkin (WSH) Tyler Seguin (DAL)
2 Steven Stamkos (TB) Jonathan Tavares (NYI)
3 Patrick Kane (CHI) Claude Giroux (PHI)
4 Phil Kessel (TOR) Jakub Voracek (PHI)
5 Ryan Getzlaf (ANH) Rick Nash (CBJ)

 

Dan: To me, starting off with Foligno instead of a player like Toews naturally puts you at a disadvantage, but luckily, Anthony selected Seguin with his first overall pick, making an Ovechkin and Stamkos pairing possible. Without a doubt, the biggest value came in my Kane and Kessel back-t0-back picks who should surely tally 5-plus points combined on the day.

Anthony: Starting off with Toews and Seguin is very okay in my book. A lot of scoring between the two there. Love following up with teammates in Giroux and Voracek. Something tells me those two guys know a thing or two about playing together. Unfortunately tonight they will be playing against each other.

 

Round Dan St.Pierre (Foligno) Anthony Travalgia (Toews)
6 Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) Tyler Johnson (TB)
7 Anze Kopitar (LA) Duncan Keith (CHI)
8 Shea Weber (NSH) Carey Price (MTL)
9 Bobby Ryan (OTT) Kevin Shattenkirk (STL)
10 Drew Doughty (LA) Mark Giordano (CGY)

 

Dan: I think I made my biggest mistake in this round, selecting Bobby Ryan with my 10th overall pick. At the time, I was thinking Ryan has the skill set and enough of a goalscoring finish to be able to net a couple points in the game, but the pick should have been Blues defenseman and former Boston University great Kevin Shattenkirk to complement my earlier Weber selection the pick before. Saying that, grabbing Doughty in Round 10 is downright highway robbery. You’re always rolling the dice in exhibition games like this, but puck-moving defensemen should always be your priority. 

Anthony:  After stacking my forwards with my first five picks, it was time to turn to the blueline with the next five. Guys like Giordano, Shattenkirk and Keith should combine for at least five points, giving me a slight advantage in defensemen over Dan. I also felt I needed Price. We have all seen how well he plays with an all-star lineup in front of him. Hello Olympics.

 

Round Dan St.Pierre (Foligno) Anthony Travalgia (Toews)
11 Dustin Byfuglien (WPG) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM)
12 Ryan Johansen (CBJ) Brent Burns (SJ)
13 Ryan Suter (MIN) Brent Seabrook (CHI)
14 Oliver Ekman-Larsson (PHX) Jaroslav Halak (NYI)
15 Patrice Bergeron (BOS) Filip Forsberg (NSH)

 

Dan: After seeing Anthony draft three defensemen with three of his first 10 selections, I turned my attention to bolster my blue line. In Byfuglien, I’m honestly not really sure what to expect as he’s not exactly the fleetest of foot, but hopefully he continuously jumps into the play on Sunday as a fourth forward. With my Johansen selection, I’m rolling the dice on a local kid getting thrown into the spotlight and shining.

Anthony: Pickings here got a bit tough. With Crosby, Malkin and Johnson out of the game, guys like RNH, and Forsberg are called a little earlier than expected. That being said, I love being able to pick Burns. Another blueliner who racks up points.

 

Round Dan St.Pierre (Foligno) Anthony Travalgia (Toews)
16 Corey Crawford (CHI) Roberto Luongo (FLA)
17 Justin Faulk (CAR) Radim Vrbata (VAN)
18 Brian Elliott (STL) Patrik Elias (NJ)
19 Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT) Aaron Ekblad (FLA)

 

Dan: With no player replacement for Sidney Crosby, we decided to drop the last remaining forward, ultimately Girgensons, to balance the rosters off. Like All-Star games of past, a high scoring affair should be expected, which is why I didn’t put much value into drafting goaltenders early. I mean, my second to last draft pick was the NHL’s leader in goals-against-average. At the end of the day, I think Mr. Travalgia regrets more than a handful of his selections.

Anthony: Remaining picks here are basically shooting for prayers here. Shouldn’t be too many points coming from these guys. Although, MAF could play a huge roll for Dan’s team. Hopefully for me that is a negative roll.

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