The 2012 Fantasy Draft was a good time for all – at least if you believe that Logan Couture isn’t too crestfallen. If you missed it, here are some of the best videos from the night via NHL.com.
Couture gets a car for being picked last:
Zdeno Chara makes Pavel Datsyuk the first overall pick while Daniel Alfredsson covers the homer and Swedish connection bases by nabbing Erik Karlsson:
Joey the Junior Reporter already has more game than I do, as he asks Heidi Androl if she “dates younger men” and offers to buy her a steak. (Takes down notes.)
(He might want to work on his posture a bit, though.)
Finally, Carey Price almost does a spit-take and then shuffles comically to the podium after being selected by Joffrey Lupul/Team Chara:
What was your favorite moment from the draft?
This hasn’t been the best night for St. Louis sports fans.
Obviously, the MLB’s Cardinals getting bounced from the playoffs is a bigger deal, but the Blues face bad news, too.
While they’re currently leading the Calgary Flames by a score of 4-3, they’ll need to hang on without Kevin Shattenkirk, whose night is over thanks to a lower-body injury.
There’s no word yet on how severe the issue might be.
Naturally, the Blues must hope that it’s minor, as Shattenkirk is one of the NHL’s truly underrated assets on the blueline.
Stephanie (@MyRegularFace) tracked down a moment when the injury may have happened:
It’s not all rosy for the Flames, either, as Lance Bouma suffered an injury as well.
In some ways, it really felt like their first-round series.
For all the talent on both ends of the rink with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, each squad can really smother opponents defensively when things go that way.
Through two periods, the two teams were very quiet. Things really picked up when Justin Abdelkader unleashed a big hit, a moment that injected enough life into the proceedings for the Red Wings to eventually build a 3-1 win.
Maybe they’re slipping under the radar a bit compared to previous iterations of the team, but it’s interesting that the Red Wings are now undefeated in three games.
They’ve been impressive at times, too, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 11-4.
Call it a refreshing time after Mike Babcock or merely carryover from a subtly solid run last season, but either way, the Red Wings may just be able to keep up their end of a brewing rivalry.