That right there is why I wish Datsyuk could have been an assistant to either Chara or Alfredsson. Him that close to a mic for the Draft would have made it so much more entertaining.
But in that case, we wouldn’t have been able to get the little insight into what his peers think of him: first overall pick in a pretty stacked group. Chara did joke he would have gone with Lidstrom first if he’d been there, but still, it’s pretty cool for Pavel. And it did look like Alfredsson was disappointed Chara got Datsyuk, even though he was apparently obligated to select Senators first.
But poor Jimmyâ€”selected last among the goalies. I get him being picked behind Thomas and maybe behind Quick. I might even grant Elliot, given the season he’s having. But his going after Carey Price hurt to watch. Not sure if you can read a peer statement into that the same way you can read into the first overall choice, but it’s interesting. Sorry, “Jim.”
But at least they’re on the same team, so we can pull for Team Chara, eh?