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Kane Put Toews in Check

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    Kaner got the chance to select his team for the all star game, and he made Toews wait it out. Watch the snub. (Published Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011)

    Patrick Kane enjoyed a little fun with Jonathan Toews.

    Kane selected Toews as the 16th overall pick in the NHL All-Star Fantasy draft, making the Blackhawks Captain the LAST Hawk selected.

    “I saw him sitting over here sweating so I thought I’d take some pressure off him,” said Kane after choosing Toews.

    “I think he swallowed his pride big time on that one. Smart pick, but I won’t disappoint,” responded Toews. “I think the decision came from the other two guys (team captain Nick Lidstrom and alternate captain, Martin St. Louis). I don’t think it’s coming from this guy (Kane).”

    Patrick Kane wasn’t the only Blackhawk taking shots at Toews.

    “I’m happy to be on Team Staal,” said Patrick Sharp. “I’m even more excited to go one pick higher than Jonathan Toews.”

    Sharp’s the odd man out though.

    Kane racked up the hat-trick in this draft. He selected Duncan Keith in the second round, leaving Sharp on his own with Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville, the coach of Team Staal.

    Sharp described the new Fantasy Draft as a “little nerve racking,” but he played it right. Like a kid on a playground, he lobbied both teams to pick him.

    Other notables on Kane’s team: heavy-weight belt holder Dustin Byfuglien (14th pick) and Martin Havlat (28th pick).