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Logan Couture was picked last in the NHL All Star Draft. Antero Niittymaki wasn’t picked off waivers at all. Couture will be remembered for being picked last, he got a car and donations to his favorite hockey charities and it’s possible he will get a superincredible season in 2012-13. That last one isn’t guaranteed because the sample size is too small to call it a pattern.
But all’s well that ends well and the award for best sportsman on Twitter goes to Logan Couture (@Logancouture), the San Jose Shark who went last in the draft. -Kevin McGran
@Logancouture: “Is it me or is it getting hotter back here after every pick?”
@Logancouture: “Who went last? I missed the end of the draft?”
@Logancouture: “First order of business. Pimping that Honda out”
Apparently the car will go to Logan’s brother. Couture did handle himself well. Several players were less composed than he was during the proceedings. Carey Price was so flustered by not realizing he had been called that he dissed
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This week's edited KNBR conversation between Sharks All-Star forward Logan Couture and Ralph Barbieri and Tom Tolbert: Tolbert: When's the last time you played in a hockey game where you knew you weren't going to get...
Logan Couture is a good ol’ Ontario boy, but didn’t spend time in Ottawa until he was drafted by the OHL’s 67s is 2005.
Prior to that, he played ‘AAA’ junior in his birth town of London, where he was teammates with the Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty.
But Couture remained true to his major junior roots last night in the skills competition, trading the Sharks...
Former Flyer Antero Niitymaki did not like playing for the San Jose organization. He made that clear in his comments after he found out through the media that the Sharks placed him on Waivers.
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"I'm on waivers? Nobody told me anything or called me."
"It's not a surprise. There was some talk yesterday. I'm glad they did it and are trying...
Without intending disrespect to Travis Yost, who just wrote a blog on this very subject, I do believe the Oilers could make use of Antero Niittymaki more than the Senators. For those of you who missed today's big(?) NHL news, the San Jose Sharks have placed goaltender Niittymaki on waiver.
Here's the skinny on Niittymaki: Aside from having a name that is practically impossible...
Oh, the stresses and strains of the family vacation. Arguments about the radio. Kids in the backseat asking "are we there yet?" And, of course, that moment when a Finnish sportswriter calls up and informs you that you're on waivers before your NHL employer does.
Such was the case for San Jose Sharks goaltender Antero Niittymaki's vacation to Lake Tahoe, according...
(01-26) 21:48 PST GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) -- A few text messages from San Jose Sharks teammate Joe Thornton helped Logan Couture avoid feeling unwanted when he was the last man standing in the NHL All-Star draft. "Oh yeah,...
A few text messages from San Jose Sharks teammate Joe Thornton helped Logan Couture avoid feeling unwanted when he was the last man standing in the NHL All-Star draft.
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, • The difference between the fiery Burke and most NHL GMs: Burke’s happiest when he has something to fight about. Last year, when Phil Kessel was the last pick in the all-star draft last year, Burke made all kinds of noise about the all-star process and his player being embarrassed and he shouted loudly for change. This year, the complete...
Talk about tension and pressure....
Jason Pominville is one of the final four players at the NHL All Star Game Draft.
He's joined by Logan Couture (Sharks), Tyler Seguin (Boston), and Jamie Benn (Dallas)
You had to know going into this back slap fest that Pommer would not have any friends with the team captains, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara....
The Sharks placed Antero Niittymaki on waivers Wednesday in their next step of trying to find the frustrated goaltender a new NHL home.