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I promised myself I wasn't going to do this......(Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
I promised myself I wasn't going to do this......(Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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Maybe I'm out on a limb here, but Phil Kessel being selected last in the All-Star Game Fantasy Draft is actually a good thing.  The last thing most Leaf fans need to hear or read about right now is Brian Burke trying and failing to trade for young talent, or the Kessel trade, or how the playoffs are out of reach.  Not that those things are irrelevant, but they have been beaten to death by pretty much everybody as of late, and this new story is a bit of a change.  Plus, we all know that the real reason Kessel was selected last was to give the true star of the weekend more camera time (not to mention that neither ASG team captain wanted to put the fear of God into the opposing goalies).  Enjoy it while it lasts.

Links after the jump...

Saturday links:

Ten events to save the Skills Competition

New DGB

Kessel picked last

Fanhouse has the story

Marlies beat Crunch 5-2

THN reports on Toronto's latest victory

Reimer rest of the way

Puckin Eh wants to see #34 ride the storm

Changes are coming. What to expect?

MLHS updates as the trade deadline approaches

Leafs back where they started

What a lack of difference a year makes. The G&M reports

Burke and the Leaf media

Tom Benjamin of Canuck's Corner defends Burke and his moves so far