Last night I went to the Kings game with 3 buddies. When Nagy scored his first, the line looked like this: 1 goal, 1 assist. I turned to Vince and said "Nagy's having a pretty good game." Vince replied "Yeah, but a $4 million game? I don't think so."
After Nagy scored his second and assisted on Frolov's goal, Vince turned to me and said "NOW he's playing like a $4 million man."
After Nagy scored his hat trick, I turned to Vince and shouted "GIVE THAT GUY AN EXTENSION!!!"
The game was great. For once, the visitors were playing like the Kings, while the Kings were playing like the visitors.
Funny how Kopitar recorded zero points amidst the scoring frenzy. Only proves my theory that he's half-assing it out there. Or everyone else's theory that Kopitar gets double-teamed into submission.
Ivanans and that other guy went at it, fighting to a draw. The best part was two-fold: (1) both players tossing their sticks and gloves and circling each other before swinging - just like old time hockey; and (2) even when the linesmen tried to separate them, they still wanted to go at it. Haven't seen that kind of fury in a while. Someone must've made an Eastern European Yo Mama joke.
While I'm not quite convinced that Nagy is worth $4 million, I am convinced that he plays well with Frolov and that the two of them will continue to have a great season. Fro got injured just as the two guys established chemistry which caused Nagy to become invisible. With Fro back and healthy I am looking forward to watching those guys help create a solid second line that will alleviate the scoring pressure placed on Kopi, Brown and Cammy. While Army has played decently, once Cammy gets back I'm sure he'll be dropped to the third line and O'Sullivan will once again play with Fro and Nagy.
I'm still sticking to my New Years resolution so I need my guys to win two more consecutive games. Or, Tampa Bay could continue to suck and we could eventually overtake them. Can I tell you how shocked I was when I checked the standings and saw that TB was 29th in the league?? Guess Vinny can't do everything.