Get an Inside Look at the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend in Raleigh, N.C. The new and hopefully improved NHL All-Star weekend is finally here.

The NHL’s Fan Fair offered some fun for the dedicated group of Bruins fans who made the trip to North Carolina, offering a variety of activities while players were on hand for interviews.

The All-Star Fantasy Draft kicked off at 8 p.m., and the Bruins will see team representatives Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara playing on opposite sides, as Chara was selected by Eric Staal, and Thomas was chosen by Nicklas Lidstrom.

NESN's Naoko Funayama was on hand for all the fun, seeking out all the Bruins' fans at the event and catching all the players as they walked by for interviews. Be sure to check out Naoko's insider view at the photo gallery link below.

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