2011 NHL All-Star Game Draft Wrap Post
Kris was selected to Team Staal, which means he is going against Fleury, should be interesting! Also, I know everyone saw Kris trip up the stairs, at least he caught himself before making a big fall.
Letang also addressed his near fall after being picked in the draft: “I was a little nervous. I didn’t want to do anything stupid. I ended up slipping and almost went down. I stayed on my feet, kept my ground. I was good.
“I’m really scared to shoot on Fleury, he’s got some good moves,” Fleury said in imitation of Letang. He added, “It will be great for me to have bragging rights going back to Pittsburgh. Hopefully, I’ll see him in the shootout.”
“We’ll see if I face him in the skills competition,” Letang responded. “He said something on the mic earlier and now he’s wearing my name. That’s fun.”
Letang also addressed his near fall after being picked in the draft: “I was a little nervous. I didn’t want to do anything stupid. I ended up slipping and almost went down. I stayed on my feet, kept my ground. I was good.”
Note: Lidstrom said that his team selected Fleury based on Martin St. Louis’ suggestion. “I asked St. Louis who he thought was appropriate in a game like this,” Lidstrom said. “It was hard for him, but he thought Fleury was a good pick for us, especially with some of the breakaways in the skills competition. We don’t see him a whole lot so Marty helped us out there.”
Team Staal picks Letang! The two Penguins teammates will now square off against each other in the All-Star Game and skills competition. That should make for some fun.
Penguins’ Fleury, Letang chosen for different All-Star teams
Friday, January 28, 2011
By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
RALEIGH, N.C. — Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Kris Letang, the team’s only two healthy All-Star representatives, tonight were picked for opposite sides and will oppose each other in Sunday’s game.
Fleury was the fourth of the six goaltenders chosen and was selected 18th overeall by Team Lidstrom, headed by Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom. Letang was picked 23rd overall by Team Staal, headed by Carolina center Eric Staal.
The NHL All-Star Game is using a fantasy league style draft to choose sides for the first time.