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Video- Was It Predetermined Kessel Would Be Picked Last?

Again, any other city than Toronto, this would be a non-issue. 

I’d say some of the media is digging too deeply.

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I would ordinarily tell Toronto fans to not take something like this so seriously, but considering having a player in the ASG is probably the best thing that will happen to their team this year… maybe they are taking this as seriously as they should.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/30/11 at 12:15 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

I thought it was classy by Lidstrom to do something special:

When he picked Staal he made sure that, “We’re proud to select” Kessel.  That’s an important thing to say to the kid to let him know that he’s last but not least.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 01/30/11 at 12:53 AM ET

HeilThom's avatar

Are these guys serious? They’re making something out of nothing. The players had fun with it. There were jokes & friendly jabs by not taking certain players. These guys are idiots.

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 01/30/11 at 12:37 PM ET

Primis's avatar

A better message would have been naming nobody form Toronto in the first place.

Posted by Primis on 01/30/11 at 06:38 PM ET


It’s the Toronto media.  If they never made a story out of nothing, they would hardly write anything.

Posted by CoolJ90 on 01/31/11 at 02:43 PM ET

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