Ovechkin's being selected by team Staal after Cam Ward.
Ward: Dude, where's my car, I am the number one pick!
Ovechkin: Dude, you're screwed, the car will be given to the last pick.
Slava Malamud from Sport-Express talked about texting and other stuff with Ovi after the draft:
"So many of my friends and acquaintances started to text me!" commented Ovechkin after the draft. "It was a bit boring, so I quietly pulled my cell phone."
Which one was the funniest message?
"Stop texting, you're on TV!"
Did Semin text anything?
No, he is on vacation, in New York right now. I think he didn't even watch.
Do you regret that there are so few Russians?
Of course I feel sorry. Here, Malkin didn't show up. Well, what can you do? Such is the fate of a man.
You will have to take all the rap. You'll have to do something special at the skills competition.
Maybe I shouldn't do anything? That would be cool! I'd just sit on the ice and look at the guys.
Did you have a chance to meet Dadonov?
Yes, we exchanged phone numbers. We're going to go out and have meal together.
For you this arena is very special ...
Yes, seven years ago I was chosen here at the NHL draft.
Back then you were the first pick. And now you're only the third.
Not a big deal, where it was necessary I was chosen as number one. And this is just for fun.
Can you comment on a new Semin's contract?
I am very glad that he signed, but it's a pity that it was only for one year. For him it is very important. It was evident that he was very upset about it. And now the mountain had fallen from his shoulders and he can concentrate on the most important games.
And the winner of the All-Star draft is... Phil Kessel! Really, he is the one who got Honda and $20K for charities.
Alex Ovechkin answers questions during NHL All Star Player Media Availability apart of the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center on January 28, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images via Yahoo Sports)