Thornton to Chara: I wouldn't pick Canucks

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Thornton to Chara: I wouldn't pick Canucks

Appearing on the Toucher and Rich show this morning, forward Shawn Thornton touched on topics ranging from the Vancouver Canucks to Phil Kessel and next weeks All-Star Fantasy Draft.When asked if newly appointed All-Star captain Zdeno Chara should let Phil Kessel be taken last for a second year in a row, Thornton enthusiastically.Yes, he said with a laugh. Absolutely, and for no other reason then I would think it was funny that he got picked last for a couple years in a row and I would try to keep it going for as long as possible. Though being picked last is never fun, whichever player gets the unwanted honor will walk away with a brand new car.By the same token, Thornton was asked if Chara can select a player from Vancouver and come back to the locker room with his head held high.If it was me, Thornton said, I probably wouldn't pick somebody from Vancouver."The All-Star Fantasy Draft takes place January 26th, with the game being played January 29th in Ottawa.

Highlights: Atlanta Hawks 114, Boston Celtics 98

Highlights: Atlanta Hawks 114, Boston Celtics 98

Tempers flared between the Celtics and Hawks, but Atlanta was able to get the best of Boston as they get the victory in the TD Garden.

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.