Sat Jun 21 02:55pm EDT
With the 211th pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings select Jesper Samuelsson of Tirma in Sweden; a.k.a. hockey's latest Mr. Irrelevant. (Sorry, Anton Grundel.) He's a 20-year-old center who had 62 points in 40 games last season. Our crack team of researchers were able to discover that Samuelsson signed a new contract with Tirma for the 2008-09 season, prompting Timra IK sport boss Stefan Lindqvist to say (via a hasty Google translation): "Jesper is a player for the future that we believe very much on. He can already by the autumn surprise us all." So the Red Wings draft a talented Swede with the last pick in the draft. Hey, it worked the last time.