The willing combatants

To call this year’s Fantasy Draft predictable and over the top would be fairly apt. In sum, every teammate is on the same team as every other teammate, as are guys who fall along the same national team lines as their respective captain. At any rate, the teams were decided and the rosters for the skills competition and all-star game were set.

One of the few surprises of the night came early when Team Chara took Pavel Datsyuk first overall. Datsyuk had been joking about his desire to go last so he could get a car and despite his immense talent he was ultimately a surprise to go first. Unsurprisingly, Alfredsson took Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza with his first two picks.

The other big surprise came when Logan Couture was taken last in the draft, meaning a lot of people lost money on Jason Pominville going to Team Alfredsson a few picks earlier. Here are the full rosters courtesy of

The full rundown

And here’s how you can see it all break down:

Look out for the Skills Competition on Saturday and All-Star game on Sunday.

Here’s how Daniel Alfredsson thought he did:

Comments (4)

  1. Daniel in round 9, Henrik in round 13. Such a golden opportunity to split them up! Also, kind of awkward for Henrik, huh?

  2. One thing I noticed last night was how terrible some of the NHL players hair is. Can’t they afford stylists?

  3. Not every teammate is together. Nashville’s Weber and Suter were split up.

  4. neither are the penguins, also i think alfie baited chara by not picking hank right after dank, see if he would take a canuck, but i think chara got stuck with hodgson, so lucic gonna be mad

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