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The Big Question: Who would you pick first in the All-Star draft?

Evgeni Malkin

The Big Question will be a weekly feature on PHT where we ask a question, provide some background and ask you, the reader, to weigh in with your opinions.

Today’s question: Who would you pick first in the All-Star draft?

Daniel Alfredsson is already on the record as saying he’s going to pick teammate Erik Karlsson if he gets the first selection in Thursday’s All-Star Fantasy Draft, but let’s say you’re the captain. You’re not in the NHL, so you don’t have to do the politically correct thing. You could pick who you think is the best player. You could pick who you think is the worst player, just for shock value. For the ladies out there, you could pick the dreamiest.

A few suggestions:

Evgeni Malkin – Nobody’s playing better right now. The leading candidate to win the Hart and Art Ross.

Shea Weber or Ryan Suter – Just to see David Poile’s face. “Great, now I gotta sign the first overall pick in the all-star draft.”

Phil Kessel – So he could get up on stage and take a picture of Alex Ovechkin.

Jason Pominville – Might break down and start sobbing.

Scott Hartnell -- To make a statement to the All-Star selection committee.

Keith Yandle – Because it would be awesome to pick Keith Yandle with the first selection.

OK, here’s the roster, go make your pick...