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The kids are all righteous at NHL's All-Star weekend
The kids are all righteous at NHL's All-Star weekend

For years the NHL's most familiar player was Mr. Hockey, who gave way to the Great One, who in turn gave way to the Next One. The next Next One could be any of a half-dozen players who will participate in this weekend's All-Star festivities at Nationwide Arena, perhaps joining a line of succession graced by Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby. Injuries have kept established stars such as Crosby, his Pittsburgh teammate Evgeni Malkin, goaltenders Pekka Rinne and Jimmy Howard and defenseman Erik Johnson from taking part in the All-Star events, which began Friday with a light-hearted fantasy draft and will continue Saturday with skills contests. The All-Star game, to be...

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