won the puck toss and took Cam Ward
with the first overall pick. As far as homer picks go, you might not find a bigger one in the history of this draft. Of course, this was the first pick ever in the first draft ever, but you get my point.
Nick Lidstrom took advantage of Staal's bias toward his teammate and got a steal in Steven Stamkos
, who will pair with teammate Martin St. Louis
Then Team Staal assistant captain Mike Green
stepped to the mic and took teammate Alex Ovechkin
. That started a run on the phrase "my boy" in the early going.
The homerism continued with the fourth pick, as Team Staal allowed Patrick Kane
to announce the selection of defenseman Duncan Keith
. I always though the All-Star Game was a way for guys to play with other elite players on different teams. It's like working in a pizza shop with your wife and ordering pizza for dinner on your anniversary.
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