Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Nagy...

I leave town for a couple days and the Kings destroy Chicago! I was impressed that the Kings won the first game in OT and was blown away when I checked the score of the second game and saw we were ahead 6-2 after the second. After finding out that both Nagy and Fro had two goals at that point I figured there would be a good chance that at least one hat trick would occur. I was also praying that we wouldn't blow a 4-goal lead. Since I wasn't able to watch the game while I was in SF (although I did catch the Winter Classic, thanks to NBC, and part of the Washington/Ottawa game thanks to FSN Bay Area Extra...what??), I bring you quotes from my hermano who went to the game with a bunch of friends, all of whom are big Kings fans, so thanks to the hermano for giving me some blogging material.

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've also been disappointed with Kopi's play lately. I don't know what it is. Maybe the coverage on him has gotten better...maybe he's putting too much pressure on himself...maybe he's trying to do too much...

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.

7 comments:

Kirsten said...

I was shocked, too. Wonder how long it takes Vinny to decide that he wants to be traded. Too bad a trade elsewhere would probably take away that really nice tan that he has going on...not that I'm looking or anything.

KMS2 said...

well, he could work on that tan in LA ;)

Kirsten said...

That's true. If Lecavalier gets traded to LA, I will make the trip down there to see him.

Kirsten said...

PS, I bet he'd look great in purple...

Tracy said...

For the record, my boy Nags has those good ones every once in a while and then tanks for a bunch of games... then comes back and repeats the process. God love him, definitely not a 4 million dollar man anymore *sob*. I still love him. :)

KMS2 said...

Vinny would look amazing in purple. I think TB's colors washes out his complexion.

Tracy: I really hope Nagy continues to do well. He already matched his goals from last year when he was with Phoenix...so maybe there's hope. But yeah, definitely not worth $4 million.

Kirsten said...

Interesting. I can't say that I've ever noticed that before, but just now I googled pictures of him in different colors, and you are right. I always wondered why he looked so pale while on the ice.