Well that was fun-ish. As expected, the second-ever All-Star Player Fantasy Draft quickly degraded into an exercise of team loyalty and hating on rivals as Daniel Alfreddson selected every Senator (and practically every Swede) in the pool while Zdeno Chara picked every Bruin and adamantly refused to select any Canuck. He did select the only Canadien on the board, though.
As the lead indicates, Logan Couture was selected as this year's Mr. Irrelevant, while our beloved Corey Perry was selected before every forward except Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, and Marian Hossa. He ended up on Team Chara with Joffrey Lupul. There's also something truly delicious about a Shark getting picked last while a Duck (err Mighty Duck as Chara would call him) was picked so high in the draft. And lest there be any smack about how we have more All-Stars than you, the Kings, Sharks, and Ducks all ended up with one All-Star each. Though the bastard Red Wings did end up with two (stupid Jimmy Howard).
As for our reader contest, commenter Red8ball won with 14 total points, correctly picking Eric Karlsson as the first pick, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, and Tim Thomas as the first players in their positions, and Shark Logan Couture as Mr. Irrelevant. In case you somehow missed it, a Shark was picked last.
Join me after the jump for some general draft musings and observations.Did you hear a Shark was drafted last? It was pretty awesome.