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#1 jfranzen

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

Nobody likes to be picked last. I get that. It's embarrassing and humiliating and basically tells the world that you are unwanted and unskilled. Apparently these mighty hockey players' feelings are hurt when they are picked last in the ALL-STARS DRAFT.

Seriously, lets think about this for a second. You were selected from the worlds most elite league of hockey to represent the best of the best in a once-a-year contest that features world-class players doing things that the fans expect to see maybe once or twice a season. How, exactly, is getting picked last such a bad thing?

And why are we giving these guys a consolation prize? Oh yeah, "Sorry you got picked last out of a group of the best players in the NHL this year while the captains picked their teammates, here's a car." As if they couldn't afford a crappy Honda in the first place.

In summation, if you're really that upset because you were the last pick out of this years high-scoring group of players and can't be happy that you at least were picked for the All-Star game, then you're just an ungrateful baby. Suck it up and enjoy the fun event that the league has put together for you or GTFO.

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#2 Nevermind

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

That's why the NHL and NHLPA also give $10,000 each to a charity of Couture's choice. So it doesn't look that bad that they're giving a millionaire a car prize. Besides, Honda gives the car to the NHL for free anyways as a sponsor.

IMO, Couture should donate the car to charity as well. It's not like he can't afford a car for himself or family/friends. I'm sure you wouldn't complain if this was the case.

#3 HankthaTank

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

If being picked last means I get a Honda, I would have rather been Jamie Benn... I see what I did there, yeah. ;)
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#4 jfranzen

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

Yeah, if it were me, I'd just donate the car. The charity thing is cool too.
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#5 hooon

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:07 PM

Of all the issues with the ASG, this is one that doesn't bother me.
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#6 Trastion

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

This might make you even more mad. The MVP also get a car. Possibly the same guy could get BOTH cars. Oh the humanity!

#7 jfranzen

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

This might make you even more mad. The MVP also get a car. Possibly the same guy could get BOTH cars. Oh the humanity!


That actually doesn't bother me.
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#8 ComradeWasabi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

You make it sound like the car is given away because the person who was picked last has been whining about it - which isn't the case at all. The car was given away starting last year to Phil Kessel, but not because he whined about it - it was a decision made by the league, almost certainly in conjunction with Honda as a promotional thing.

And for the record, Kessel did donate the car to charity last year.
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#9 HankthaTank

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

And for the record, Kessel did donate the car to charity last year.

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