Reminder: NHL All-Star festivities start

This year's version will have a new set of rules and differences

The 2011 NHL All-Star festivities start tonight with the draft of the All-Stars. There will be two captains selecting the teams, very similar to a pick-up game style. The two captains will be Eric Staal of the host Carolina Hurricanes, and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings. This is the first year the NHL is doing this format. Saturday is the Skills competition, and at 4:00 PM ET the All-Star Game will be live from Raleigh, North Carolina. The Draft will be on TSN and Versus at 8:00 PM Eastern Time Friday.

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