NHLers modest when it comes to Sask. fantasy all-stars
Just how modest are two of the best-known NHL hockey stars from Saskatchewan?
When Jarret Stoll and Jordan Eberle were asked to draft their own fantasy team of Saskatchewan all-stars, using CBC's new Make-Your-Own-Team widget, neither picked himself.
Eberle, a right winger with the Edmonton Oilers who's from Regina, said he gave it a lot of thought, before coming up with his three forwards, two defencemen and a goalie.
"I would just go with the best players," he said. "There's a lot of talent and there's a lot of guys to pick [from]."
Los Angeles Kings centre Stoll, who was born in Melville, said he considered adding himself, but decided against it.
"Myself ... maybe I was close to putting it on my own list but I'll stay away from that," he said. "There's so many good players."
The feature that launched on the weekend lets people create a team from 39 players who hail from Saskatchewan.
They can download a picture of their picks.They can also vote on who makes the cut — with the final six to be announced next week.
Eberle went with forwards Chris Kunitz, Scott Hartnell, Ryan Getzlaf and on defence, Garnet Exelby and Sheldon Brookbank, and Devan Dubnyk in net.
Stoll picked forwards Eberle, Hartnell and Getzlaf. On defence, he went with Nick Schultz and Brookbank
Like Eberle, he went with Dubnyk in net.