I would like a "stats major" to compute the odds of an ethnic Macedonia hockey player ... Steve Stamkos, being the number one NHL draft choice and then being drafted by a team, in which one owner is an ethnic Greek ... Oren Koules!
What are the odds?
Oren ... sports and politics don't usually mix, but consider coming out in favour of human rights for ethnic Macedonians in Greece. It would do both Macedonia and Greece a world of good!
Bolts take Stamkos with top pick in NHL draft
- NHL - SI.com:
OTTAWA (AP) -- Maybe it was emotion. Perhaps it was for effect. Oren Koules, who heads the new ownership group approved to take over the Tampa Bay Lightning, is a Hollywood producer, after all.
Koules stepped to the podium at the NHL draft Friday night and announced the Lightning's selection of center Steven Stamkos with the No. 1 pick.
"I can't think of a better way to start things off," Koules said, his voice suddenly cracking as if he was going to tear up.
The Lightning came away big winners in selecting Stamkos during a first-round that featured numerous trades and a major run on what's projected to be a talented crop of defensemen. Stamkos, the consensus top prospect, is already penciled in to be the team's second-line center this season.