It isn’t because he was, at 22, the fact that you were taken 38th out of 600 players in the best hockey league in the world is hardly something to be ashamed of, although that would be a pretty good reason.
It isn’t because, as everyone seemed keen to bring up, this will certainly not be his last All-Star game, and it will likely be the last one where he is not picked high in the draft.
It isn’t because he has now taken in All-Star festivities in each of his first two NHL seasons (as a Young Star last year) and in the AHL game the year before (and the CHL Top Prospects game the year before that).
It isn’t because he got to watch a performance from and presumably meet Drake, although that is a pretty big deal because Drake is, A, awesome, and B, pretty much Couture’s favorite person ever.
It isn’t even because he is going to leave Ottawa with a new Honda that he will certainly have no interest in keeping himself, but that he can give to a friend, family member or, if he so chooses, a local writer in the San Jose area (seriously, that would be completely okay). That is a little bit closer though.
The reason that I don’t feel bad for Logan Couture is that going last in the NHL’s All Star Game Fantasy Draft is that all things considered, going last may have actually been the best thing that could have happened to the young San Jose Sharks center. Continue reading